1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Women's History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Women's History

Book - 1998 | 1st ed.
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Where do you go to learn about Madonna or foot binding? What about hot pants, the Queen of Sheba, Clara Barton or the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912? 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Women's History is a lively, approachable introduction to these and 995 other topics that appear on the dazzling canvas of women's history.
In clear and engaging prose, Constance Jones gives readers an entertaining and panoramic view of the female half of history. She covers the people that we all ought to know, like Queen Elizabeth I, Helen Keller, and Marie Curie, as well as other leading female politicians, artists, athletes, physicians, teachers, soldiers, criminals, spiritual leaders, entertainers, poets, inventors, lovers, and thrill seekers of every sort. In addition to presenting a well-rounded survey of the achievements of women, she offers a healthy smattering of amusing, startling, and scandalous tidbits--the naughty stuff that makes history so fun.
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Women's History puts history at your fingertips--in pithy, easily read entries, lavishly illustrated with nearly one hundred photographs. Like all the books in the 1001 Things series, it can be read from beginning to end or opened at random and browsed with pleasure. This is history the way it should be taught: concise, fun, and accessible.
Did you know:
In 1978, Diana Nyad set a world record in swimming when she became the first person to swim from the Bahamas to Florida. The eighty-nine-mile trek took twenty-seven hours and thirty-eight minutes.
In 1899, famed Wild West bandit Pearl Hart pulled the laststagecoach robbery in United States history.
Born in 1941, the Tibetan girl Doujebamo was designated a living Buddha ( enlightened one ) at the age of four.
From 632 to 647, Korea was ruled by Queen Sonduk, a woman with a head for science. During her reign she built Asia's first observatory, known as the Tower of the Moon and Stars.
Between 1963 and 1993, the number of women lawyers in the United States leapt from 7,500 to 180,000; there were seven times as many women doctors in 1990 as there were in 1960. In clear and engaging prose, Constance Jones gives readers an entertaining and panoramic view of the female half of history. She covers the women that we all ought to know, like Queen Elizabeth I, Helen Keller, and Marie Curie, as well as other leading female politicians, artists, athletes, physicians, teachers, soldiers, criminals, spiritual leaders, entertainers, poets, inventors, lovers, and thrill seekers of every sort. In addition to presenting a well-rounded survey of their achievements, she offers a healthy smattering of amusing, startling, and scandalous tidbits--the naughty stuff that makes history so much fun.
1001 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WOMEN'S HISTORY puts history at your fingertips--in pithy, easily read mini-essays, lavishly illustrated with one hundred photographs. Like all the 1001 books, it can be read from beginning to end or opened at random and browsed without confusion. This is history the way it should be taught: concise, fun, and accessible.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385483872
0385483872
9780385476737
0385476736
Branch Call Number: 305/.409/Jon 3583uc 1
Characteristics: 294 p. : ill.

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