Peace Is A Woman's Job

History comes alive in the life and times of Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the United States Congress. This lively tale begins when a contemporary young woman meets Jeannette Rankin's ghost and is taken on a journey through her early career up to her controversial No vote against U.S. entry into WWI. The rest of Rankin's life, including another term in Congress in 1940 and another No vote against U.S. entry into WWII, is conveyed in a montage of archival stills. Filmed entirely in Montana, the rich and colorful locations and costumes give this docu-drama a true western flavor. Produced by Allyson Adams, presented by KUSM/MontanaPBS, MSU Bozeman. (First Aired Thursday, June 30, 2005)

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Captions: 1 Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin, Washington D.C. in 1918.  Credit: Montana Historical Society.    2  Allyson Adams as Jeannette Rankin in Peace is a Woman's Job.  Credit: Devanie Swier.   3 On location at Nevada City train station with Steam Engine #12 and movie extras.  Credit: Devanie Swier.  4 Allyson Adams portraying Jeannette Rankin.   5 David Butler (cinematographer) and Virginia City cowboy, Fred Zweifel.  Credit: Devanie Swier.  6 Congresswoman Rankin with shovel, Belle Fligeman at left, Arbor Day, 1917.  Credit: Montana Historical Society.

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