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Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Volumes 1-3: 1607-1950
     

Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Volumes 1-3: 1607-1950

by Edward T. James (Editor), Janet Wilson James (Editor), Paul Boyer (Editor), Janet W. James (Editor)
 

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,

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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.

Editorial Reviews

American Historical Review
Long needed, this publication is especially welcome today when there is an upsurge of interest in women's history.
Life
Notable American Women, a three-volume compilation of 1,359 lucidly written, well-documented biographies representing ten years of labor by a husband-and-wife team of editors and 738 contributors, shatters the old myths. Women were there all along, and what they did, other than merely playing their biological role, was remarkably important--even essential--to the growth of American civilization.
New York Times Book Review
The life stories of 1,300 remarkable American women. The sisterhood is here in all its many faces.
— Helen Vendler
Saturday Evening Post
American history at its most moving moments.
Times Literary Supplement
A remarkable assemblage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674627345
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1974
Series:
Notable American Women Series
Pages:
3152
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 10.03(h) x 3.54(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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