After Reagan: New Party Attitudes toward Gender

@article{Costain1991AfterRN,
  title={After Reagan: New Party Attitudes toward Gender},
  author={Anne N. Costain},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={515},
  pages={114 - 125}
}
  • Anne N. Costain
  • Published 1 May 1991
  • History, Political Science
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
From the suffrage period until the 1960s, the Democratic and Republican parties were split over women's issues. The Republican Party advocated equal rights for women, while the Democrats preferred protective legislation to shield women from social and economic competition. In the 1960s the parties began a process of convergence. By the close of the Johnson administration there was a virtual consensus that legal equality should be extended to women. Yet, in the early 1970s, the Republican Party… 
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