The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time
Call Number: 323.092 ARS
Publication Date: 2009-12-20
This book lists the 100 most influential women chronologically. It begins with Hatshepsut and ends with Diana, Princess of Wales. Overall, the selections offer a good balance of gender, nationality, and ethnicity.
The Timetables of Women's History
Publication Date: 1996-03-05
Documents the accomplishments of women from earliest times to the present, including the first Japanese ruler in A.D. 190 and the first female rabbi in 1972.
The Girls of Atomic City
Call Number: 323.1196 FRE
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in US history. At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties—The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.
Susan B. Anthony
Call Number: BIO KIN
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
Universally acknowledged as one of the most prolific activists of the 19th century, Susan B. Anthony devoted most of her adult life to humanitarian reform. She was an integral player in nearly every social reform movement of her time, including temperance, women's suffrage, and abolitionism. The publication of "Susan B. Anthony: A Biographical Companion" coincides with the 150th anniversary of the women's rights movement in the United States. More than 100 entries cover the significant events, people, publications, movements, and organizations associated with Anthony, and each entry describes the topic in historical context.
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
"Here, reissued with a new introduction, is the book that jump-started the modern women's movement, filled with ideas and inspiration as vital to women today as when it first appeared." "More than three decades later, the issues raised by Friedan still strike at the core of the challenges women face at home and in the workplace. As women continue to struggle for equality, to keep their hard-won gains, and to find fulfillment in careers, marriage, and family, The Feminine Mystique remains a profound consciousness-raising work." "This edition of The Feminine Mystique features a penetrating new introduction, "Metamorphosis: Two Generations Later," which addresses the complex issues women face today, such as family leave, health insurance, welfare reform, and sexual discrimination and harassment in the military. Betty Friedan also relates some of feminism's hard-won victories: the shrinking wage gap between men and women, increased visibility of women in sports, and new flexibility for working parents."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Highest Glass Ceiling
Publication Date: 2016-02-29
In The Highest Glass Ceiling, best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the American presidency. Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm (1972) each challenged persistent barriers confronted by women presidential candidates. Their quest illuminates today's political landscape, showing that Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign belongs to a much longer, arduous, and dramatic journey. The tale begins during Reconstruction when the radical Woodhull became the first woman to seek the presidency. Although women could not yet vote, Woodhull boldly staked her claim to the White House, believing she might thereby advance women's equality. Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith came into political office through the "widow's mandate." Among the most admired women in public life when she launched her 1964 campaign, she soon confronted prejudice that she was too old (at 66) and too female to be a creditable presidential candidate. She nonetheless became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for President by a major party. Democratic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ignored what some openly described as the twin disqualifications of race and gender in her spirited 1972 presidential campaign. She ran all the way to the Democratic convention, inspiring diverse followers and angering opponents, including members of the Nixon administration who sought to derail her candidacy. As The Highest Glass Ceiling reveals, women's pursuit of the Oval Office, then and now, has involved myriad forms of influence, opposition, and intrigue.