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Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, 1933-1964

Philip Nash


Breaking Protocol tells the story of the first female ambassadors in US history (1933–1964): Ruth Bryan Owen, Florence Jaffray Harriman, Perle S. Mesta, Eugenie M. Anderson, Clare Boothe Luce, and Frances E. Willis. This is the first group biography of the Big Six, one that places these women in a wider historical context based on deep and broad research in archival sources. It restores these women to their rightful place in history, and it assists the larger project of rendering women in international history visible. It begins by establishing the historical context, the male-dominated world ... More

Keywords: Female ambassadors, Women in international history, Gender and US foreign relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813178394
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Nash, author
Penn State Shenango