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Beyond Suffrage

Beyond Suffrage

Women in the New Deal

Susan Ware

ISBN 9780674069220

Publication date: 01/01/1987

The New Deal administration of Franklin Roosevelt brought an unprecedented number of women to Washington to serve in positions of power and influence. Beyond Suffrage is a study of women who achieved positions of national leadership in the 1930s. Susan Ware discusses the network they established, their attitudes toward feminism and social reform, and the impact they had upon the New Deal's social welfare policies and on Democratic party politics.


  • A sensitive collective biography of twenty-eight women New Dealers and…a description of their tactical means of operation… All can unite in thanking Ware for opening a uniquely political chapter in women’s history and for revitalizing the historiography of the New Deal.

    —Journal of American History


  • Susan Ware, celebrated feminist historian and biographer, is the author of American Women’s History: A Very Short Introduction and Letter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century, among other books. She is the editor of American Women’s Suffrage: Voices from the Long Struggle for the Vote, 1776–1965 and is Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.

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