A Woman in the House (and Senate)
how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
Flash and crash, 1920-1930 (Rebecca Felton, Winnifred Huck, Mae Nolan, Katherine Langley, Florence Kahn, Mary Norton, Edith Rogers, Ruth Hanna McCormick, Ruth Bryan Owen)
Hard times: Depression, war, and the Red menace, 1931-1953 (Hattie Caraway, Pearl Oldfield, Effiegene Wingo, Margaret Chase Smith, Clare Boothe Luce, Helen Gahagan Douglas)
Settling down and stirring things up, 1954-1963 (Florence Dwyer, Frances Payne Bolton, Marguerite Church, Leonor K. Sullivan, Martha Wright Griffiths)
"A change is gonna come," 1964-1979 (Patsy Takemoto Mink, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Cardiss Collins, Bella Abzug, Millicent Fenwick, Patricia Schroeder, Geraldine Ferraro, Maurine Neuberger, Nancy Landon Kassebaum)
The calm before the storm, 1980-1999 (Carol Moseley Braun, Dianne Fienstein, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray, Barbara Mikulski, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins)
An unsettling decade, 2000-2010 (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Maria Cantwell, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Mary Landrieu, Deborah Stabenow, Lisa Murkowski, Elizabeth Dole, Nancy Pelosi)
What goes up must come down, and goes back up! (Gabrielle Giffords, Michele Bachman, Deb Fischer, Mazie Hirono, Elizabeth Warren, Heidi Heitkamp, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Ann McLane Kuster, Carol Shea-Porter, Kelly Ayotte, Jeanne Shaheen)
From Library Staff
For the first 128 years of our country's history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress--even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women acros... Read More »
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