By Sue Tolleson-Rinehart,Jeanie R. Stanley
It was once like a remake of The Cowboy and the Lady, other than that this time they were not pals. The 1990 Texas governor's race pitted Republican Clayton Williams, a politically conservative rancher and oil millionaire, opposed to Democrat Ann Richards, an skilled innovative baby-kisser famous for her longevity and quickly wit. Their ameliorations provided electorate a call not just of guidelines and courses but in addition of stereotypes and myths of men's and women's right roles.
Claytie and the Lady is the 1st in-depth examine how gender affected the 1990 governor's race. The authors' research unearths that Ann Richards' victory was once end result of the a different mixture of features. She was once at the same time difficult sufficient to persuade citizens that she may lead and female sufficient to place them comfy. while, she remained dedicated to the innovative and women's matters that had gained her the early help of feminists and progressives. The authors additionally exhibit how Clayton Williams' entice the Texas cowboy fantasy backfired whilst he broke the cowboy code of chivalry to women.
The authors set their dialogue in the historic context of twentieth-century Texas politics and the theoretical context of gender politics with the intention to pose a couple of thought-provoking questions about the consequences of women's participation in political lifestyles. Interviews with key gamers within the 1990 election, together with Governor Ann Richards, upload a full of life and insightful counterpoint to the text.
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