The Problem of Women in the Department:  Sex and Gender Discrimination in the 1960s United States Foreign Diplomatic Service

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McKenzie, Beatrice Loftus (2015)
  • Publisher: European Association for American Studies
  • Journal: (issn: 1991-9336)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4000/ejas.10589
  • Subject: Gender | sexuality | Sociology (General) | Rickie Sollinger | sexual harassment | United States | John F. Kennedy | Frances Willis | History America | Bill Wood | E151-889 | Frank Carlucci | State Department | gender discrimination | Constance Harvey | Joseph Mobutu | Michael Krenn | Foreign Service Officer | HM401-1281 | sexual revolution | Patrice Lumumba | Foreign Service exam | Homer Calkin | Wriston program | U.S. Foreign Service | Alison Palmer | Edward Korry | Joseph McCarthy | Sumner Welles | class action lawsuit | E-F

Alison Palmer, a United States Foreign Service Officer from 1959 to 1981, brought a gender equity complaint against the U.S. State Department in the late 1960s and then led a class action lawsuit by female officers that lasted until 2010.  Examining the records of Palme... View more
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