The Challenge of Feminist Biography
Writing the Lives of Modern American Women
Awards and Recognition:
Winner of the Susan Koppelman Award, 1993.
This pathbreaking anthology is an illuminating look at the lives of ten influential twentieth-century American women and at the challenges experienced by the women who have written about them. Exploring the frequently complicated dialogue between writer and subject, the contributors uncover tools appropriate to writing women's biography and reveal, in often riveting accounts, how feminist scholarship led them to approach women's lives in unconventional ways.
"This wonderful collection demonstrates the significance of women's biography as a central part of feminist scholarship. The feminist biographer inserts a second life into a biography, her own, giving us yet another layer of depth and insight."
- Ann J. Lane, author of To "Herland" and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March
Deborah Gray White
Educating Black and White Women in the New South
Sarah H. Case
Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century
The Temperance Battle in Minnesota
Sabine N. Meyer
vol. 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 1889-1900
Jane Addams Edited by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Maree de Angury, and Ellen Skerrett
Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression
What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries?
Jane M. Gaines
Women Baseball Pioneers
Debra A. Shattuck
Race, Myth, and the Courts
Dawn Rae Flood
A Concise History
Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.
Treva B. Lindsey
Activism and a Hunger Called Theater
Dia Da Costa
Women, Music, and the Spoken Word
Marian Wilson Kimber
White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"
The Intellectual Thought of Race Women
Brittney C. Cooper
How Four Black Women Took On the Army during World War II
Sandra M. Bolzenius