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Chronology of Women's History (Hardback)

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Hardback 532 Pages / Published: 22/06/1994
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Impressive, enlightening, and fascinating to read, this easy-to-use narrative chronology records the triumphs, obstacles, and conditions of women's lives from prehistory to the present and profiles the achievements of nearly 5,000 women from practically every corner of the globe. Western history is thoroughly covered and supplemented by information on Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. From Cro-Magnon childbirth and ancient Egyptian cosmetics to Janet Reno and the Tailhook scandal, the breadth, diversity, and accessibility of this work make it invaluable for identifying the accomplishments and circumstances of women in any given historical period. Entries are arranged by year or group of years in an easy-to-use format of ten subject categories. Here the reader will find information concerning women's legal rights, life expectancy, medical care, and daily tasks, as well as the achievements of thousands of individual women in politics, warfare, jurisprudence, literature, the visual and performing arts, athletics, exploration, activism, business, science, scholarship, and religion. Women have had to overcome major obstacles throughout human history and they have accomplished much despite those barriers. This work contains many thousands of testimonies to their achievements. Brief entries summarize the most important or characteristic events of each period, while explanatory essays illuminate broad trends and unusual aspects of women's lives in a variety of cultures. Information can be located easily by consulting the topic and name index, and a bibliography is also included.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313288036
Number of pages: 532
Weight: 1792 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"What do women want? For one thing they will want the new Greenwood Press publication Chronology of Women's History. I suspect men will want it too. Kirstin Olsen has compiled a sui generis of reference materials. Nothing else compares--not in scope, coverage, or depth--since this is the first publication to give the chronicle of women as known at this date and time. As with many reference works, it's a fascinating read. The 107-page index is monumental and a virtual listing of who's who among women. A definite buy for all libraries, public and academic."-RQ
"Multicultural and worldwide in its coverage. Recommended for general readers and lower-division undergraduates, and as a general reference of all educators."-Choice
"The Chronology makes available information difficult to acquire elsewhere. History and Women's Studies reference collections should find this a useful volume."- Reference Book Review
"An ambitious, multiethnic chronology of women's achievements from 20,000 B.C. to A.D. 1993. Students would find this easy-to-read resource a good starting point for assignments."- School Library Journal
"Unlike some books I have seen, there doesn't appear to be any filler material or mention of women without significant feminist historical reference. As a feminist interested in women's past, I found all the entries I browsed useful and relevant."-Prehistory
"This reference work is filled with facts about women: short biographies, women's issues and organizations, and women's accomplishments worldwide from prehistory through 1993. The entries are short, and topics are diverse. Although the entries are short, the global scope makes this a valuable reference tool as well as one of those interesting-to-browse volumes. Highly recommended."-The Book Report
?Multicultural and worldwide in its coverage. Recommended for general readers and lower-division undergraduates, and as a general reference of all educators.?-Choice
?The Chronology makes available information difficult to acquire elsewhere. History and Women's Studies reference collections should find this a useful volume.?- Reference Book Review
?An ambitious, multiethnic chronology of women's achievements from 20,000 B.C. to A.D. 1993. Students would find this easy-to-read resource a good starting point for assignments.?- School Library Journal
?Unlike some books I have seen, there doesn't appear to be any filler material or mention of women without significant feminist historical reference. As a feminist interested in women's past, I found all the entries I browsed useful and relevant.?-Prehistory
?This reference work is filled with facts about women: short biographies, women's issues and organizations, and women's accomplishments worldwide from prehistory through 1993. The entries are short, and topics are diverse. Although the entries are short, the global scope makes this a valuable reference tool as well as one of those interesting-to-browse volumes. Highly recommended.?-The Book Report
?What do women want? For one thing they will want the new Greenwood Press publication Chronology of Women's History. I suspect men will want it too. Kirstin Olsen has compiled a sui generis of reference materials. Nothing else compares--not in scope, coverage, or depth--since this is the first publication to give the chronicle of women as known at this date and time. As with many reference works, it's a fascinating read. The 107-page index is monumental and a virtual listing of who's who among women. A definite buy for all libraries, public and academic.?-RQ

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