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A Woman in the House (and Senate)

How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country
Cooper, Ilene (Book - 2014 )
A Woman in the House (and Senate)
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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 across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women's suffrage movement and going all the way through the results of the 2012 election, Ilene Cooper deftly covers more than a century of U.S. history in order to highlight the influential and diverse group of female leaders who opened doors for women in politics as well as the nation as a whole.
Authors: Cooper, Ilene
Title: A woman in the House (and Senate)
how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
Publisher: New York :, Abrams Books for Young Readers,, 2014
Characteristics: 134 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Ilene Cooper ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by Former U.S. senator Olympia Snowe
Contents: "Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less" (Jeanette Rankin, Alice Mary Robertson)
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)
Summary: 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 across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women's suffrage movement and going all the way through the results of the 2012 election, Ilene Cooper deftly covers more than a century of U.S. history in order to highlight the influential and diverse group of female leaders who opened doors for women in politics as well as the nation as a whole.
Additional Contributors: Baddeley, Elizabeth
ISBN: 1419710362
9781419710360
Branch Call Number: j 320.082 C7772w 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-127) and index
Subject Headings: United States. Congress History Juvenile literature Women legislators United States History Juvenile literature Women Political activity United States Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Women legislators
Women
LCCN: 2013022201
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