Is There a Woman in the House or Senate

Author: Bryna J. Fireside
Publisher: Backinprint.Com
ISBN: 0595008178
Release Date: 2000-06-01
Genre: History

Using archival material as well as author interviews of pioneering lawmakers, Fireside tells the life stories of 10 outstanding women from the Jeanette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, to Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Bab Mikulski, the only two women to serve in both the House and Senate. Is There A Woman in the House. . . or Senate? was given a thumbs-up as a best book for teens by the New York Public Library.

A Woman in the House and Senate

Author: Ilene Cooper
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 1419710362
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Women in Congress 1917 2006

Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160767539
Release Date: 2006

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. Related Items: Women In Congress, 1917-2017 --epub format can be found here: --MOBI format can be found here: Women on the Frontlines of Peace and Security can be found here: The Women's History collection of publications can be found here:

Congressional Women

Author: Irwin N. Gertzog
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275947408
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This is a revision and update of Gertzog's successful 1984 study of women in the United States Congress. Now, 10 years later, the congressional roster is far different: Women have made major in-roads in numbers and prominence in the House of Representatives. Based upon interviews with 45 members of the 103rd Congress, this study examines the rise in the number of women elected, the circumstances leading to their success, and their integration into the workings of the institution, in both legislative and political terms.

Women Transforming Congress

Author: Cindy Simon Rosenthal
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806134968
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

From the first to one of the most recent--Jeannette Rankin (Montana, 1916) to Hillary Rodham Clinton (New York, 2001)--only two hundred women have ever served in the U.S. Congress. Have these relatively few women changed the predominantly masculine institution in which they serve? Have women as voters, activists, staff, and members made a difference? Edited by Cindy Simon Rosenthal, Women Transforming Congress examines the increasing influence of women on Congress and the ways in which gender defines and shapes Congress as a political institution. Written by women in politics and leading scholars on Congress, the essays in this volume go beyond the limitations of prior research through their diverse analytical approaches and singular historical breadth. The volume follows women on the campaign trail, in committee rooms, in floor debate, and in policy deliberations where previously the focus was on men’s interests and activities. A gallery of photographs showing notable women from their earliest years of involvement with Congress to the present complements the essays.

From Suffrage to the Senate

Author: Suzanne O'Dea Schenken
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780874369601
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Profiles women from across the political spectrum who have served in the U.S. House and Senate, the judiciary, and the U.S. cabinet, and describes organizations, movements, issues, and allies of feminists from colonial times to the present.

Running as a Woman

Author: Linda Witt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106105
Release Date: 1995-08-01
Genre: History

Women have become a strong force in electoral politics, as candidates, office holders, and vocal constituents. In Running as a Woman, Linda Witt, Karen Paget, and Glenna Matthews explore the significant issues for women in public life: their marital status, the threat of sexual innuendo, what’s involved in becoming a credible candidate, and raising enough money to run. They also explain how voters are mobilized to vote for women, how the media cover them, how they get their campaign message out, what it’s like to lose, and what difference women make once elected. In addition, Running as a Woman includes a compelling history of women in politics that both records the political role women have played throughout the last two centuries and explains how and why women have continually been stifled in their attempts to enter political life. While the 1992 elections were hailed as a giant leap forward for women, the 1994 elections created a skepticism that real, permanent changes occurred. In Running as a Woman, the authors set the record straight with a chapter that analyzes the results of the 1994 elections and their relevance for women today.

Women and Congress

Author: Karen O'Connor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136402807
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Political Science

Explore the effects women have had on Congress! Containing vital insights into the role women play in Congress, Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling is a unique look into the political standing of female candidates and congresswomen. Chapters written by noted political scientists consider the challenges of being a congresswoman in the male-dominated political arena, illustrate the fundamental and advanced techniques vital to winning an election, and show how congresswomen have been most effective once in office. Women and Congress brings you thoughtful discussions of: how campaign finance, speaking on the floor, introducing new legislation, and political action committees have contributed to the success of women politicians the effect of media on election outcomes, including the media’s portrayal of women and the ways female candidates present themselves to the media discrimination against women in media coverage differences in the ways Democratic and Republican women view political issues the political glass ceiling (how incumbency, gender, and strategy play a role in elections) and much more!

