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Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary: Completing the Twentieth Century,

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Publisher Comments:

The publication of the first volumes of Notable American Women in 1971 was a watershed event in women's history. By uncovering and documenting the enormous contributions that women had made--previously overlooked or underappreciated--this important reference work changed the way historians thought and wrote about American history.

This latest volume brings the project up to date, with entries on almost 500 women whose death dates fall between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1999. The era they shared coincides with the great expansion of opportunities for women in the twentieth century. You will find here stars of the golden ages of radio, film, dance, and television; scientists and scholars; politicians and entrepreneurs; authors and aviators; civil rights activists and religious leaders; Native American craftspeople and world-renowned artists. Women from a broad spectrum of ethnic, class, political, religious, and sexual identities are all acknowledged.

For each subject, Notable American Women offers a substantial interpretive biographical essay by a distinguished authority that integrates the woman's personal life with her professional achievements set in the context of larger historical developments.

This volume will be an indispensable reference for students and scholars of women's history and for anyone interested in the rich and varied lives led by distinguished American women.

Synopsis:

This latest volume brings the project up to date, with entries on almost 500 women whose death dates fall between 1976 and 1999. You will find here stars of the golden ages of radio, film, dance, and television; scientists and scholars; civil rights activists and religious leaders; Native American craftspeople and world-renowned artists. For each subject, the volume offers a biographical essay by a distinguished authority that integrates the woman's personal life with her professional achievements set in the context of larger historical developments.

About the Author

Susan Ware is the editor of volume 5 of Notable American Women, under preparation by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Harvard University Press.Stacy Braukman is managing editor of the journal Atlanta History.

Notable American Women

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: A Century of Women

Notable American Women

Index of Biographies by Field

Index of Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674014886
Editor:
Ware, Susan
Editor:
Braukman, Stacy
Editor:
Ware, Susan
Editor:
Braukman, Stacy
Edited:
Ware, Susan
Edited:
Braukman, Ware, Susan, Stacy
Author:
Ware, Susan
Author:
Braukman, Stacy
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Women -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women
Subject:
s Studies
Copyright:
Series:
5
Series Volume:
Volume 5
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , This latest volume brings the project up to date, with entries on almost 500 women whose death dates fall between 1976 and 1999. You will find here stars of the golden ages of radio, film, dance, and television; scientists and scholars; civil rights activists and religious leaders; Native American craftspeople and world-renowned artists. For each subject, the volume offers a biographical essay by a distinguished authority that integrates the woman's personal life with her professional achievements set in the context of larger historical developments.
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