Bella Abzug : how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way : an oral history / by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom.

For more than fifty years, Bella Abzug championed the powerless and disenfranchised, as an activist, congresswoman, and leader in every major social initiative of her time--from Zionism and labor in the 40s to the ban-the-bomb efforts in the 50s, to civil rights and the anti-Vietnam War movements of...

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Main Author: Levine, Suzanne Braun.
Other Authors: Thom, Mary.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition:1st ed.
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505 0 |a The early years: a passion for social justice -- Civil rights and civil liberties -- and raising a family -- The Willie McGee case -- Building a peace movement -- Transforming local politics -- Running and winning: building a new coalition -- An outsider on the inside -- Peace protesters at the capitol -- Building a political women's movement -- Becoming a legislative force in congress -- Running and losing -- and regrouping -- Mobilizing American women voters -- Building an agenda for women -- one meeting, conference, march at a time -- Loss, poker, and family politics -- Bella does Marlene -- Going global. 
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