Black Americans in Congress 1870 2007

Author: Matthew Wasniewski
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 016080194X
Release Date: 2008-10-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 provides a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress from 1870 through 2007. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history. Illustrated with many portraits, photographs, and charts. House Document 108-224. 3d edition. Edited by Matthew Wasniewski. Paperback edition. Questions that are answered include: How many African Americans have served in the U.S. Congress? How did Reconstruction, the Great Migration, and the post-World War II civil rights movement affect black Members of Congress? Who was the first African American to chair a congressional committee? Read about: Pioneers who overcame racial barriers, such as Oscar De Priest of Illinois, the first African American elected to Congress in the 20th century, and Shirley Chisholm of New York, the first black CongresswomanMasters of institutional politics, such as Augustus "Gus" Hawkins of California, Louis Stokes of Ohio, and Julian Dixon of CaliforniaNotables such as Civil War hero Robert Smalls of South Carolina, civil rights champion Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., of New York, and constitutional scholar Barbara Jordan of TexasAnd many more. Black Americans in Congress also includes: Pictures-including rarely seen historical images-of each African American who has served in CongressBibliographies and references to manuscript collections for each MemberStatistical graphs and chartsA comprehensive index Other related products: African Americans resources collection can be found here: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005 can be found here: Women in Congress, 1917-2006 --Hardcover format can be found here: United States Congressional Serial Set, Serial No. 14903, House Document No. 223, Women in Congress, 1917-2006 is available here: Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 --Print Hardcover format can be found here: --Print Paperback format can be found here: --ePub format available for Free download is available here: --MOBI format is available for Free download here:

Pat Schroeder

Author: Joan A. Lowy
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826330983
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The leading feminist in Congress for nearly twenty-five years, Pat Schroeder was elected in 1972. Beloved by the left and despised by the right, she was at the forefront of a new wave of assertive women lawmakers who refused to play by the old rules. This is the first biography of the outspoken Colorado Democrat, who has remained in the limelight since leaving public office. Schroeder's political career began at a time when many congressional committees were still controlled by a southern gerontocracy. She quickly established a reputation for speaking out in support of left-of-center causes that few of her colleagues would take on. Her razor wit and a talent for creating sound bites endeared her to the media (she coined the phrase "the Teflon president" to describe Ronald Reagan). But she proved equally adept at wielding influence in the vanguard of change. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, she was instrumental in passing legislation to end sexism in the military despite vicious personal attacks following the U. S. Navy Tailhook scandal. She was in the forefront of exposing gender bias in medical research and was an architect of the family leave bill. Author Joan Lowy covered Schroeder's congressional career for ten years and was given unlimited access to Schroeder's staff for this biography.

A Woman in Both Houses

Author: Pauline Eisenstadt
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826350244
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The first woman to serve in both houses of the New Mexico legislature, Pauline Eisenstadt has witnessed many exciting moments in the state's political history and made much of that history herself. Her memoir takes readers to the floors of the House and Senate, offering an insider's view of how New Mexico's government operates--or doesn't. "I always had great respect for [Pauline's] integrity, honesty, and leadership, and A Woman in Both Houses does a great job of conveying her character, her concerns, and her profound affection for our state and its citizens."--Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico "This colorful book offers a unique view from a seat in both the House and the Senate. It is a poignant memoir of one of New Mexico's woman legislator pioneers. Pauline is a true role model for aspiring women leaders in our state and beyond and this book shows us why."--Diane Denish, former lieutenant governor of New Mexico "I recommend A Woman in Both Houses to anyone who enjoys viewing New Mexico politics from an insider's perspective."--Senator Jeff Bingaman

Women in the United States Congress

Author: Jennifer E. Manning
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437983371
Release Date: 2011-06-01

This report identifies the names, committee assignments, dates of service, and (for Representatives) congressional districts of the 274 women who have served in Congress. Contents: Introduction; Historical Overview of Women in Congress; Women in Congress as Compared with Women in Other Legislative Bodies; Female Firsts in Congress; Length of Service; How Women Enter Congress; Women Who Have Served In Both Houses; Women in Leadership Positions; African American Women in Congress; Asian American Women in Congress; Hispanic Women in Congress. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

Author: Barbara Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135891756
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Political Science

Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Is there a "political glass ceiling" for women? Although women use the same strategic calculations as men to decide when to run, the decision regarding where to run is something else. While redistricting has increasingly protected incumbents, it also has the unintended consequence of shaping the opportunities for female candidates. The political geography and socio-economic profile of districts that elect women differ substantially from districts that elect men. With data on over 10,000 elections and 30,000 candidates from 1916 to the present, Palmer and Simon explore how strategy and the power of incumbency affect women’s decisions to run for office. Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling is the most comprehensive analysis of women in congressional elections available. The Second Edition is fully updated to reflect the pivotal 2006 mid-term elections, including Nancy Pelosi’s rise to Speaker of the House, Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, and a record number of women serving as committee chairs. Additionally, the authors have created a website, found at, to highlight key features of the book and provide updates throughout the election cycle.