By Glenna Matthews
An encyclopedia of yank women's background, this entire reference e-book gains in-depth articles on developments (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social events (civil rights, feminism), principles and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, ladies in Congress), enterprises (Girl Scouts of the United States, League of girls Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key felony circumstances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, files and courses (Ramona, announcement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American girls, Latinas), overviews (women's wellbeing and fitness, ladies in tune and literature), and biographies of outstanding American girls. 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 e-book is a concise yet entire A-to-Z consultant to an enormous old interval or topic in U.S. historical past, with articles on key matters and well-known contributors. The authors--distinguished students famous of their components of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, updated, and obtainable. detailed positive factors contain an introductory part on the right way to use the ebook, extra examining lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.
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In order to satisfy her personal dream of becoming a physician, Elizabeth Blackwell had to persist in the face of enormous odds. Turned down by 29 medical schools, she eventually won admittance to Geneva College in New York. There she was treated as an "oddball" by the townspeople and her fellow students alike. But in 1849 she received her degree. Facing further discouragement and harassment after graduating, in 1857 Blackwell founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, staffed entirely by women, where she could practice medicine with fewer difficulties.
Black, Shirley Temple • Born: Apr. 23, 1928, Santa Monica, Calif. S. S. S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1989-92); National Board of Review Career Achievement Award (1992); Kennedy Center honoree (1998) For much of the 1930s, the second most famous female in the United States (after First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt) was a little girl—movie star Shirley Temple. Her charm, dimples, curls, and good cheer were just what the country needed at a time when the Great Depression had thrown many people out of work.
Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. New York: Morrow, 1993. Barton, Clara ' Born: Dec. 25, 1821, North Oxford, Mass. , attended 1850-51 Accomplishments: Founder (1881) and president (1881-1904), American Red Cross; author, History of the Red Cross (1882) and The Red Cross in Peace and War (1899) Died: Apr. 12, 1912, Glen Echo, Md. 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.
American Women's History: A Student Companion by Glenna Matthews