Provides 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 members of the 109th Congress. Covers the breadth of the story of congressional women. Includes photographs. Indexed. Matthew Wasniewski, Editor.
Table of Contents:
PART I: FORMER WOMEN MEMBERS
Chapter I: “I’m No Lady, I’m a Member of Congress”:
Women Pioneers on Capitol Hill, 1917–1934 18
Chapter II: Onto the National Stage: Congresswomen
in an Age of Crises, 1935–1954 136
Chapter III: A Changing of the Guard: Traditionalists,
Feminists, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955 –1976 324
Chapter IV: Assembling, Amplifying, and Ascending:
Recent Trends Among Women in Congress, 1977–2006 542
PART II: CURRENT WOMEN MEMBERS 779
Audience: Historians, students studying political/governmental history and/or women's studies, and anyone with an interest in the women who have served in Congress would enjoy this publication.
Keywords: first wave feminists, women in congress, first women in congress, first woman in congress, women in the House of Representatives, women in the Senate, Congresswomen history, second wave feminists, feminists and government
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