Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982 - Women in science - 439 pages
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In volume one of this landmark study, focusing on developments up to 1940, Margaret Rossiter describes the activities and personalities of the numerous women scientists -- astronomers, chemists, biologists, and psychologists -- who overcame extraordinary obstacles to contribute to the growth of American science. This remarkable history recounts women's efforts to establish themselves as members of the scientific community and examines the forces that inhibited their active and visible participation in the sciences.

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Women scientists in America: before affirmative action, 1940-1972

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This sequel to Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 (LJ 10/15/82) documents a period that saw the increased male dominance of science despite growing numbers of qualified ... Read full review

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Contents

The Entering Wedge
1
Infiltration and Creative Philanthropy
29
Womens Work in Science
51
Copyright

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