As publishers begin to post textbooks about Congress on the Internet, we will proivde links to them here.
Black Americans in Congress
The Office of History and Preservation announces the publication of Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007. The volume contains biographical profiles on each of the 121 African Americans to serve in Congress from Senator Hiram Revels of Mississippi and Representative Joseph Rainey of South Carolina in 1870, through the end of the first session of the 110th Congress. Contextual essays introduce four generations of Members, and 10 appendices provide information on a range of topics: African-Americans in Congress by state and by Congress; chairs of committees and subcommittees; and chairmen and chairwomen of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Black Americans in Congress is accompanied by a website -- http://baic.house.gov -- which features additional artifacts from the House Collection as well as lesson plans and classroom activities based on the book for students and teachers. Black Americans in Congress is available for sale through the Government Printing Office http://bookstore.gpo.gov/collections/ba-congress.jsp.Women in Congress
Since 1917, when Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to serve in Congress, 245 more women have served as U.S. Representatives or Senators. This Web site, created and maintained by the Office of the Clerk and based on the book Women in Congress, 1917–2006, contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member, including rare photos.