Notable American Women: The Modern Period : a Biographical Dictionary

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Harvard University Press, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 773 pages
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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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Page 466, under Mayer - Sir Earnest Rutherford was not an Australian. He was a New Zealander, whose grandfather had emigrated to New Zealand in the 1840s

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Barbara Sicherman is Kenan Professor of American Institutions and Values, Trinity College, and coeditor of Notable American Women: The Modern Period.

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