Jeannette Rankin, America's Conscience

by Norma Smith

foreword by Joan Hoff with Introduction by Kathryn Anderson

published by Montana Historical Society Press

  • Social worker, suffragist, first woman elected to the United States Congress, and a lifelong peace activist, Jeannette Rankin is often remembered as the woman who voted ""No"" to United States involvement in both world wars. Rankin's determined voice for change shines in this biography, written by her friend, Norma Smith.

240 pages, 6 x 9 , 8 b/w photos, 1 illustrations, index, 28 softcovers per case, Paperback

ISBN 10: 0917298799
ISBN 13: 9780917298790


    Jeannette Rankin lived her conscience, and she became America's conscience through her unflagging campaigns for children's protective legislation, women's rights, election reform, and most of all, peace. Her friend Norma Smith based this biography on interviews conducted with Rankin in the 1960's.





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Jeannette Rankin began sharing her life story with Norma Smith in 1963. Inspired by Rankin's unwavering crusade for social justice and peace, Smith (1913-2001) wrote this biography in the 1970's; tracing Rankin's history from girlhood to Jeannette's passing in 1973.

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