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Title The U.S. women's jury movements and strategic adaptation : a more just verdict / Holly J. McCammon.
Edition First paperback edition.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  KF 8977 .M33 2014    DUE 09-05-18
Description xviii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-290) and index.
Summary When women won the vote in the United States in 1920, they were still routinely barred from serving as jurors, but some began vigorous campaigns for a place in the jury box. This book tells the story of how women mobilized in fifteen states to change jury laws so that women could gain this additional right of citizenship.--from publisher's description.
Contents Introduction : the women's jury movements and strategic adaptation -- Theorizing social movement strategic adaptation -- Broadening women's citizenship : a history of U.S. women's jury rights -- Responding to political defeats -- Countering public opposition and indifference -- Taking advantage of cultural opportunities -- Turning the movement around -- Comparing the movements : qualitative comparative analysis -- Conclusion : final thoughts on strategic adaptation and social movement agency.
Subject Women jurors -- United States -- History.
Jury -- United States -- History.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects.
Added Title US women's jury movements and strategic adaptation
ISBN 1107663261
OCLC # 866922520
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