A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters

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Yale University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 378 pages
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Historian, social reformer, and women's suffrage campaigner, Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958) was one of the most prominent intellectuals of her day. Co-author with her husband, Charles Beard of The Rise of American Civilization: and other works in US history, she also founded the modern field of women's history. This collection of her letters, offers in effect an intellectual biography which is considered to be better documented and more vivid than any previous book about her.
  

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Contents

The Suffrage Years
63
The Activist Intellectual Emerges
99
The Womens Archives Begins
128
The Womens Archives Continues
169
Alternatives to the Archives
221
Toward Woman as Force in History
252
The Postwar Years
277
Abbreviations
337
Location of Manuscript Collections
361
Bibliography
369
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