This reference profiles the careers of more than sixty women educators who made significant contributions to American education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Multicultural in nature, the book includes African-American, Native-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic women. The profiles are arranged alphabetically, and each begins with a brief paragraph summarizing the subject's importance. The entries provide information about the subject's family background, her education, people and events that influenced her, her goals, her achievements, and the impact of gender on her life and career. Each contributor locates his or her subject within the appropriate social and political context, thus providing an historical background for the educator. Each entry concludes with a bibliography of works by and about the subject, and the volume closes with a chronological listing of the women and a selected bibliography.