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Portraits of American women : from settlement to the present

Author: G J Barker-Benfield; Catherine Clinton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Twenty five short essays on American women, beginning with Pocahontas and ending with Betty Friedan, which focus on women who have made a significant contribution in the areas of art, literature,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J Barker-Benfield; Catherine Clinton
ISBN: 0195120485 9780195120486
OCLC Number: 37666418
Description: xv, 603 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Colonial beginnings --
Pocahontas (1596?-1617) / Philip Young --
Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) / M.J. Lewis --
Many revolutions --
Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793) / Constance B. Schulz --
Nancy Ward (1738?-1822) / Theda Perdue --
Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) / Charles Scruggs --
Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814) / Marianne B. Geiger --
The flowering of Antebellum culture --
Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885) / Catherine Clinton --
Catharine Beecher (1800-1878) / Kathryn Kish Sklar --
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) / Bell Gale Chevigny --
Divided loyalties --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) / Bruce Miroff --
Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) / Jean H. Baker --
Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906) / Joan E. Cashin --
Charlette Forten (1837-1914) / Brenda Stevenson --
The reform era --
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) / Carol Ruth Berkin --
Jane Addams (1860-1935) / G.J. Barker-Benfield --
The transition to modernity --
Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972) / Annelise Orleck --
Crystal Eastman (1881-1928) / Blanche Wiesen Cook --
Alice Paul (1885-1977) / Christine A. Lunardini --
New horizons --
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) / William H. Chafe --
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) / Sarah Whitaker Peters --
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) / Rosalind Rosenberg --
Contemporary lives --
Helen Gahagan Douglas (1900-1980) / Ingrid Winther Scobie --
Ella Baker (1903-1986) / Catherine Clinton --
Betty Friedan (b. 1921) / Donald Meyer.
Responsibility: edited by G.J. Barker-Benfield and Catherine Clinton.
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An important contribution to women's history. * Journal of American History *

 
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