Baker & Taylor
Chronicles over 300 years of movements, legislation, court cases, and notable women, covering labor issues, sufferage, literature, medicine, equality, politics, athletics, and women's organizations.
New edition of a resource that pays homage to women's many contributions to life in the United States from colonial times to the present. About 500 entries bring together information about the books and poems written, the documents signed, the demonstrations and conventions held, the laws proposed and enacted, the task forces and committees held, and the legal decisions handed down. It also highlights the women most prominent along the way and spotlights current issues such as cyberstalking and the "glass ceiling." Cullen-DuPont is the author of many books on women's history. Contains b&w photographs of some of the women and events. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer
The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America recounts in accurate detail the events, movements, court cases, documents and important figures that make up women's history in America. From a biography of colonial poet Anne Bradstreet to a discussion of the "glass ceiling," this engagingly written resource provides sound, reliable information on virtually every aspect of the experiences and achievements of women in the United States.
Over 500 entries comprise this authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia, including: Phyllis Wheatley, Violence Against Women Act, contraception, Roe v. Wade, Susan B. Anthony, women in the military, year of the woman, Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Fire With Fire, and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Completely up-to-date, The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America is the perfect one-volume reference for scholars, students and general readers to turn to for clear and thoughtful coverage of women's history in the United States. A list of important and relevant documents and an extensive bibliography round out this resource, sure to become a classic in its field.