Amazing American Women: 40 Fascinating 5-Minute Reads (Paperback)
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Amazing American Women: 40 Fascinating 5-Minute Reads (Paperback)

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Paperback 305 Pages / Published: 15/07/1995
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Haven tells the stories of the first American woman doctor, the first social worker, the first American woman to fly a plane, the first U.S. congresswoman, and 36 other women of note. His concise, action-packed stories will enlighten and inspire all. Who was it that led the most slaves to freedom along the underground railroad? Who started the drive toward the passage of the 19th and 20th amendments to our constitution? Who was the first black self-made millionaire in America? Who identified the horrors of DDT and led the fight toward banning its use? Readers of this collection might be surprised to find the answer to each of these questions is ...a woman! While men were making the headlines in American history, women were also doing good deeds, performing acts of valor, and achieving moments of greatness and inspiration. These are stories of some of the women who helped shape our nation. Each one struggled with a challenge that her male counterparts did not have to face-the deeply ingrained gender biases that worked to obstruct a woman's every step. Haven tells the stories of the first American woman doctor, the first social worker, the first American woman to fly a plane, the first U.S. congresswoman, and 36 other women of note. His concise,

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781563082917
Number of pages: 305
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A splendid collection of 40 brief stories of American women from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century who made a significant difference in American history."-Elementary School Library Collection
"Exciting, well-written vignettes."-Library Lane
"A plentiful collection...Valuable and good reading, too."-Storyline
"An intimate and thought-provoking introduction. Recommended."-Book Report
"You will read with interest...The educator who has Amazing American Women will reach for it frequently. A useful resource."-Story Bag
"These biographies are reminiscent of good booktalks and can be used that way to pique young people's curiosity...Should prove popular in school libraries. Recommended."-Book Report
?Exciting, well-written vignettes.??Library Lane
?Exciting, well-written vignettes.?-Library Lane
?A plentiful collection...Valuable and good reading, too.?-Storyline
?An intimate and thought-provoking introduction. Recommended.?-Book Report
?You will read with interest...The educator who has Amazing American Women will reach for it frequently. A useful resource.?-Story Bag
?These biographies are reminiscent of good booktalks and can be used that way to pique young people's curiosity...Should prove popular in school libraries. Recommended.?-Book Report
?A splendid collection of 40 brief stories of American women from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century who made a significant difference in American history.?-Elementary School Library Collection

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