Feminine Ingenuity: How Women Inventors Changed America (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Social Science - 540 pages
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"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America.


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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
1FOREMOTHERS OFAMERICAN INVENTION
INVENTING WITHINWOMANS SPHERE
3NEW FIELDS OF INVENTION
4CENTENNIALSISTERHOOD
5PATENTINGDRESS REFORM
UPLIFTINGTHE POSITION OFWOMEN BEGINS
11NEW WOMENIN A NEW CENTURY
12HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
13SAME SONGSECOND VERSE
14DEPRESSIONWAR AND PEACE
15THE MODERNWOMAN INVENTOR
16PATENTS PENDING?
APPENDIXPATENTS OFWOMEN INVENTORSCITED IN TEXT
NOTES

7INVENTINGOUTSIDE AND BEYONDWOMANS SPHERE
EXPOSITIONS FAIRS ANDPATENT OFFICE LISTS
9STILL A LONGWAY TO GO
10PATENTINGKNOWHOW
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ILLUSTRATION SOURCESAND CREDITS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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