Women of Congress

Women of Congress

A Twentieth-century Odyssey

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the women who have served as legislators in the House and Senate since 1917, when Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, was sworn in

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A history of women legislators in the House and Senate recounting the stories of 15 congresswomen beginning with Jeannette Rankin and concluding with three members of the present Congress. Congressional Representative Kaptur has the insider's perspective on what faces women in government, skillfully blending personal interviews with research to chart the progress of women legislators since Rankin's election in 1917, discussing progress toward tenure and seniority, as well as the personal and familial challenges which uniquely mark these women in comparison with their male colleagues. Includes photographs and statistical tables. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, c1996
ISBN: 9780871879899
Characteristics: x, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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