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Women scientists in America : struggles and strategies to 1940

Author: Margaret W Rossiter
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1982.
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This volume describes the activities and personalities of the numerous women scientists--astronomers, chemists, biologists, and psychologists--who overcame extraordinary obstacles to contribute to the growth of American science. This history recounts women's efforts to establish themselves as members of the scientific community and examines the forces that inhibited their active and visible participation in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rossiter, Margaret W.
Women scientists in America.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1982
(OCoLC)646868137
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret W Rossiter
ISBN: 0801824435 9780801824432 9780801825095 0801825091
OCLC Number: 8052928
Awards: Winner of Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize 1983 (United States)
Description: xviii, 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Women's colleges : the entering wedge --
Doctorates : infiltration and creative philanthropy --
"Women's work" in science --
A manly profession --
The women's movement, the war, and Madame Curie --
Growth, containment, and overqualification --
Academic employment : protest and prestige --
Government employment : paper reforms but expanded segregation --
Industrial and other employment : stoicism, versatility, and vocational guidance --
Double standards and underrecognition : territorial and hierarchical discrimination --
Women's clubs and prizes : compensatory recognition.
Responsibility: Margaret W. Rossiter.
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