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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.
This book was well researched and told with a lot of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lois BlacksonPublished 2 hours 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 1 day ago by Kristen Rosser
The title sums it up! Accurate portrayal of historical facts. I enjoyed it.Published 2 days ago by C Miranda
Very interesting avid history buff. We never hear enough about these ladies.Published 4 days ago by Brenda Stelle
This was a very good read. Lots of information I didn't know before, and a lot I had forgotten.Published 5 days ago by Ann Lewis
Well done. Thought provoking. Answered some things, I've often wondered about.Published 8 days ago by Ann F. Bojdak
At risk of using a cliche, I will say that this book is unlike anything I've ever read. It was, quite simply, one of the most fascinating books I've read in any genre. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Think-it-through