Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

Hardback Biographical Dictionaries

By (author) Helen Rappaport


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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 888 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 274mm x 69mm | 2,858g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1576071014
  • ISBN 13: 9781576071014
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations

Product description

Despite being marginalized, disenfranchised, impoverished, and oppressed, women have always stepped forward in disproportionate numbers to lead movements for social change. This two-volume encyclopedia documents the visions, struggles, and lives of women who have changed the world. This encyclopedia celebrates the lives and achievements of nearly 300 women from around the globe--women who have bravely insisted that the way things are is not the way they have to be. Nadeshda Krupskaya, the wife of Lenin, spearheaded the drive against illiteracy in post-revolutionary Russia. American Dorothy Day founded the Catholic worker movement. Begum Rokeya Hossain organized a girls' school in Calcutta in 1911. Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her book "Silent Spring." The stories of these women and the hundreds of others collected here will restore missing pages to our history and inspire a new generation of women to change the world.

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"Worldwide coverage and useful indexes make this set a convenient, worthy addition to high school and academic libraries as well as women's studies collections in public libraries."