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.Years of watching legislators and officials bow before the storm of her righteous indignation had not fitted Miss Dix for the role of quiet ... single cause, and with such good reason, as has Dorothea Dix with that of the mentally ill. ... The most important collection of Miss Dixa#39;s papers is in the Houghton Library, Harvard Univ .
|Title||:||Notable American Women, 1607-1950|
|Author||:||Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 1971-01-01|