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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 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 3 days 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 4 days ago by Caroline J
A must read for anyone interested in a complete look at American history.Published 6 days ago by Lady Alex
Great Book. Very interesting and it would be a good book for many men and women to readPublished 6 days ago by Keith G. Engel
I found much to enjoy in this book, and I learned quite a bit, too. It was a most enjoyable survey of women in America, as they helped make America what it is today. Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Harshbarger
Excellent. A good overview about the women who are sometimes sidelined by more traditional history books.Published 13 days ago by T. King
One hell of a read! Takes you on a journey of emotion and education. My daughter will be reading it next.Published 28 days ago by Madeline Camacho
A very biased history of women. Apparently Gail Collins only values reformers and business leaders. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kay Vz