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Women of the U.S. Congress by Isobel V. Morin

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Published by Oliver Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • United States. Congress -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • United States. Congress -- Biography.,
  • Women legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Women legislators.,
  • Legislators.

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Describes the lives and political careers of eleven women who have served in the Congress: Jeannette Rankin, Margaret Chase Smith, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Barbara Mikulski, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray, and Carol Moseley Braun.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-153) and index.

StatementIsobel V. Morin.
SeriesProfiles, Profiles (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE840.6 .M66 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1416516M
ISBN 101881508129
LC Control Number93026068

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