Notable American Women: The Modern Period : a Biographical Dictionary, Volume 4
Barbara Sicherman, Carol Hurd Green
Harvard University Press, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 773 pages
The life stories of American women--442 of them--who have in some way affected contemporary American life are explored in this lauded companion to Notable American Women, 1607-1950. The basics--the crucial dates, ancestry, parents, education, marital status, and children--provide invaluable material for both the researcher and the general reader. Beyond these essentials, a brief essay focuses on each woman's life and personality, and evaluates her career from a historical framework. Sixteen new pages of photographs specially selected for the paperback edition have been included.
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Review: Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 4: The Modern PeriodUser Review - Dayla - Goodreads
If you are a woman, and you haven't read this yet, shame on you. For just one example, take birth control pills. What did it take to get these on the market, and who exactly initiated the need for ... Read full review
Review: Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 4: The Modern PeriodUser Review - Goodreads
Very cool reference book with a helpful index in the back.