Great Lives in American History: American Women, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619259451
  • ISBN-13: 9781619259454
  • DDC: 920.720973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This reference features over 700 essays on American women from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries. Many individuals included in this set have never been covered in any Great Lives series before. Many of them are notable for their work in such fields as politics, civil rights, literature, education, journalism, science, business, and sports. Each essay is approximately three to four pages in length and displays ready-reference top matter, which offers easy access to biographical information, including the woman’s name, occupation, area of achievement, and dates of birth and/or death. Also included is a brief synopsis explaining the individual's historical or social importance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Bella Abzug.
2: Abigail Adams.
3: Jane Addams.
4: Stella Adler.
5: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz.
6: Toshiko Akiyoshi.
7: Madeleine Albright.
8: Louisa May Alcott.
9: Isabel Allende.
10: Linda Alvarado.
11: Julia Alvarez.
12: Mabel Alvarez.
13: Marian Anderson.
14: Maya Angelou.
15: Susan B. Anthony.
16: Mary Antin.
17: Gloria Anzaldúa.
18: Virginia Apgar.
19: Diane Arbus.
20: Hannah Arendt.
21: Dorothy Arzner.
22: Ruth Asawa.
23: Mary Kay Ash.
24: Lauren Bacall.
25: Joan Baez.
26: Pearl Bailey.
27: Ella Baker.
28: Josephine Baker.
29: Emily Greene Balch.
30: Lucille Ball.
31: Theda Bara.
32: Gertrudis Barceló.
33: Djuna Barnes.
34: Lynda Barry.
35: Clara Barton.
36: Charlotta Spears Bass.
37: Daisy Bates.
38: Mary Catherine Bateson.
39: Kathleen Battle.
40: Mary R. Beard.
41: Louise Beavers.
42: Alison Bechdel.
43: Catharine Beecher.
44: Pura Belpré.
45: Ruth Benedict.
46: Ingrid Bergman.
47: Mary McLeod Bethune.
48: Elizabeth Blackwell.
49: Katharine Burr Blodgett.
50: Amelia Bloomer.
51: Judy Blume.
52: Nellie Bly.
53: Grace Lee Boggs.
54: Marita Bonner.
55: Kate Bornstein.
56: Margaret Bourke-White.
57: Sister Thea Bowman.
58: Anne Bradstreet.
59: Carol E. Moseley Braun.
60: Margaret Brent.
61: Fanny Brice.
62: Gwendolyn Brooks.
63: Joyce Brothers.
64: Charlotte Hawkins Brown.
65: Molly Brown.
66: Olympia Brown.
67: Susan Brownmiller.
68: Pearl S. Buck.
69: Charlotte Bunch.
70: Abigail Van Buren.
71: Julia De Burgos.
72: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.
73: Frances Hodgson Burnett.
74: Nannie Helen Burroughs.
75: Octavia E. Butler.
76: Lydia Cabrera.
77: Calamity Jane.
78: Maria Callas.
79: Annie Jump Cannon.
80: Luisa Capetillo.
81: Barbara Carrasco.
82: Rachel Carson.
83: Mary Ann Shadd Cary.
84: Lourdes Casal.
85: Rosie Casals.
86: Mary Cassatt.
87: Willa Cather.
88: Elizabeth Catlett.
89: Carrie Chapman Catt.
90: Eileen Chang.
91: Iris Chang.
92: Elaine L. Chao.
93: Anna Chen Chennault.
94: Chiang Soong Mei-Ling.
95: Judy Chicago.
96: Julia Child.
97: Lydia Maria Child.
98: Alice Childress.
99: Shirley Chisholm.
100: Kate Chopin.
101: Connie Chung.
102: Evelyn Cisneros.
103: Sandra Cisneros.
104: Septima Poinsette Clark.
105: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
106: Josephine Garis Cochran.
107: Mildred Cohn.
108: Johnnetta B. Cole.
109: Bessie Coleman.
110: Patricia Hill Collins.
111: Betty Comden.
112: Jill Ker Conway.
113: France Anne Córdova.
114: Martha J. Coston.
115: Martha P. Cotera.
116: Ellen Craft.
117: Cheryl Crawford.
118: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw.
119: Caresse Crosby.
120: Celia Cruz.
121: Imogen Cunningham.
122: Dorothy Dandridge.
123: Alexandra Danilova.
124: Julie Dash.
125: Angela Davis.
126: Bette Davis.
127: Henrietta Vinton Davis.
128: Lucy S. Dawidowicz.
129: Dorothy Day.
130: Ruby Dee.
131: Dolores Del Río.
132: Agnes De Mille.
133: Donna De Varona.
134: Emily Dickinson.
135: Marlene Dietrich.
136: Annie Dillard.
137: Dorothea Dix.
138: Elizabeth Dole.
139: Hilda Doolittle.
140: Helen Gahagan Douglas.
141: Rita Dove.
142: Milderd Dresselhaus.
143: Tammy Duckworth.
144: Alice Dunbar-Nelson.
145: Isadore Duncan.
146: Amelia Earhart.
147: Edith Maude Eaton.
148: Mary Baker Eddy.
149: Marian Wright Edelman.
150: Joycelyn Elders.
151: Gertrude Belle Elion.
152: Sue Kunitomi Embrey.
153: Mitsuye Endo.
154: Nora Ephron.
155: Louise Erdrich.
156: Marisol Escobar.
157: Myrlie Evers-Williams.
158: Chris Evert.
159: Lillian Faderman.
160: Beatrix Jones Farrand.
161: Jessie Redmon Fauset.
162: Dianne Feinstein.
163: Millicent Fenwick.
164: Edna Ferber.
165: Geraldine Ferraro.
166: Carly Fiorina.
167: Shulamith Firestone.
168: Ella Fitzgerald.
169: Eleanor Flexner.
170: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
171: Betty Ford.
172: Charlotte Forten.
173: Abby Kelley Foster.
174: Lydia Folger Fowler.
175: Helen Frankenthaler.
176: Aretha Franklin.
177: Betty Friedan.
178: Loie Fuller.
179: Margaret Fuller.
180: Matilda Joslyn Gage.
181: Greta Garbo.
182: Isabella Stewart Gardner.
183: Judy Garland.