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"Undismayed By Any Mere Man": Women Lawmakers and Tax Policy in Nevada, 1919-1956

Abstract Women have played a vital role in Nevada's lawmaking process since first lobbying the Territorial Legislature in 1861. In subsequent decades, women increased in numbers as lobbyists, staff, and reporters. By 1914, when Nevada women won the right to vote and be elected to office, male legislators were accustomed to a female presence in the Capitol. With enfranchisement, however, came a more direct role for women in the state's lawmaking process. Featuring the twenty-nine women who served in the Nevada Legislature in the first half of the twentieth century, this dissertation enhances knowledge about public women between what are commonly called the two feminist waves. In addition to a general analysis of their partisan and legislative... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Bennett, Dana R (Author) / Gray, Susan E (Advisor) / Critchlow, Donald (Committee member) / Warren-Findley, Jannelle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American History / Women's Studies / 20th-century / businesswomen / legislatures / Nevada / taxation / women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 319 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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