Lighting the way : nine women who changed modern America
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies|
The women shes selected are as varied as they are inspirational. Ida B. wells-Barnett, who was born a slave and fought against lynching; Mother Jones, an Irish immigrant who organized coal miners and campaigned against child labor; Alice Hamilton, who pushed for regulation of industrial toxins; Frances Perkins, who established our social secruity program; Virginia Durr, a high society Southern belle who fought the poll tax and segregation; Septima Clark, who helped to register black voters; Dolores Huerta, who organized farm workers; Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, an activist for reproductive rights; and Gretchen Buchenholz, currently one of the nations leading child advocates.
Karenna Gore Schiff delivers an intimate and accessible account of the nine trail-blazing women who deserve not only to be honored but to have their example serve as a guiding light for activists and leaders of tomorrow.
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-- United States
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| New York :Miramax Books/Hyperion,2005
xv, 528 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -508) and index.