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Indomitable Sarah: The Life of Judge Sarah T. Hughes

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ISBN: 0870744879
Издательство: Southern Methodist University Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 467
Book Description"I picked up Indomitable Sarah and couldn't put it down. It's terrific. Sarah T. Hughes deserved a special book to be written about her and Darwin Payne has captured her drive, her smarts-her being, in a page-turning way that her page-turning life demanded."-Jim Lehrer "If you want to know how awesome Sarah T. Hughes was, she passed a state income tax through the Texas House of Representatives in 1932, something no one has done before or since. Darwin Payne gives us a full account ofher decades-long struggles against racism, sexism, poverty and injustice. We are lucky to have this splendid account of one of Texas's greatest freedom fighters."-Molly Ivins Judge Sarah T. Hughes is best remembered as the woman who swore in Lyndon Johnson as president aboard Air Force One on November 22, 1963, after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. But long before then, she had been making headlines as the foremost woman Democrat in Texas. She was a legislator, judge,...