The Resource A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, (electronic resource)

A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, (electronic resource)

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A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
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A woman in the House (and Senate)
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how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
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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. 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
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Midwest
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Cooper, Ilene
Dewey number
320.082
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • Women legislators
  • Women
  • Women legislators
  • Electronic books
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juvenile
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A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781613126394
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12468551
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MWT12468551
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613126394
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12468551
Publisher number
MWT12468551
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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