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The Resource Barbara Jordan : American hero, Mary Beth Rogers

Barbara Jordan : American hero, Mary Beth Rogers

Label
Barbara Jordan : American hero
Title
Barbara Jordan
Title remainder
American hero
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beth Rogers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barbara Jordan was the first African American to serve in the Texas Senate since Reconstruction, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South, and the first to deliver the keynote address at a national party convention. Yet Jordan herself remained a mystery, a woman so private that even her close friends did not know the name of the illness that debilitated her for two decades until it struck her down at the age of fifty-nine. In Barbara Jordan, Mary Beth Rogers deftly explores the forces that shaped the moral character and quiet dignity of this extraordinary woman. She reveals the seeds of Jordan's trademark stoicism while recapturing the essence of a black woman entering politics just as the civil rights movement exploded across the nation. Celebrating Jordan's elegance, passion, and patriotism, this illuminating portrayal gives new depth to our understanding of one of the most influential women of our time, a woman whose powerful convictions and flair for oratorical drama changed the political landscape of America's twentieth century
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.J62
LC item number
R63 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Barbara Jordan : American hero, Mary Beth Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [394]-398) and index
Control code
38948393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 414 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553106039
Lccn
98019996
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Barbara Jordan : American hero, Mary Beth Rogers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [394]-398) and index
Control code
38948393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 414 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553106039
Lccn
98019996
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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