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Title:
Scholastic encyclopedia of women in the United States
Author:
Keenan, Sheila.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
206 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Contains biographical sketches of more than 250 women who have helped shape American history from the 1500s to the present day, ranging from Abigail Adams to Christie Todd Whitman, in a completely revised and updated edition published to coincide with Women's History Month.
Language:
English
Contents:
First American women: 1500s through the 1700s -- Growth and conflict: 1800 through the 1880s -- Rights of women: 1890s through the 1920s -- Hard times, tough choices: 1930s and 1940s -- American dream: 1950s and 1960s -- Woman power!: 1970s through the 2000s.
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 6.7 19 Quiz: 26762 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780590051248
Format :
Book

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Summary

Women keep making history - and this updated edition includes the latest on women history-makers and record-breakers.

Women keep making history: in politics, media, sports, and the arts. This updated classic in the Scholastic Encyclopedia line is now available in paperback for the first time. This is a comprehensive, chronological look at women's great contributions to our national culture from Abigail Adams to Christie Todd Whitman. More than 250 biographies are arranged in six chronological chapters from the 1500s to today. New biographical entries and photos of key figures like Madeline Albright, Ellen Ochoa, Marion Jones and Amy Tan join updated entires for movers and shakers from Hillary Clinton to Oprah Winfrey.


Author Notes

Sheila Keenan has a master's degree in English literature with a minor in women's studies from the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of several books for children


