Women of the NYPD: a historical perspective 1891-1995

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"This text sets forth the major chapters of the history of women in the New York Police Department. It also tells the stores of some of the brave pioneers who helped shape that history. The evolution of women's roles in the Department were also influenced by larger historical forces such as the suffrage movement, two world wars, the civil rights struggle, and the modern feminist movement. The events portrayed in this text chronicle a series of hard won victories on the path toward equality."--Page 2

Associated with

Scott, Elsie L. (creator); Peyser, Patricia (creator); Braxton, Lillian (creator)


Scott, Elsie
Peyser, Patricia
Braxton, Lillian
Policewomen -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) Police Department


NYPD Collection, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY


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See also by same authors, NYPD Museum exhibit catalog (2017) A history of women in policing. Open Special Collections HV8023.N7 A4 2017