Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer (Routledge by Nancy C. Unger

By Nancy C. Unger

In 1931, the New York Times hailed Belle Case los angeles Follette as "probably the least identified but such a lot influential of all of the American girls who've needed to do with public affairs." A devoted suggest for women's suffrage, peace, and different motives, she served as a key consultant to her husband, prime innovative flesh presser Robert los angeles Follette. She additionally wielded huge effect via her personal speeches and journalism, as while she adversarial racism by way of talking out opposed to the segregation of the government less than President Woodrow Wilson.

In a concise, vigorous, and fascinating narrative, Nancy C. Unger indicates how Belle l. a. Follette uniquely contributed to innovative reform, in addition to the methods her paintings used to be ordinary of women--and progressives--of her time. Supported by means of basic records and a powerful spouse web site, this ebook introduces scholars of yankee background to a unprecedented lady and the period of innovative reform.

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