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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.
We've come a long way baby! Having lived through the 70s, I appreciated the story of our struggles. I really enjoyed this entertaining story of us throughout American history.Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
A collection of well-written stories about the lives of selected American women, organized chronologically and cross-referenced to highlight some of the continuity in their... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Robert B. Miller
Why couldn't my history teachers have made history so real? Who ever needed to learn all those treaty dates?
This book made me proud to be an American woman.
I found this to be a book where I had to read several pages before I "got into it." Once there, however, I found it captivating. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Linda Martin
Great history of women's rights. She has given names to people at events which leads to more history to be found! Gail draws you in and makes you want more!Published 19 days ago by Diana Dodd
This book was well researched and told with a lot of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lois BlacksonPublished 26 days ago by David Blackson
Very readable and interesting. Not just about a few women who stand out in American history, but about how all kinds and groups of American women have lived throughout US history.Published 27 days ago by Kristen Rosser