Compare & Contrast Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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1920: Women are allowed to vote for the first time; politicians, especially Republicans, court the women's vote. A National Women's Party exists as an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans. Many feminists, not including Eleanor Roosevelt, believe the two major parties will betray their interests.

Today: The targeting of female voters by political parties becomes very sophisticated. In the presidential election of 1996, both parties seek to win over the "soccer moms"; in 2000, women independent voters are considered one of the key groups. There is a "gender gap" among voters: women are more likely to be Democrats than men are.

1920s: In a period of social change following World War I, the percentage of women in the workforce rises above the turn of the century figure of 20 percent.

Today: More than 75 percent of women age 25-44 are in the workforce. However, women's earnings still lag behind those of men...

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