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The Resource A woman in the House and Senate : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, by Ilene Cooper ; with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley

A woman in the House and Senate : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, by Ilene Cooper ; with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley

Label
A woman in the House and Senate : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
Title
A woman in the House and Senate
Title remainder
how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
Statement of responsibility
by Ilene Cooper ; with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first 128 years of our countrys 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 United States the right to vote. Beginning with the womens 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. Featured women include Hattie Caraway (the first woman elected to the Senate), Patsy Mink (the first woman of color to serve in Congress), Shirley Chisholm (the first African American woman in Congress), and present day powerhouses like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. The book is filled with lively illustrations and archival photographs. It includes a glossary, index, and chart of all the women who have served in Congress
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1040
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
C667 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A woman in the House and Senate : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, by Ilene Cooper ; with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less" -- Flash and crash, 1920-1930 -- Hard times: depression, war, and the red menace, 1931-1953 -- Settling down and stirring things up, 1954-1963 -- "A change is gonna come," 1964-1979 -- The calm before the storm, 1980-1999 -- An unsettling decade, 2000-2010 -- What goes up must come down, and goes back up!
Control code
ocn854541600
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9781419710360
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854541600
Label
A woman in the House and Senate : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, by Ilene Cooper ; with illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less" -- Flash and crash, 1920-1930 -- Hard times: depression, war, and the red menace, 1931-1953 -- Settling down and stirring things up, 1954-1963 -- "A change is gonna come," 1964-1979 -- The calm before the storm, 1980-1999 -- An unsettling decade, 2000-2010 -- What goes up must come down, and goes back up!
Control code
ocn854541600
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9781419710360
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854541600

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