“A great account of the commitment, camaraderie, and capability of the women who’ve worked to better our nation.” – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
“Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough is required reading if you care about the future of reproductive health and rights.” – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood
“Anyone interested in gender and politics and the change we can make should read Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough. Go get it now!” – Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress
Despite the conventional wisdom, which holds that abortion only motivates voters on the right, history suggests otherwise: boldly supporting a woman’s right to legal abortion is a winning strategy for Democrats on the road to the White House. When the issue of abortion is activated during a presidential campaign – like it was in 1992 and 2012 […]
Nancy L. Cohen is an award-winning author, historian, and leading national expert on the intersection of gender and American politics. She is the author of four books, including Breakthrough, Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America and The Reconstruction of American Liberalism. Nancy’s articles and political commentary have been published in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere, and she has appeared on MSNBC and NPR as a featured guest. Nancy speaks frequently at conferences, literary festivals, and universities. Currently, she is working on a new book on the history of American women in politics since since suffrage. Follow along with her on Twitter @nancylcohen.