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A history of the oft-marginalized sex must often draw from diaries and journals, which were disproportionally written by whites; as a result, African-American and Native American women are not as well represented as white in the earlier chapters of America's Women. However, Gail Collins writes about women of many races and ethnicities, and in fact provides more information about Native Americans, African-Americans, and Chinese, Jewish, and Italian immigrants than some general U.S. history books. She writes about rich and poor, young and old, urban and rural, slave and slave-owner, athlete and aviatrix, president's wife and presidential candidate--and, of course, men and women. And some of these women--from the justly famous, like Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman, to the undeservedly obscure, like Elizabeth Eckford and Senator Margaret Chase Smith--will not only make any woman proud to be a woman, they will make any American proud to be American.
An editor at the New York Times, Gail Collins has also written Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, and American Politics and, with Dan Collins, The Millennium Book. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read it and then gave it as a gift to be passed on even further. Important history, pith and meaning.
Made me newly proud and also laughed out loud. Read more
Th is an excellent rendition of the daily life for women who helped develop America. This give the reader an appreciation for daily life beginning with the Mayflower and moving to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cary Sue
I think she would have been better served to focus on one era. I felt inundated and lost focus too longPublished 1 month ago by Ancient One
A pleasant and fascinating read! I'm using it for many Christmas presents this year.Published 1 month ago by Dancing Raisin
'Chock full' of so much history on America's Women. Details galore !
I recommend EVERY American Woman should read it !
I was so excited to read this book and then I wasn't. It just seemed so general and I wanted to have more information about EVERYTHING ... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MAS
This books seems to be written for children. Not very interesting either.Published 2 months ago by Siobhan E Guyach