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A history of women's achievement in America

Author: Ronald C MeyerKayann ShortThomas HenwoodMark ReederDonna MillsAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by Ambrose Video Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features high-achieving American female adventurers, pioneers, authors, educators, scientists, artists, social workers and activists, athletes, politicians, lawyers, and businesspeople from the early colonial period to contemporary times. Highlights the role of women in U.S. history as they fought to end slavery, protect the poor and disenfranchised, and win the right to vote, as well as equal rights in education  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald C Meyer; Kayann Short; Thomas Henwood; Mark Reeder; Donna Mills; Jane Simms Roche; William Ambrose; Allan Dohra; Centre Communications.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 67620059
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and optional Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Copyright date on title frames: 2006, Ambrose Video Publishing.
Special features include: teacher's guides and lesson plans; photo gallery; timeline; historical documents; blackline master quizzes. Some features require computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Credits: Executive producers: William V. Ambrose, Allen Dohra ; music by David Arkenstone ; Michael Ramsey, editor.
Performer(s): Host, Donna Mills ; narrator, Jane Simms Roche.
Description: 4 videodiscs (232 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: v. 1. The making of a new world, 1621-1835. 1621 : women help found the English colonies ; 1650 : Anne Hutchinson and Anne Bradstreet use newfound American independence to express themselves ; 1773 : Phyllis Wheatley becomes America's first black woman poet ; 1776 : Abigail Adams and the female patriots ; 1805 : Sacagawea, interpreter and guide, aids Lewis and Clark --
The era of women's firsts, 1836-1851. 1836 : Hispanic-American Juana Briones establishes San Francisco ; 1837 : Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke, the first women's college ; 1846 : Susan Magoffin travels the Santa Fe Trail ; 1847 : Maria Mitchell is the first scientist to discover a comet using a telescope ; 1849 : Amelia Bloomer publishes The lily, the first national magazine for women ; 1851 : Sojourner Truth addresses a woman's rights convention in Ohio. v. 2. Women speak out, 1852-1888. 1852 : Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Uncle Tom's cabin ; 1852 : Emily Dickinson publishes first poem ; 1856 : Harriet Tubman becomes the most notorious Underground Railroad conductor ; 1868 : Louisa May Alcott writes Little women ; 1872 : Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting ; 1881 : Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross ; 1885 : Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, and the women of the wild, wild West --
America enters the world of nations, 1889-1915. 1889 : Jane Addams founds Hull House in Chicago ; 1889 : Nellie Bly goes around the world in 72 days ; 1891 : Mary Cassatt's first solo art show in Paris ; 1893 : Ida B. Wells-Barnett crusades against black lynching in America ; 1904 : Gertrude Pridgett (Ma Rainey) introduces the blues ; 1905 : Isadora Duncan opens first school of modern dance ; 1912 : Juliette Gordon Low founds the Girl Scouts of America. v. 3. Women begin to transform themselves, 1916-1935. 1916 : Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress ; 1920 : women gain the right to vote ; 1920 : Edith Wharton wins a Pulitzer Prize for The age of innocence ; 1928 : Margaret Mead publishes Coming of age in Samoa ; 1929 : Georgia O'Keeffe visits New Mexico for the first time ; 1932 : Amelia Earhart flies the Atlantic Ocean solo ; 1935 : Mary McLeod Bethune founds the National Council of Negro Women --
America becomes a super power, 1936-1958. 1936 : Eleanor Roosevelt transforms the role of First Lady ; 1942 : "Rosie the Riveter" joins the war effort ; 1950 : Babe Didrikson named woman athlete of the half century ; 1950 : Margaret Chase Smith stands up to Joseph McCarthy with Declaration of conscience speech ; 1950 : Gwendolyn Brooks wins the Pulitzer Prize ; 1955 : Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white passenger ; 1956 : tennis pro Althea Gibson becomes the first African American woman to win Grand Slam tourney. v. 4. American women find their voice, 1959-1984. 1959 : Lorraine Hansberry's play A raisin in the sun produced ; 1963 : Betty Friedan launches the New Women's Movement ; 1967 : Lynn Margulis explains the origins of complex biological life ; 1969 : Joan Ganz Cooney launches Sesame Street ; 1973 : Roe v. Wade strikes down anti-abortion laws ; 1978 : Hispanic golfer Nancy Lopez wins her first LPGA championship ; 1981 : Women in the legal system and Sandra Day O'Connor --
A new age of equality, 1985-2006. 1985 : Wilma Mankiller becomes principle chief of the Cherokee Nation ; 1986 : Oprah Winfrey initiates a new era for women in television ; 1989 : Asian American Amy Tan publishes The Joy Luck Club ; 1997 : Madeleine Albright begins a new era for women in American leadership ; 1998 : Pleasant Rowland sells the American Girls Company ; 2001 : Linda Alvarado wins the Horatio Alger Award.
Other Titles: Women's achievement in America
Responsibility: produced by Centre Communications for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producers, Ronald C. Meyer, Kayann Short ; director, Ronald C. Meyer ; written by Ron C. Meyer, Mark Reeder, Thomas Henwood.

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Features high-achieving American female adventurers, pioneers, authors, educators, scientists, artists, social workers and activists, athletes, politicians, lawyers, and businesspeople from the early colonial period to contemporary times. Highlights the role of women in U.S. history as they fought to end slavery, protect the poor and disenfranchised, and win the right to vote, as well as equal rights in education and employment.

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