is thoroughly researched, drawn from seemingly every book or article ever written about Rankin, her own extensive papers and speeches, and author interviews, including one with Louise Replogle, Wellington Rankin's second wife.
What Our Past Can Tell Us: Jeannette Rankin
and Her Life Long Fight for World Peace, Charlotte A.
The entry on music in the West is especially interesting, On the other hand, the one on the women is relatively skimpy, although there are separate entries on women of such variable shades as Cattle Kate (Ella Watson, 18627-1888), madam and cattle rustler and Willa Cather (1873-1947) the author, or Lola Montez (1818-1861) the dancer and Jeannette Rankin
(1880-1973) the pacifist congresswoman from Montana.
The President appeared genuinely surprised by the news, White House sources insist, although Republican critics, such as Montana Republican Jeannette Rankin
, contend that the Pacific Fleet was moved to Hawaii to lure just such an attack.
1916) US: Jeannette Rankin
of Montana becomes the first woman member of Congress.
The thorough study traces almost 100 years of coverage of women politicians, from Jeannette Rankin
to Christine Todd Whitman.
There are no tributes to Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, to Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, or to Jeannette Rankin
, a pacifist who was the first woman elected to Congress and the only representative to cast a vote against U.
Montana has only sent one woman to Congress: Jeannette Rankin
, a suffragist and pacifist who was elected in 1916.
Sponsored by American Association of University Women; free; the readings, written by the members presenting, will reflect the lives of such women as Abigail Scott Dunaway, Jeannette Rankin
, Sara Bard Field and Marion Towne; business meeting will precede presentation at 10 a.
The play tells the remarkable story of Jeannette Rankin
, the self-reliant Montana suffragist who became the first woman elected to the U.
Barbara Lee's lone dissent links her with Jeannette Rankin
, the only member of Congress to oppose U.
The two person play, acted by Jeanmarie Simpson and Cameron Crain, presented the life and times of Jeannette Rankin
, first woman member of the US Congress.