By Shaaron Cosner, Jennifer R. Scanlon
From Hannah Adams, born in 1755, to Vicki Ruiz, born in 1955, this booklet profiles a few two hundred girls historians. among Hannah Adams, who started compiling ancient details whereas operating as a bobbin lace weaver, and Vicki Ruiz, a 3rd iteration Chicana hailed for pioneering inclusive multicultural women's background, the reader will come upon ladies of numerous backgrounds, motivations, and accomplishments. they arrive from quite a few occupations, together with public heritage, academia, archival paintings, and well known heritage writing and a number of fields, together with biography, artwork background, army background, and historical past in response to problems with area, gender, race, ethnicity, category, or sexuality.
Neglected by way of the very box they've got practiced, those girls offer compelling and ambitious examples of the historian at paintings. choice for inclusion during this quantity was once established totally on guides, yet different standards have been regarded as good, together with participation in defining a box of analysis, impact on different historians or similar students, cross-disciplinary achievements, and contributions to the paintings of others. some of the ladies have been firsts, corresponding to Louise Phelps Kellogg, the 1st lady president of the Mississippi Valley old organization (now the OAH), and Mary Frances Berry, the 1st black girl to develop into chancellor at an enormous learn collage. This booklet deals modern historians, and all readers, the chance to discover girls historians' motivations, accomplishments, and specially, wealthy legacies.
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1981, p. 33. BANCROFT, CAROLINE (1900–1985) Local History Caroline Bancroft was born September 11, 1900, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of George Jarvis Bancroft, a mining engineer, and Ethel (Norton) Bancroft. A. A. from the University of Denver in 1943. She was literary editor for the Denver Post from 1928 to 1933 and writer of its ‘‘Literary Flashlights’’ column. She was also a creative writing instructor at the University of Colorado Extension and the University of Denver Extension from 1931 to 1935.
3 (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1973); Mary Ritter Beard, A Woman Making History; Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters, ed. Nancy F. Cott (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991). BEASLEY, DELILAH LEONTIUM (1867–1934) African-American History Delilah Leontium Beasley rose from masseuse to one of the foremost authorities on black history in California. She was believed to have been born around 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Daniel Beasley, probably a semi-skilled worker, and Margaret (Heines) Beasley.
Sarah was considered a precocious and gifted child; she published a poem at age fifteen. She graduated from Catharine Beecher’s Hartford Female Seminary in 1860 and taught in Natchez, Mississippi, until the outbreak of the Civil War, when she returned to Connecticut and taught in Meriden. On October 16, 1866, Sarah married Charles E. Bolton and moved to Cleveland, where she became active in the temperance movement and humanitarian reforms. She wrote a book for the cause, The Present Problem, in 1874.
American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary by Shaaron Cosner, Jennifer R. Scanlon