Fierce and fearless : Patsy Takemoto Mink, first woman of color in Congress /

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Author / Creator:Wu, Judy Tzu-Chun, author.
Imprint:New York : New York University Press, ©2022.
Description:ix, 439 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject:Mink, Patsy T., -- 1927-2002.
Mink, Patsy T., -- 1927-2002.
United States. -- Congress -- Biography.
United States. -- Congress.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Women legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Legislators -- Hawaii -- Biography.
Women legislators -- Hawaii -- Biography.
Japanese American lawyers -- Hawaii -- Biography.
Japanese Americans -- Biography.
Japanese American women -- Biography.
Parlementaires -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Femmes parlementaires -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Américains d'origine japonaise -- Biographies.
Américaines d'origine japonaise -- Biographies.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 20e siècle.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Varying Form of Title:Patsy Takemoto Mink, first woman of color in Congress
Other authors / contributors:Mink, Gwendolyn, 1952- author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-417) and index.
Summary:"The book explores the life and politics of Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), a third generation Japanese American from Hawai'i, the first woman of color in Congress and the legislative champion of Title IX. Co-authored by her daughter, political scientist Gwendolyn Mink, and historian Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, this work discusses Mink's decades-long work for women's equality, civil rights, environmental humanism, and peace. The book considers Mink's policy and political commitments and contributions and explores how Mink's Pacific World view shaped her politics as a feminist, a civil rights advocate, an environmentalist, and a critic of U.S. militarism. From the late 19th century immigration story of Mink's forbears through Mink's early 21st century advocacy for social justice, this book offers new insights regarding intersectional legislative feminism and Pacific feminism, makes visible one woman's policy activism in the mainstream of U.S. politics, and brings much needed attention to a woman of color who profoundly shaped the politics of race, class, and gender in the second half of the 20th century"--
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • A Note on the Text
  • Introduction: Speaking Truth to Power
  • Part I. The Party of the People
  • The Tateyamas of Waikamoi
  • 1. Plantation Society
  • "Pink Mink"
  • 2. A Democratic Revolution
  • Part II. A Great Society at War
  • "I See You Have Appointment with Vietcong"
  • 3. A Dove among Hawks
  • "You Must Be a Women's Libber"
  • 4. A Feminist Legislator
  • Mauch Chunk
  • 5. A Pacific Environmentalist
  • Part III. Oceans and Islands
  • Violated
  • 6. A Progressive Political Vision
  • Back Home in Waipahu
  • 7. Practicing "We" Politics
  • Part IV. A National Reckoning
  • "Nobody around Here Is Interested"
  • 8. The Third Wave
  • Welfare Is a Women's Issue
  • 9. Battling Poverty
  • "No, Where Are You Really From?"
  • 10. The Cost of Belonging
  • "Stay Safe, Patsy"
  • Epilogue: Ripples
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Authors