Kristie Miller is co-editor of We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties, 1880-1960.


The American political world has changed remarkably with the entry of women into politics in great numbers. This is a fact of enormous importance in contemporary politics, but its roots are deep and extend well into the nineteenth century. Kristie Miller describes how club and non-partisan political activity began in the 1880s and led to intense partisan activity in the 20th century.