Review by Choice Review
More than a simple chronology, this work records the accomplishments of women on an international stage. By featuring brief, well-illustrated articles, the editors aid readers in locating individuals with ease. Entire sections treat the ancient world, sainthood and sorcery, women rulers, and the role education and suffrage play in women's lives. In addition, myths and legends from Africa, Scandinavia, Greece, and Rome among others enhance the chronology, as do the indexes by day and month, name, and subject. Excerpts of key documents, 1776-1987, relating to pertinent issues are also included, from Abigail Adams's letters to John Adams in 1776 advising the Constitutional Convention not to forget the ladies in their deliberations, to the proclamation of National Women's History Month. Anyone involved in teaching about women or in celebrating Women's History Month (March) will find this a valuable resource for general readers and high school and college students. G. A. Schultis; Park College
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