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Never a Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman

McCauley, Kathy (2012) Never a Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Elsie Hillman, through her thoughtful leadership, boundless energy, big-sky thinking, clear perceptions, and principled defenses of civil rights, rose in power within a transitioning Republican Party. As a party moderate, she encouraged women to run for political office and supported their efforts, worked hard to increase the political participation of African Americans in the party, and engaged and garnered the support of organized labor for candidates who shared her beliefs. This book contains a glimpse of Elsie Hillman’s knack for identifying individuals she believed would make good, balanced leaders and her tireless work to elevate them to positions of great power, leading some to dub her a kingmaker; her concerns for the moral, social, and political implications of religious beliefs; her passion for certain political issues that were not often shared by those in her party; and her sadness over having dedicated much of her life to a party that she came to believe had abandoned her. Elsie’s clarity of thought, vision, and commitment, and her dedication and ability to will into being that which others may not have imagined possible makes her story an important study in leadership, civic engagement, politics, and government—in any context.


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Item Type: Book
Status: Published
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McCauley, Kathy
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Institute of Politics
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 14:12
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:56


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