Before the early 1900s women were not allowed to vote. However, since that time, (and long before then), women have not only voted, but have changed history in many ways with their individual achievements.
Few women appear in most accounts of the past. Even in our encyclopedias of only a decade ago, the number of women listed are outnumbered by men by almost 80%. Yet, common sense tells us that women have always been part an essential part of the fabric that has helped create today's world.
The names of some of the women in this book who made important contributions to history are easily recognizable. Writers of women's history have often stressed notorious women, such as Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, and Marie de Medici for their character and influence.
However, the efforts of many others may not be so well-recognized, even though their contributions may have been significant. This book attempts to include many women in both categories.
With help from many sources, the author has spent over a decade compiling this list of women who have excelled in their fields and have helped to make life easier for humanity in many ways. The Minot Public Library was one such valuable resource. Other resources and suggestions came from lunch counter sheets and friends.
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About the Author
The author has traveled to eight different countries, visiting some of the countries several times. She enjoys writing, painting, sewing, reading, weaving and painting. Wald's oil and acrylic paintings have been displayed at two art shows, one of them at Lowe's Gardens. However, due to failing vision, the author no longer paints.
Wald is a member of the Order Franciscans Secular religious group and writes a column for that organization. She was recently awarded the Silver Star pin by the American Legion Auxiliary for loss of a loved one.
Theresa Wald has had poems published in Prairie People's Magazine, Plainswoman, Inner Reflections, A College Poetry Anthology, Editor's Choice Series, and the International Library of Poetry. "Women who Made Our History" is Theresa Wald's seventh published book.
The author has lived on both the east and west coast. She currently resides in Grand Forks, ND.