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Among the stars : the life of Maria Mitchell : astronomer, educator, women's rights activist

Author: Margaret Moore Booker
Publisher: Nantucket, Mass. : Mill Hill Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Booker, Margaret Moore.
Among the stars.
Nantucket, Mass. : Mill Hill Press, c2007
(OCoLC)707186562
Named Person: Maria Mitchell; Maria Mitchell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Moore Booker
ISBN: 0961298480 9780961298487
OCLC Number: 144837229
Description: xix, 621 p., [7] p. of col plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Contents: A Nantucket childhood, 1817-37. --
Navigating library books and slavery issues, 1838-44. --
Sweeping Nantucket skies, 1844-47. --
Miss Mitchell's comet, 1847-49. --
Nantucket's famous librarian and astronomer, 1848-54. --
Seeking adventure beyond Nantucket shores, 1855-56. --
A grand tour of America, 1857. --
A grand tour of Great Britain, 1857. --
A Parisian interlude, 1857. --
Continental journeys: Rome, Florence, and Berlin, 1858. --
Maria's own observatory, 1858-61. --
City living: the years in Lynn, 1861-65. --
Educating young minds: a new career at Vassar, 1865-69. --
Women studying together, 1869-70. --
A pioneer of women's rights, 1870-73. --
Renewing European contacts: a second trip abroad, 1873. --
Making advances in science and the women's movement, 1873-75. --
Presiding over the woman's congress, 1875-78. --
Observing eclipses, comets, and philosophers, 1878-80. --
Receiving honors and fighting for higher education, 1880-83. --
Twilight years: travel, teaching, and time to retire, 1883-89.
Responsibility: Margaret Moore Booker.

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