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Feb 08, 1994
| ISBN 9780345383143
Dec 15, 2010
| ISBN 9780307775498
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Feb 08, 1994 | ISBN 9780345383143
Dec 15, 2010 | ISBN 9780307775498
"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States."SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEIn this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald’s thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women’s movement in America.
Anne L. Macdonald was for fifteen years chairperson of the history department of the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. She was the author of No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting and Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America. She died in 2016.
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