Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1

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Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer
Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1971 - Women - 2141 pages
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This superb biographical dictionary covers the lives of exceptional women throughout three and a half centuries of American history. Here are artists, lawyers, reformers, educators, entrepreneurs, physicists, writers, pioneers, presidents' ladies, film stars. Here are those known for their deeds and those famed for their looks--the genteel and the disreputable, the highborn and slave-born. Here are the famous in all areas of endeavor--names like Ruth Benedict, Jane Addams, Willa Cather, Isadora Duncan, Carole Lombard, Sojourner Truth, Pocahontas, Texas Guinan, the Everleigh sisters, Carrie Nation, Amelia Earhart. Here also are many names rescued from obscurity.

  

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Although the time span is very ambitious, for a three volume set it covers many women that we would not know. Each article is written by a different person, complete with a bibliography for further ... Read full review

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Very touching.

Contents

PREFACE
ix
INTRODUCTION BY JANET WILSON JAMES
xvii
Volume II
697
BIOGRAPHIES GO 1659
659
Volume III
671
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