Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women

Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women

by Barbara Sicherman

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ISBN-13: 9780807839096
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Edition description: 1
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Barbara Sicherman is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American Institutions and Values Emerita, at Trinity College. She is author of Alice Hamilton: A Life in Letters and The Quest for Mental Health in America, 1880-1917 and coeditor of Notable American Women: The Modern Period.

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Barbara Sicherman has gifted us with a treasure! This is an extraordinary book that explains, quite simply, how we got to be us: women who read across all our differences; beyond all barriers. Women like Jane Addams, Rose Cohen, Ida B. Wells who seek to understand deeply, learn profoundly, build community in mean and difficult times. This is a timely, marvelous book for this moment of change, danger, hope.—Blanche Wiesen Cook, John Jay College and Graduate Center, The City University of New York

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