9780553380668-0553380664-Barbara Jordan: American Hero

Barbara Jordan: American Hero

ISBN-13: 9780553380668
ISBN-10: 0553380664
Author: Rogers, Mary Beth
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Bantam
Format: Paperback 414 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780553380668
ISBN-10: 0553380664
Author: Rogers, Mary Beth
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Bantam
Format: Paperback 414 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rogers, Mary Beth wrote Barbara Jordan: American Hero comprising 414 pages back in 2000. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0553380664 and 9780553380668. Since then Barbara Jordan: American Hero textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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