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After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Elisabeth Israels Perry


Soon after his first inauguration in 1934, New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia began appointing women into his administration. By the end of his three terms he had installed almost a hundred women as lawyers, board and commission members and secretaries, deputy commissioners, and judges. No previous mayor had done anything comparable. These “Women of the La Guardia Administration” met frequently for mutual support and political strategizing. This book tells their stories. It begins with the city’s suffrage movement, which prepared them for political action. After they won the vote in 1917, ... More

Keywords: women, feminism, politics, Fiorello La Guardia, New York City, Women’s Court, progressivism, government, modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199341849
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199341849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Israels Perry, author
Professor Emeritus of History and Women's Studies, Saint Louis University

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