By Shaaron Cosner, Jennifer R. Scanlon
From Hannah Adams, born in 1755, to Vicki Ruiz, born in 1955, this ebook profiles a few two hundred ladies historians. among Hannah Adams, who all started compiling ancient details whereas operating as a bobbin lace weaver, and Vicki Ruiz, a 3rd new release Chicana hailed for pioneering inclusive multicultural women's heritage, the reader will come across girls of numerous backgrounds, motivations, and accomplishments. they arrive from various occupations, together with public background, academia, archival paintings, and renowned historical past writing and numerous fields, together with biography, paintings heritage, army historical past, and historical past in keeping with problems with quarter, gender, race, ethnicity, category, or sexuality.
Neglected by way of the very box they've got practiced, those ladies offer compelling and bold examples of the historian at paintings. choice for inclusion during this quantity was once dependent totally on courses, yet different standards have been regarded as good, together with participation in defining a box of research, impression on different historians or similar students, cross-disciplinary achievements, and contributions to the paintings of others. the various ladies have been firsts, corresponding to Louise Phelps Kellogg, the 1st girl president of the Mississippi Valley ancient organization (now the OAH), and Mary Frances Berry, the 1st black lady to develop into chancellor at a tremendous study college. This e-book bargains modern historians, and all readers, the chance to discover ladies historians' motivations, accomplishments, and peculiarly, wealthy legacies.
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Additional resources for American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary
In 1971 she wrote Washington from Banneker to Douglass, 1791–1870 with Elsie M. Lewis. The next year she wrote Washington in the New Era, 1870–1970, also with Lewis, and Free Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1790–1846, with Richard Wade. C. ADDITIONAL SOURCES Encyc Black Am; NotBlkAmWom; DrAS 74H; ConAu 69–73; Bio-Base; Contributions of Black Women to America. Vol. 2. , Marianna W. Davis (Columbia, SC: Kenday Press, 1981). BROWN, LOUISE FARGO (1878–1955) British History Louise Fargo Brown was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1878 to Albert Tower and Eva Perry (Fargo) Brown.
1956; obituary in Wilson Library Bulletin 30: 18, Sept. 1955; Bio-Base. S. History Kathleen Eveleth Bruce was born October 21, 1885, in Richmond, Virginia, to Thomas Seddon and Mary Bruce (Anderson). She received her early education at Miss Ellett’s Private School in Richmond before moving west to Tucson, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas. B. M. D. in 1924. From 1924 to 1926 Bruce taught history and government at Wheaton College, and from 1926 to 1928 she was on the faculty of William and Mary College.
She became an English teacher and dean of women at Dixie College. In 1933 she married county sheriff William Brooks; between them they had nine children. Despite her busy life, Brooks began a diary-collecting project for the Works Project Administration (WPA) in the 1930s; the typescripts from this project were eventually deposited in the Library of Congress. In 1941 Juanita Brooks completed a biography of her grandfather, Dudley Leavitt. In 1944 she published Indian Relations on the Mormon Frontier.
American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary by Shaaron Cosner, Jennifer R. Scanlon