"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America.
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|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
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Table of Contents
|1.||Foremothers of American Invention||3|
|2.||After the War: Inventing Within Woman's Sphere||24|
|3.||New Fields of Invention||48|
|5.||Patenting Dress Reform||103|
|6.||Publicizing, Proselytizing, and Educating: Uplifting the Position of Women Begins||117|
|7.||Inventing Outside and Beyond Woman's Sphere||146|
|8.||Celebrating Women's Ingenuity: Expositions, Fairs, and Patent Office Lists||167|
|9.||Still a Long Way to Go||191|
|11.||"New Women" in a New Century||240|
|12.||Hope Springs Eternal||269|
|13.||Same Song, Second Verse||287|
|14.||Depression, War, and Peace||307|
|15.||The Modern Woman Inventor||333|
|Appendix||Patents of Women Inventors Cited in Text||383|