The New York Public Library amazing women in American History Join Susan B. Anthony's fight for voting rights. Follow Sandra Day O'Connor to the U.S. Supreme Court and Sally Ride into space. Find the answers to your questions about the amazing women in American history...Who were the Daughters of Liberty? See page 19. Who was the first woman to run for president? See page 79. Who were early leaders of the women's movement? See page 38. Who was Sojourner Truth, and how did she get her name? See page 32. What were flappers? See page 115. Who was Mother Jones? See page 107. How did the National Organization for Women (NOW) begin? See page 138. What is The Feminine Mystique, and why is it so significant? See page 139. Also in this series ...The New York Public Library Incredible Earth The New York Public Library Amazing Space The New York Public Library Amazing African American History
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Taking a chronological and historical approach, this entry in an ongoing series (The New York Public Library Amazing African American History, 1998, etc.) makes use of a question and answer format to respond to questions that students might be asked in class, or ask for themselves, about historical figures. The text is very clear and gratifyingly lively: Marginalia and boxed highlights expand upon or add to the Q&A material. Heinemann takes pains to include as much information as possible on Native American, African-American, Latina, and Asian women. She is careful about names, giving variants of first names and married names whenever possible, and doesn't shrink from straightforward explanations of complex issues, e.g., noting that even Quaker feminist Lucretia Mott thought women demanding the right to vote was too radical. She includes famous women such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and far less famous ones like Nanye-hi (Nancy Ward), a Cherokee elder and leader who led her people to victory and who negotiated peace agreements with white settlers in 1755. It's a volume that is destined to be useful, enlightening, and even empowering. (Kirkus Reviews)
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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. SUE HEINEMANN is the author of Timelines in American Women's History.