Shapers of the Great Debate on the Great Society

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Lawson Bowling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: History

Page: 320

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Presents profiles on key figures associated with the Great Society, including Lyndon Johnson, Joseph Califano, Sargent Schriver, William F. Buckley, Jr., Strom Thurmond, and Edith Green.

Shapers of the Great Debate on the Freedom of Religion

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jonathan Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Presents profiles of key figures associated with the American debate over religious freedom, beginning in the sixteenth century and including such influential leaders as Roger Williams, Thomas Jefferson, and Jerry Falwell.

Shapers of the Great Debate on the Civil War

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Dan Monroe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: History

Page: 405

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Introduces students to the individuals who have contributed to the debate on the Civil War.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Conservation

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Rachel White

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Presents profiles on key figures in the conservation movement, including John Muir, Dixie Lee Ray, Rachel Carson, James Gaius Watt, and Christopher Swain.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracy

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Paul E. Doutrich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Readers are introduced to the people and policies involved in debates of the Jacksonian era.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Immigration

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Mary Elizabeth Brown

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Introduces students to people who have contributed to U.S. immigration policy from the Revolution to the present.

Shapers of the Great Debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph C. Morton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Provides brief biographies of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including key figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Luther Martin, and James Madison.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Native Americans--land, Spirit, and Power

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: History

Page: 274

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Examines the westward movement of the American frontier from the contrasting viewpoints of settlers and Native Americans, over the years from the 1600s onward, and discusses current issues in the words of twentieth-century commentators and activists.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Women's Rights: A Biographical Dictionary

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joyce D. Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The three waves of feminism are explored through the lives of the women who made history in bringing women's issues to the forefront of American society. Many early feminists supported not only women's rights, but also rights of slaves and contributed to the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, granting emancipation to slaves. They continued to work towards women's suffrage and were hopeful the Fourteenth Amendment would provide universal suffrage. However, women were not granted suffrage until the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, nearly fifty years later. It was women's fundamental need for independence and an identity of their own, separate from that of men, which thrust the women's movement forward and continues to propel it today. Many notable women, such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Billie Jean King, Betty Friedan, Helen Gurley Brown, Jane Fonda, and Sandra Day O'Connor, are included in this history of the women's movement in America. The biographical entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a bibliography. The Shapers of the Great Debate series takes a biographical approach to history, following the premise that people make history in the circumstances in which they find themselves. Each volume in this series examines the lives and experiences of the individuals involved in a particular debate through both major and minor biographies.

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