Supreme Court Decisions and Womens Rights
Supreme Court Decisions and Women's Rights is the first authoritative, illustrated guide to make Supreme Court cases and issues involving women's ... Show synopsis Supreme Court Decisions and Women's Rights is the first authoritative, illustrated guide to make Supreme Court cases and issues involving women's rights and gender understandable and accessible to a wide audience. High school students will find a lively, easy-to-read account that makes complex legal and constitutional issues comprehensible. More than 110 photos, cartoons, and other illustrative material, many of which have never been published, round out the visual presentation of this unique reference work and enrich the historical context for the cases presented. Starting in the post-Civil War era, the book discusses the concept of Romantic Paternalism and how this belief that the law should provide extra protections to women because they are weaker and gentler than men began to be tested. Readers will find the full story of Susan B. Anthony and the quest for suffrage, but they'll also find the cases that set the stage for the movement . . . and the cases and movements that continue to this day as a result of it. Supreme Court Decisions and Women's Rights is organized chronologically and by topic for easy research. The more than 75 cases covered include all the important issues and movements regarding the Supreme Court and women's rights from the earliest days to the present.