Notable Black American Women / Edition 91

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New In Notable Black American Women, Book II, readers will embark on a fascinating journey through the remarkable lives of hundreds of women. This title complements Gale's award-winning Notable Black American Women, published in 1992, by providing biographical profiles of 300 additional women who have made significant contributions to American society and the world.

Each narrative essay outlines significant achievements, as well as the public's response to those achievements. Many listees provide personal statements exclusively for this book that offer special insights into their lives and personalities.

Here are a few of the notable women you'll learn about in Book II:
-- Violette Anderson
-- Anita Baker
-- L. Zenobia Coleman
-- Mercedes Ellington
-- Whitney Houston
-- Florence Griffith Joyner
-- Maxine Waters
-- And many others

In addition to photos and basic biographical information, including birth and death dates, further sources of information are listed for each notable woman. Also featured are an annotated table of contents, an occupation index, a geographic index and a subject index that also covers those women profiled in Book I.

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YA-- A valuable resource that chronicles the accomplishments of 500 African-American women who achieved success in spite of racial and gender discrimination. Smith includes activists, educators, writers, religious leaders, community leaders, doctors, dancers, government officials, and musicians. The detailed index and the introductory list by profession provide additional options for research.
Entertaining and informative narrative biographical essays on 500 notable Black American women (approximately 425 contemporaries and about 75 "forerunners") in all fields of endeavor are accompanied by basic biographical data and a list of sources for further reading. About 175 entries contain photographs. Includes a general index as well as a secondary table of contents which groups the women according to their field of activity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810347496
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Series: Notable Black American Women Series
  • Edition number: 91
  • Pages: 1333
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 2.43 (d)

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