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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.
A very interesting book filled with obscure facts and details that give you a whole new look at history. I read every page and have been recommending it to others.Published 5 days ago by Texas70
A well-written, fascinating account of the trials and triumphs women experienced over the course of U.S. History. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Rebecca Willman
liked the first book much more. This one is a slower read, too much about the men.Published 1 month ago by Janet Aligo
I love reading about the women behind the story. It's great to learn about women who didn't follow along and remain in the background, like women were once expected. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grandma Lucy
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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Ancient One