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Running against the wind : the struggle of women in Massachusetts politics
Taymor, Betty.
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Northeastern University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Founder and former director of the Boston-based Program for Women in Political and Government Careers, Taymore recounts her more than four decades as an activist in the Democratic Party and an advocate of women's candidacy for elective office. She plowed her path through McCarthyism, the civil right

Author Notes

Betty Taymor is the founder and former director of the Program for Women in Political and Governmental Careers, and now serves as a visiting fellow to the McCormack Institute.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Author's Notep. xi
I. Becoming a Political Woman
1. Early Daysp. 3
2. Getting Involved in Party Politicsp. 21
3. A First Look at Women in Politics in Massachusettsp. 42
4. From Bleeding Hearts to Hardball Politicsp. 51
5. The Sixties: Beginning with Promisep. 63
6. The Sixties: Ending in Chaosp. 78
II. Opening Doors for Women in Politics
7. The 1970s: A Decade of Change and Growthp. 99
8. The Surge in Women's Political Activityp. 129
9. The Emergence of Women in Politics and Governmentp. 142
10. The Struggle for the Program at Boston Collegep. 164
11. Still Running against the Windp. 174
12. A Hard Look at the Problemp. 179
13. A Shifting Windp. 198
Indexp. 207