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Author Des Jardins, Julie, author.

Title American queenmaker : how Missy Meloney brought women into politics / Julie Des Jardins.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2020.


Order cancelled for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xix, 359 pages ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The makings of a sob story -- A cub reporter in -- Manhattan...marriage...motherhood...magazines-modernity, 1900-1914 -- What it means to be a patriot (The suffragist, who wasn't), 1915-1920 -- Cultivating relationships and best sellers for and by women, 1920 -- The publicist of Madame Curie, 1921 -- Hatching ideas for women readers, workers, and voters, 1922-1926 -- A widow's touch at the New York Herald Tribune, 1926-1927 -- The work of weaving webs, 1928-29 -- Being useful in a Great Depression, 1930-1932 -- Female friends, forums, fascists, and freedom of speech, 1933-1934 -- Publicly turning a page, 1934-1936 -- Illness and impending war, 1937-1940 -- A woman's work is never done, 1940-1943.
Summary "Marie 'Missy' Mattingly Meloney was born in 1878, in an America where women couldn't vote. Yet she recognized the power that women held as consumers and family decision-makers, and persuaded male publishers and politicians to take them seriously. Over the course of her life as a journalist, magazine editor-in-chief, and political advisor, Missy created the idea of the female demographic. After the passage of the 19th Amendment she encouraged candidates to engage with and appeal to women directly. In this role, she advised Presidents from Hoover and Coolidge to FDR. By the time she died in 1943, women were a recognized political force to be reckoned with. In this groundbreaking biography, historian Julie Des Jardins restores Missy to her rightful place in American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943.
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
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