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Looks at the history of previous Constitutional amendments, including income tax, prohibition, women's suffrage, and child labor, and analyzes the factors that stopped the Equal Rights Amendment
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The failure of the ERA to achieve ratification could have been predicted by a careful student of history, argues Berry (History, Law, Howard Univ.), a courageous member of the Civil Rights Commission. By examining other amendment campaigns Berry shows that timing is crucial; that consensus must be built state by state before Congress votes; and that the people must be convinced of the need for the amendment. ERA proponents were slow to appreciate the difficulties, and the strength of the opposition. Berry hopes the lessons of earlier amendment campaigns will yet be useful. Her message is compelling. Unfortunately, this important book is flawed by convoluted sentences and grammatical errors. Recommended with this reservation for public and academic libraries.Mary Drake McFeely, Smith Coll. Lib., Northampton, Mass.
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Book Description Indiana University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0253365376_abe_bn
Book Description Indiana Univ Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0253365376
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