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By Glenna Matthews

An encyclopedia of yank women's historical past, this finished reference ebook beneficial properties in-depth articles on traits (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social activities (civil rights, feminism), rules and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, girls in Congress), companies (Girl Scouts of the USA, League of girls Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key felony instances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and guides (Ramona, statement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American girls, Latinas), overviews (women's well-being, ladies in track and literature), and biographies of awesome American ladies. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford heritage of girls within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are state of the art references for faculty and residential, in particular designed and written for a while 12 via grownup. every one publication is a concise yet accomplished A-to-Z advisor to a massive historic interval or subject matter in U.S. heritage, with articles on key matters and renowned members. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their components of expertise--ensure that the entries are actual, up to date, and obtainable. exact positive aspects comprise an introductory part on the right way to use the ebook, extra analyzing lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.

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Times their lives resembled one another, but not often.

Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998. Blackwell, Alice Stone Born: Sept. 14, 1857, Orange, NJ. , 1881 Accomplishments: Editor, Woman's Journal (1881-1917); secretary, National American Woman Suffrage Association (1890-1918) Died: Mar. 15, 1950, Cambridge, Mass. 41 B L A C K W E L L , Suffragist Alice Stone Blackwell followed in her parents' footsteps as editor of the Woman's Journal. Her parents, Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, had one of the 19th century's most famous— and most egalitarian— marriages.

Known to most people primarily as the founder of the American Red Cross—created to serve as a neutral dispenser of humanitarian aid during war—Clara Barton was that and much more. Throughout her long life she had the courage to break down barriers to women's achievements in many different areas. C L A R A The youngest of five children, Clara was an eager student. At 18 she began to teach school herself. From that time on she would enjoy a remarkably public career. In 1852, for example, at a time when women were not supposed to speak before mixed audiences, she testified before a school board in Bordentown, New Jersey, on behalf of free public schools.

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