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We the women : career firsts of nineteenth-century America

Author: Madeleine B Stern
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1994.
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Biographical sketches of American women who were the first females to work in their field ; including the first stockbroker, dentist and college professor.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine B Stern
ISBN: 0803292236 9780803292239
OCLC Number: 29549634
Notes: Originally published: New York : Schulte, 1962. With new pref.
Description: xvii, 403 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Mary Ann Lee (ballerina) --
Ann S. Stephens (author of Beadle dime novels) --
Architects: Harriett Irwin ; Louise Bethune ; Sophia G. Hayden --
Sarah G. Bagley (telegrapher) --
Lucy Hobbs Taylor (dentist) --
Ellen H. Richards (first woman graduate of M.I.T.) --
Rebecca Rennell Dean (college professor) --
Isabel C. Barrows (stenographic court reporter for Congressional committees) --
Belva Ann Lockwood (U.S. Supreme Court) --
Rebecca W. Lukens (iron plate rolling industry) --
Victoria C. Woodhull (stockbroker) --
Candace Wheeler (textiles and interior decoration).
Responsibility: Madeleine B. Stern ; wood engravings by John De Pol.
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Offers biographical sketches of nineteenth-century American women who were the first to succeed in professions that were previously open only to men. This book describes such women as Belva Ann  Read more...

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"Although the author presents no feminist brief nor draws conclusions for the reader, there is an interesting consistency running through [the lives of these women]: each achieved fulfillment and Read more...

 
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