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.Her spirit of Christian dedication further strengthened by the evangelist Dwight Moody, a guest in the Dodge home in 1876, she chose to seek a life of service rather than to aquot;enter societyaquot; as her family had expected. ... like Miss Schuyler, preferring activities in which she could associate on close personal terms with those whom she felt she could help. ... group into the Industrial Education Association, broadening its scope to include manual training for boys and the fostering of domesticanbsp;...
|Title||:||Notable American Women, 1607-1950|
|Author||:||Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 1971-01-01|