Although American women have had a profound impact on the intellectual, social, and political development of our society, many of their contributions have gone unnoticed. Most of us have heard of Harriet Tubman, or know that Margaret Sanger advocated for birth control. But do you also know that a woman created a leukemia chemotherapy drug, or that women are responsible for establishing the American Red Cross?
Her Story is a one-of-a-kind illustrated timeline that brings to light the varied, momentous, and often unrecognized achievements of American women since the 1500s. Chosen from a group of 3,000 candidates, the 850 women featured in this book range from artists and writers to doctors, scientists, and activists of all backgrounds and philosophies. Each selection on the timeline includes a picture of the woman or what she invented, as well as a brief summary of her accomplishment. Other quotes and pictures are included among these descriptions to convey the historical context of the social and political events occurring at that time.
Based on a successful traveling exhibit that has received phenomenal support from scholars, corporations, and national women’s organizations, Her Story is an educational and engrossing look at female trailblazers, pioneers, and leaders that will appeal to readers everywhere.