Why ERA Failed: Politics, Women's Rights, and the Amending Process of the Constitution

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Indiana University Press, 1988 - 147 頁

Why ERA Failed looks at the systemic problems of politics and the amending process. The author, Mary Frances Berry, considers the behavior of the two sides from the perspective of a historian and lawyer. She describes the history of the amending process, from the Constitutional Convention to the present day, and its application to the struggles for amendments concerned with the status of blacks after the Civil War, income tax, prohibition, child labor, and woman suffrage.

Berry concludes that ERA approval was problematic at best and defeat predictable. Supporters did too little of what is required for ratification of a substantive proposal too late. Furthermore, the large number of state ratifications gained was deceptive. Support was eroding instead of increasing in the final stages of the campaign.

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This is a short book on the Equal Rights Amendment and why it failed in America. It's an enlightening book about the amendment, what it means for women and for America, and the opposition against it. 閱讀評論全文

Why ERA failed: politics, women's rights, and the amending process of the constitution

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The failure of the ERA to achieve ratification could have been predicted by a careful student of history, argues Berry (History, Law, Howard Univ.), a courageous member of the Civil Rights Commission ... 閱讀評論全文

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The Sixteenth Amend
11
The Nineteenth
30
Losing the
45
Extension Rescission and Failure
70
Legal Developments in the Courts and in the
86
Losing Consensus in the Congress
101
Appendixes
121
Index
143
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