Table of Contents

The First American Women: 1500s through the 1700sp. 25
Overviewp. 6
Abigail Adamsp. 8
Anne Bradstreetp. 9
Molly Brantp. 10
Margaret Brentp. 10
Margaret Corbinp. 11
Mary Dyerp. 12
Rebecca Gratzp. 12
Barbara Heckp. 13
Anne Hutchinsonp. 13
Mary Jemisonp. 14
Mother Anne Leep. 15
Lady Deborah Moodyp. 15
Judith Sargent Murrayp. 16
Eliza Lucas Pinckneyp. 17
Molly Pitcherp. 18
Pocahontasp. 19
Susanna Haswell Rowsonp. 20
Deborah Sampsonp. 20
Nancy Wardp. 22
Mercy Otis Warrenp. 23
Martha Washingtonp. 24
Phillis Wheatleyp. 25
Sarah Todd Astorp. 8
Lydia Darraghp. 12
Mary Katherine Goddardp. 13
Deborah Readp. 20
Jemima Wilkinsonp. 25
Growth and Conflict: 1800 through the 1880sp. 26
Overviewp. 26
Louisa May Alcottp. 28
Susan B. Anthonyp. 28
Clara Bartonp. 30
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwellp. 31
Amelia Jenks Bloomerp. 32
Belle Boydp. 33
Mary Cassattp. 34
Fanny Jackson Coppinp. 34
Prudence Crandallp. 35
Jane Crolyp. 36
Emily Dickinsonp. 37
Dorothea Dixp. 38
Mary Baker Eddyp. 39
Sarah Edmondsp. 40
Margaret Fullerp. 41
Angelina and Sarah Grimkep. 42
Sarah Josepha Halep. 43
Frances Ellen Watkins Harperp. 44
Harriet Hosmerp. 44
Lucy Larcomp. 45
Edmonia Lewisp. 46
Belva Lockwoodp. 46
Mary Lyonp. 47
Maria Mitchellp. 48
Lucretia Mottp. 48
Annie Oakleyp. 49
Lydia E. Pinkhamp. 50
Charlotte E. Rayp. 50
Sacajaweap. 51
Elizabeth Cady Stantonp. 52
Lucy Stonep. 53
Harriet Beecher Stowep. 54
Susie King Taylorp. 55
Sojourner Truthp. 56
Harriet Tubmanp. 57
Emma Willardp. 58
Frances Willardp. 59
Sarah Winnemuccap. 60
Victoria Woodhullp. 61
Sarah Bagleyp. 30
Gertrudes Barcelop. 31
Catharine Beecherp. 33
Ellen Craftp. 34
Abigail Duniwayp. 37
Jessie Benton Fremontp. 41
Margaret Knightp. 45
Dolley Madisonp. 48
Esther Morrisp. 49
Vinnie Reamp. 50
Dr. Mary Edwards Walkerp. 57
The Rights of Women: 1890s through the 1920sp. 62
Overviewp. 62
Jane Addamsp. 64
Nellie Blyp. 65
Annie Jump Cannonp. 66
Willa Catherp. 66
Carrie Chapman Cattp. 67
Bessie Colemanp. 68
Isadora Duncanp. 69
Crystal Eastmanp. 70
Fannie Farmerp. 70
Elizabeth Gurley Flynnp. 71
Charlotte Perkins Gilmanp. 72
Emma Goldmanp. 73
Mother Jonesp. 74
Jovita Idar de Juarezp. 75
Helen Kellerp. 75
Florence Kelleyp. 76
Rose Knoxp. 77
Julia Lathropp. 78
Mary Elizabeth Leasep. 79
Queen Liliuokalanip. 80
Juliette Gordon Lowp. 81
Edna St. Vincent Millayp. 82
Alice Paulp. 82
Annie Smith Peckp. 84
Dr. Mary Engle Penningtonp. 84
Mary Pickfordp. 85
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picottep. 86
Jeannette Rankinp. 87
Ellen Swallow Richardsp. 88
Margaret Sangerp. 88
Dr. Anna Howard Shawp. 90
Bessie Smithp. 91
Nettie Stevensp. 92
Ida Tarbellp. 92
Mary Church Terrellp. 93
Madame C. J. Walkerp. 94
Ida B. Wellsp. 96
Edith Whartonp. 97
Harriet Stanton Blatchp. 65
Gertrude Ederlep. 68
Isabella Stewart Gardnerp. 72
Harriet Quimbyp. 86
Tye Leung Schulzep. 91
Maggie Lena Walkerp. 94
Hard Times, Tough Choices: 1930s and 1940sp. 98
Overviewp. 98
Berenice Abbottp. 100
Dr. Hattie Alexanderp. 100
Marian Andersonp. 101
Mary Andersonp. 102
Dorothy Arznerp. 102
Mary McLeod Bethunep. 103
Margaret Bourke-Whitep. 104
Pearl S. Buckp. 105
Jacqueline Cochranp. 106
Bette Davisp. 107
Molly Dewsonp. 107
Katherine Dunhamp. 108
Amelia Earhartp. 109
Ella Fitzgeraldp. 110
Martha Grahamp. 111
Edith Hamiltonp. 112
Edith Headp. 112
Katharine Hepburnp. 113
Oveta Culp Hobbyp. 114
Malvina Hoffmanp. 114
Dr. Karen Horneyp. 115
Zora Neale Hurstonp. 116
Dorothea Langep. 116
Margaret Meadp. 117
Agnes de Millep. 118
Luisa Morenop. 119
Georgia O'Keeffep. 120
Frances Perkinsp. 120
Eleanor Rooseveltp. 122
Augusta Savagep. 123
Gertrude Steinp. 124
Dr. Helen Brooke Taussigp. 125
Dorothy Thompsonp. 126
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitneyp. 126
Babe Didrikson Zahariasp. 127
Dorothy Eustisp. 108
Dorothy Schiffp. 122
Rose Schneidermanp. 123
Laura Ingalls Wilderp. 126
The American Dream: 1950s and 1960sp. 128
Overviewp. 128
Hannah Arendtp. 130
Joan Baezp. 130
Ella Bakerp. 131
Gwendolyn Brooksp. 132
Maria Callasp. 133
Rachel Carsonp. 133
Shirley Chisholmp. 134
Septima Clarkp. 135
Dian Fosseyp. 136
Aretha Franklinp. 137
Betty Friedanp. 138
Althea Gibsonp. 139
Fannie Lou Hamerp. 140
Lorraine Hansberryp. 141
Lillian Hellmanp. 141
Grace Brewster Murray Hopperp. 142
Dolores Huertap. 143
Barbara Jordanp. 144
Clare Boothe Lucep. 145
Dr. Maria Goeppert Mayerp. 146
Mary McCarthyp. 147
Marilyn Monroep. 148
Grandma Mosesp. 149
Louise Nevelsonp. 150
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassisp. 150
Rosa Parksp. 151
Leontyne Pricep. 152
Ethel Rosenbergp. 153
Wilma Rudolphp. 153
Margaret Chase Smithp. 154
Maria Tallchiefp. 155
Lila Acheson Wallacep. 156
Mary Georgene Wellsp. 156
Dr. Chien-Shiung Wup. 157
Alicia Alonsop. 130
Diane Arbusp. 131
Peggy Flemingp. 136
Bette Nesmith Grahamp. 139
Janis Joplinp. 143
Coretta Scott Kingp. 144
Estee Lauderp. 145
Carson McCullersp. 147
Patsy Minkp. 149
Woman Powerl: 1970s through the 2000sp. 158
Overviewp. 158
Madeleine Albrightp. 160
Maya Angeloup. 161
Shirley Temple Blackp. 162
Connie Chungp. 162
Sandra Cisnerosp. 163
Hillary Rodham Clintonp. 164
Celia Cruzp. 165
Angela Davisp. 166
Marian Wright Edelmanp. 166
Dr. Gertrude Belle Elionp. 167
Gloria Estefanp. 168
Geraldine Ferrarop. 169
Jane Fondap. 170
Ruth Bader Ginsburgp. 171
Katharine Grahamp. 172
Florence Griffith-Joynerp. 173
Dr. Mae C. Jemisonp. 174
Marion Jonesp. 175
Jackie Joyner-Kerseep. 176
Billie Jean Kingp. 177
Maxine Hong Kingstonp. 178
Maggie Kuhnp. 179
Maya Linp. 180
Madonnap. 181
Wilma Mankillerp. 182
Dr. Barbara McClintockp. 183
Toni Morrisonp. 184
Martina Navratilovap. 186
Jessye Normanp. 187
Dr. Antonia Novellop. 187
Ellen Ochoap. 188
Sandra Day O'Connorp. 189
Janet Renop. 190
Dr. Sally Ridep. 191
Faith Ringgoldp. 192
Julia Robertsp. 193
Muriel F. Siebertp. 193
Gloria Steinemp. 194
Martha Stewartp. 195
Elizabeth Taylorp. 196
Twyla Tharpp. 196
Alice Walkerp. 197
Barbara Waltersp. 197
Oprah Winfreyp. 198
Dr. Rosalyn Yalowp. 199
Bella Abzugp. 160
Judy Blumep. 161
Louise Bourgeoisp. 162
Barbara Bushp. 163
Rita Dovep. 165
Mia Hammp. 170
Michelle Kwanp. 175
LaDonna Harrisp. 176
Juanita Krepsp. 178
Dr. Mathilde Krimp. 179
Nancy Lopezp. 183
Phyllis Schlaflyp. 187
Beverly Sillsp. 194
Venus and Serena Williamsp. 199
How To Use This Bookp. 4
Topical Indexp. 200
Alphabetical Indexp. 202
Bibliographyp. 206

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