Women Who Made A Difference

Women Who Made A Difference

Book - 1990
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Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1990
ISBN: 9780671695521
Branch Call Number: 920.72/FOR
Additional Contributors: Bloch, Jeff
Alternative Title: Queen Alexandra : the marathon is longer because of this British queen
Virginia Apgar : devised vital medical tests for newborns
Aspasia : wife of Pericles and inspiration for Plato and Socrates
Sarah Todd Astor : John Jacob's wife knew more about fur than he did
Delia Bacon : claimed William Shakespeare was a fraud
Dr. James Barry : a top British army medical officer who turned out to be a woman
Sylvia Beach : she published Joyce's Ulysses
Amelia Bloomer : namesake of that crazy undergarment
Nellie Bly : the original muckraker
Boudicca : the early British queen who turned back the Roman Empire
Louise Boyd : socialite turned Arctic explorer
Laura Bridgman : the first deaf-mute taught to communicate
Margaret Brown : otherwise known as the "unsinkable" Molly Brown
Anna Carroll : she claimed her military strategy won the Civil War
Mary Chesnut : author of a famous Confederate Civil War diary
Elsie De Wolfe : trend-setting interior decorator
Abigail Duniway : she helped bring women the vote, long before the Nineteenth Amendment
Margaret Eaton : at the center of a scandal that almost destroyed Andrew Jackson's presidency
Sarah Emma Edmonds : "the beardless boy"
Mary Moody Emerson : Ralph Waldo's aunt and inspiration
Dorothy Eustis : she introduced the Seeing Eye dog to America
Minna and Aida Everleigh : proprietors of the world's most lavish whorehouse
Fannie Farmer : cooking by the book
Jane, Lady Franklin : her search for her missing husband proved that he had found the Northwest Passage
Rosalind Franklin : though slighted by the fellow scientists, she co-discovered DNA
Jessie Benton Frémont : her writings encouraged thousands of pioneers to travel West
Myra Clark Gaines : the most litigious American in the nineteenth century
Sophie Germain : a founder of mathematical physics
Irene Langhorne Gibson : the original "Gibson Girl"
Mary Katherine Goddard : she published the first official copies of the Declaration of Independence
Mother Goose : was she for real? Several possibilities
Rebecca Gratz : the model for Sir Walter Scott's heroine in Ivanhoe
Hetty Green : "the witch of Wall Street"
Catherine Greene : co-inventor of the cotton gin
Rose O'Neal Greenhow : her spying helped the Confederates win at Bull Run
Peggy Guggenheim : patron of modern art
Helena : mother of Constantine and of Christianity
Anne Hutchinson : Puritan heretic
Hypatia : early Greek mathematician
The anonymous woman who invented the ice cream cone
Anna Jarvis : creator of Mother's Day
Pope Joan : the legendary female pope
Mother Jones : the stalwart union organizer
Dr. Frances Kelsey : the FDA official who blocked thalidomide from the U.S
Khadija : wife of Muhammad, and his financial backer
Mary Kingsley : African explorer
Margaret Knight : she invented the grocery store bag, among many other things
Rose Knox : America's foremost woman industrialist
Baroness Pannonica De Koenigswarter : Rothschild heiress turned jazz patron
Margaret Getchell LaForge : she ran Macy's department store
Florence Lawrence : the first movie star
Ida Lewis : lighthouse keeper ; she saved eighteen lives
Ann Lohman (Madame Restell) : infamous nineteenth-century abortionist
Mabel Dodge Luhan : hostess of the most notable salon in American history
Clara Maass : victim of the yellow fever immunity experiments
Molly Maguire : the woman behind the famous "Molly Maguires"
Malinche : guide for and mistress of Hernando Cortés, the conqueror of Mexico
Mary Mallon : or "Typhoid Mary"
Maria Martin : an important assistant to John James Audubon
Mary the Jewess : inventor of the still
Elsa Maxwell : international hostess without portfolio
Katharine McCormick : financial backer of the Pill
Jane McCrea : her murder turned many Americans against the British during the Revolution
Fanny Mendelssohn : perhaps a better composer than her brother, Felix
Perle Mesta : "the Hostess with the Mostes"
Julia Morgan : architect of William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon
Belle Moskowitz : the power behind Al Smith
Mary Murray : her hospitality saved the American army early in the Revolution
Caroline Norton : her battle for custody of her children changed British law
Mrs. O'Leary : the great Chicago fire started in her barn
Bertha Palmer : Chicago's social and civic leader
Fanny Palmer : one of Currier & Ives' most prolific artists
Cynthia Ann Parker : kidnapped by Comanche Indians, she became the mother of the tribe's greatest chief
Hannah Callowhill Penn : after her husband died, she kept Pennsylvania intact
Mary Pennington : she developed refrigeration
Eliza Lucas Pinckney : she introduced the indigo crop to the American colonies
Lydia E. Pinkham : famous patent medicine peddler
Molly Pitcher : revolutionary war heroine
Mary Ellen Pleasant : the Black woman who may have financed John Brown's raid
Madame De Pompadour : the woman behind Louis XV
Ida Rosenthal : she invented the bra
Anne Newport Royall : the first female American journalist
Sacagawea : helped guide Lewis and Clark
Shakespeare's "dark lady" : the obsession of his sonnets
Lady Hester Stanhope : the female Lawrence of Arabia
Belle Starr : the leader of a band of hose thieves
Margarette Steiff : inventor of the teddy bear
Lucy Stone : the first woman to keep her maiden name
Mary Surratt : hanged, perhaps wrongly, for Lincoln's assassination
Bertha Von Suttner : she may have given Alfred Nobel the idea for his prizes ; she won one, too
Ida Tarbell : her exposés helped unravel John D. Rockefeller's empire
Annie Taylor : the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Theodora the Senatrix : she ruled the Vatican in the tenth century
Julia Tuttle : her flowers convinced Henry Morrison Flagler to build his railroad through to Miami
Madame C. J. Walker : creator of a new standard of Black beauty
Ida Wells : led an anti-lynching campaign
Edith Bolling Wilson : while President Wilson was ill, she was in charge
Victoria Woodhull : spiritualist, courtesan, and the first woman to run for President
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu : introduced the smallpox inoculation to England
Ann Eliza Young : Brigham Young's last wife, and the only one to divorce him


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