Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present
Arcadia Publishing, Nov 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 163 pages
In a series of biographical profiles, this volume celebrates the lives and achievements of women who made history in the Golden State.
Throughout California’s history, remarkable women have been at the core of change and innovation. In this fascinating volume, Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen relate the stories of forty women whose struggles and achievements have paved the way for generations. Coming from all walks of life and entering a variety of fields—from activism and conservation to science, medicine, entertainment, and more—these women overcame prejudice, skepticism and injustice to prove that women can do anything.
Visionary architect Julia Morgan designed Hearst Castle; Dolores Huerta co-founded United Farm Workers; Donaldina Cameron, the angry angel of Chinatown, rescued brothel workers; and silent film actress Mary Pickford helped form United Artists Pictures. From fearless pioneers to determined reformers, Harris and Cohen chronicle the triumphs and disappointments of diverse women who dared to take risks and break down barriers.
Adams African American Alice Waters American Women Angeles Anguiano architect architecture became Bird born Boxer Bullock Cahuilla Cameron campaign career Chapman Chez Panisse Chung Clara Shortridge Foltz Club Coit College County Courtesy Crabtree desert Dolores Huerta Donaldina Cameron Dorothy Arzner early Edson Ellen farm workers female film Florence Yoch gardens girls gold rush graduate Hearst Hollywood Hoyt husband Indian Isbell Joshua Tree Julia Morgan June McCarroll Kelsey labor landscape later Laura de Force lawyer Library Lillie lived Lotta Lupe Anguiano Madame Sul-Te-Wan married Mason Maud Younger McCarroll McCrackin medicine Modoc mother moved movie National Native American Nevada City organized Panisse Park Parkhurst Pickford pioneer political president Press Rancho Santa Fe Rice Rose Pesotta San Diego San Francisco Sargent Saubel Sklarek Southern California studies suffrage movement suffragists Susan Mills trailblazer union United University vote Wanzer Wilson woman women’s suffrage wrote York