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Notable American women : the modern period : a biographical dictionary

Author: Barbara Sicherman; Carol Hurd Green
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modeled on the "Dictionary of American Biography, "this set stands alone but is a good complement to that set which contained only 700 women of 15,000 entries. The preparation of the first set of "Notable American Women" was supported by Radcliffe College. It includes women from 1607 to those who died before the end of 1950; only 5 women included were born after 1900. Arranged throughout the volumes alphabetically,
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Sicherman; Carol Hurd Green
ISBN: 0674627334 9780674627338 0674627326 9780674627321
OCLC Number: 9830609
Description: xxii, 773 pages, [16] pages of plates : portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Social reform: Edith Abbott --
Emily Greene Balch --
Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron --
Mary Wiliams Dewson --
Lavinia Lloyd Dock --
Mary Elisabeth Dreier --
Helen Keller --
Frances Kellor --
Dorothy Kenyon --
Lucy Randolph Mason --
Frances Perkins --
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt --
Rose Schneiderman --
Vida Dutton Scudder --
Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch --
Mary Church Terrell --
Mary Abby Van Kleeck --
Social research: Edith Abbott --
Joanna Carver Colcord --
Mary Williams Dewson --
Margaret Loyd Jarman Hagood --
Elizabeth Ross Haynes --
Frances Kellor --
Emma Octavia Lundberg --
Frieda Segelke Miller --
Mary White Ovington --
Mary Abby VanKleeck --
Theresa Wolfson --
Social Welfare: Ethel Percy Andrus --
Edith Terry Bremer --
Pearl Buck --
Ethel Sturges Dummer --
Helen Keller --
Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut --
Rose Hum Lee --
Edith Elizabeth Lowry --
Anne Tracy Morgan --
Mary Elizabeth Switzer --
Eartha Mary Magdalene White --
Social Work: Edith Abbott --
Edith Terry Bremer --
Ida Maud Cannon --
Joanna Carver Colcord --
Grace Longwell Coyle --
Mary Williams Dewson --
Eleanor Touroff Glueck --
Gordon Hamilton --
Jane Margueretta Hoey --
Mary Cromwell Jarrett --
Emma Octavia Lundberg --
Lydia Rapoport --
Jane Parker Deeter Rippin --
Jessie Taft --
Charlotte Helen Towle --
Miriam Van Waters --
Sociology: Eleanor Touroff Glueck --
Margaret Loyd Jarman Hagood --
Rose Hum Lee --
Irene Barnes Taeuber.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Sicherman, Carol Hurd Green, with Ilene Kantrov, Harriette Walker.

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Modeled on the "Dictionary of American Biography, "this set stands alone but is a good complement to that set which contained only 700 women of 15,000 entries. The preparation of the first set of "Notable American Women" was supported by Radcliffe College. It includes women from 1607 to those who died before the end of 1950; only 5 women included were born after 1900. Arranged throughout the volumes alphabetically, entries are from 400 to 7,000 words and have bibliographies. There is a good introductory essay and a classified lest of entries in volume three.

The supplemental volume includes 442 women who died between January 1, 1951, and December 31, 1975. There was a major effort to include minority women, and foreign-born women are included as well. Criteria for selection include and influence on time or field, a pioneering or innovative quality, the significance of achievement, or relevance of the career in the history of women. The volume follows the pattern of the main set with an excellent introduction, full entries with bibliographies and a classified list of entries. This set should be in middle and high school collections.

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