Women in Congress, 1917-1990

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House document volume 108-223.
United States congressional serial set volume serial no. 14903.
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U.S. G.P.O.,
Pub. Date:
2006.
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English
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT--OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price while supplies last Women in Congress, 1917-2006 is the most comprehensive source available on the 229 women who have served in U.S. House of Representatives and Senate--from the first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin of Montana, to the new Members of the 109th Congress.  The book covers the breadth of the story of congressional women:   Pioneers who broke racial barriers, such as Patsy Mink of Hawaii, the first woman of color to serve in Congress, and Shirley Chisholm of New York, the first African-American Congresswoman Masters of institutional politics such as Mary Norton of New Jersey, Julia Hansen of Washington, and Barbara Jordan of Texas One-term widows to such women as Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts, the longest serving woman in congressional history, and Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, the first woman to serve in the House and Senate And many others such as Ruth Hanna McCormick, an Illinois Representative and the first woman to be a U.S. Senate candidate on a major party ticket; Dixie Bibb Graves of Alabama, whose husband, the state's governor, appointed her to the U.S. Senate; and Coya Knutson of Minnesota, a U.S. Representative whose promising career was cut short when her husband sabotaged her 1958 campaign by claiming that she had neglected her familial responsibilities   Designed for students and a general audience, this book features four- to six-page biographical profiles of individual Members, drawn from primary and secondary sources and set into generational time periods. Former Member profiles are arranged chronologically and are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history. Profiles of the 74 women Members of the 109th Congress are covered in a separate section of the book and are arranged alphabetically. The book also includes:   Pictures of every woman who has served in Congress, including rare historical images Bibliographies for further reading and manuscript collection references Statistical graphs and charts Appendices on women's committee assignments; women committee and subcommittee chairs; women in Congress by state; and minority women in Congress A comprehensive index   Authorized by a U.S. House resolution, and researched and written by the Office of History Preservation in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, Women in Congress is the first in an official four-part series about minorities who have served in Congress. Future volumes will profile African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian-Pacific Islander Americans who have served in Congress. Related products: Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 --Hardcover format can be found here:  https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01563-9     -- Paperback format can be found here:  https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-071-01567-1 Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 -- Hardcover format can be found here:  https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07519-8     -- Paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07520-1  
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subject_facet Biography, États-Unis. -- Congress -- Biographies, Femmes parlementaires -- États-Unis -- Biographies, United States, United States. -- Congress, United States. -- Congress -- Biography, Women legislators, Women legislators -- United States -- Biography
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title_full Women in Congress, 1917-1990 [reference] / prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives
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