edited by Barbara Sicherman, Carol Hurd Green, with Ilene Kantrov, Harriette Walker ; [prepared under the auspices of Radcliffe College]
The life stories of American women--442 of them--who have in some way affected contemporary American life are explored in this lauded companion to "Notable American Women, 1607-1950." The basics--the crucial dates, ancestry, parents, education, marital status, and children--provide invaluable material for both the researcher and the general reader. Beyond these essentials, a brief essay focuses on each woman's life and personality, and evaluates her career from a historical framework. Sixteen new pages of photographs specially selected for the paperback edition have been included.