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Published: 31 May 2016

328 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190468606

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A Feminist in the White House

Midge Costanza, the Carter Years, and America's Culture Wars

Doreen J. Mattingly

  • Draws on Midge Costanza's previously unavailable personal papers from her time in the White House and after, including memos, letters, photos, previously unreleased interviews, Costanza's unfinished memoir, and scripts for an unmade movie and television series based on Costanza's life
  • Provides a new perspective on the role of the Carter administration in the emergence of the culture wars that have come to dominate US politics
  • Complicates our understanding of second-wave feminism through Costanza's wide-ranging and, at times, contradictory activist agenda and personal identity

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