About the Author
Doris Weatherford is affiliated with the University of South Florida, is active in the political arena, and has been extensively recognized for her contributions to the field of women's history. She was editor-in-chief and major contributor to the monumental reference work, A History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference (Grolier Academic Reference, 2004), which offers detailed and engaging histories of women in each of the fifty states. Her other publications include Foreign and Female: Immigrant Women in America, 1840-1920 (1986), American Women's History: An A Z of People, Organizations, Issues and Events (1994), Milestones: A Chronology of American Women's History (1997), American Women during World War II (Routledge, 2009), and a two-volume work for Congressional Quarterly Press, Women in American Politics: History and Milestones (2012). Nancy Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House. Now in her third term as Speaker, Pelosi made history again in January 2019 when she regained her position second-in-line to the presidency, the first person to do so in more than 60 years. As Speaker, Pelosi is fighting For The People, working to lower health care costs, increase workers' pay through strong economic growth and rebuilding America, and clean up corruption for make Washington work for all.