Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers, Volumen 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - 888 páginas

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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Encyclopedia of women social reformers

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In this generously illustrated reference, Rappaport (Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion; Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion) profiles more than 400 women social reformers, many of whom have ... Leer reseña completa

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Helen Rappaport is a professional writer, researcher, Russian translator, and historical consultant, specializing in the 19th century. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion.

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