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Feminine ingenuity : women and invention in America

Author: Anne L Macdonald
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A social history of American women inventors, beginning with Mary Dixon Kies, the first woman to receive a patent for her method of weaving straw in 1809, through the accomplishments of Gertrude Elion, the first woman to be inducted into the Inventors' Hall of Fame in 1991.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne L Macdonald
ISBN: 0345383141 9780345383143 032904771X 9780329047719
OCLC Number: 30537259
Description: xxiv, 514 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Foremothers of American Invention 3 --
2. After the War: Inventing Within Woman's Sphere 24 --
3. New Fields of Invention 48 --
4. Centennial Sisterhood 71 --
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 --
10. Patenting Know-how 215 --
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 --
16. Patents Pending? 367.
Responsibility: Anne L. Macdonald.

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A social history of American women inventors, beginning with Mary Dixon Kies, the first woman to receive a patent for her method of weaving straw in 1809, through the accomplishments of Gertrude Elion, the first woman to be inducted into the Inventors' Hall of Fame in 1991.

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