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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.
Every woman in America should read this book! Ladies, you think you know what came before you but, if you are anything like me, you either never knew or you forgot most. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Linda Champion
Well researched and informative. Glad I didn't live back then.Published 21 days ago by Lorraine Schwinn
An inspiring read full of fascinating stories and a clear picture of women's place in history, society, and relationships. Certainly worth a read.Published 1 month ago by Mark D. Smith
An important read, and fun. This history of women's role in America presents individuals and movements that are not always known or remembered. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda G. Salisbury
This has to be one of my favorite books I plan on keeping on my book shelf. I learned so much from this little book!Published 2 months ago by A. Wilson
It was great to finally read about women who made an impact. Women do this every day and it is never recorded.Published 2 months ago by Caroline J
A must read for anyone interested in a complete look at American history.Published 2 months ago by Lady Alex
Great Book. Very interesting and it would be a good book for many men and women to readPublished 2 months ago by Keith G. Engel