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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 ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by Former U.S. senator Olympia Snowe

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 ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by Former U.S. senator Olympia Snowe

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 ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by Former U.S. senator Olympia Snowe
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A chronicle of women's contributions to politics in the United States traces the period between the women's suffrage movement and the 2012 election, and includes portraits of such luminaries as Hattie Caraway, Patsy Mink, and Shirley Chisholm
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2014
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10301523
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1040
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
C667 2014
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1040
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
pre adolescent
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how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
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 ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by Former U.S. senator Olympia Snowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-127) 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" (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)
Control code
21040837
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9781419710360
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013022201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781419710360
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn854541600
  • (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 ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by Former U.S. senator Olympia Snowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-127) 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" (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)
Control code
21040837
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9781419710360
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013022201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781419710360
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn854541600
  • (OCoLC)854541600

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