While European immigrant women in the U.S. as a group have received more academic attention than women from other regions of the world, & more than native women of N. America, there has still been a tendency to deemphasize, & even ignore, their contributions to this country. This book provides a new look at the experience of European immigrant women in the U.S. The collection is restricted to women who made their contributions to American society since the American Revolution & who are now deceased. Many well-known women are included in this volume, as well as biographies of many lesser-known women. Annotated bibliographies included.
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With the controversy surrounding immigrants to the U.S., this work is a timely look at the accomplishments of a particular group of them. A book of this type helps illustrate the important contributions that immigrants have made to the U.S.
Arranged alphabetically by last name, the book features 239 women. A summary of the life and career of each subject, 200 to 500 words in length, is followed by an annotated bibliography of published and unpublished source materials for further research. Black-and-white portraits are included for 31 women. The 96 contributors of the signed entries are professors and graduate students. An appendix arranges the women by career. The index includes names, titles, and subjects.
The women selected for inclusion are deceased and made their contributions after the American Revolution. Not all of them became American citizens or resided in the U.S. for a long time. The selection process attempted to provide a cross-section of women immigrants. Famous women, such as Emma Goldman, Helena Rubinstein, Hannah Arendt, and Greta Garbo, are found along with mathematician Charlotte Scott, labor-activist Rose Pesotta, and midwife Hanna Porn. One can learn about the original "Tugboat Annie," the inventor of packaged crackers, and the female producer of Our American Cousin for Ford's Theater.
Information on many of these women can be found in Notable American Women and other standard reference works. But there are some unique biographies, and bringing these women together based on their immigrant status is a useful idea. Recommended for women's studies collections and for immigrant studies.
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