Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy

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Hattie Caraway unexpectedly became the first female U.S. senator in 1931 by filling the seat of her late husband. What her colleagues viewed as an honorary position was in fact the start of a distinguished career. Despite strong male opposition, Hattie won reelection and loyally and effectively served her constituency for twelve years through the difficult times of the Great Depression and World War II. Join Caraway scholar and historian Dr. Nancy Hendricks to witness Caraway's historic career through previously unseen letters and photos and see how Caraway effected change in the U.S. political landscape.
ISBN: 9781609499686
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arkansas
Images: 37
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Nancy Hendricks is an award-winning historian and Director of Alumni Communications at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, as well as an actress and award-winning playwright. Blanche Lambert Lincoln is a seventh-generation Arkansan and in 1998 became the first woman elected to the Senate from Arkansas since Senator Hattie Caraway. She is also the first woman and Arkansan to serve as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.