Women Champions of Human Rights

Eleven U.S. Leaders of the Twentieth Century


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About the Book

Intended for the general reader with an interest in American history, this book profiles eleven women who made enduring contributions to society: Jane Addams, Fannie Farmer, Lillian Wald, Mary McLeod Bethune, Juliette Low, Margaret Sanger, Carrie Chapman Catt, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Bourke-White, Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan. Intertwined with their lives are the issues of immigration, health care, reproductive rights, the environment and women’s rights.

About the Author(s)

The late Moira Davison Reynolds, a retired biochemist, wrote about women who made significant contributions to United States culture, including several books about activists, artists, authors and scientists. She lived in Marquette, Michigan.

Bibliographic Details

Moira Davison Reynolds
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 167
Bibliographic Info: 21 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1991]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7613-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0603-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Illustrations vi

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction xi

Jane Addams 1

Fannie Farmer 16

Lillian D. Wald 26

Mary McLeod Bethune 40

Juliette Gordon Low 54

Margaret Sanger 67

Carrie Chapman Catt 85

Margaret Mitchell 97

Margaret Bourke-White 110

Rachel Carson 123

Betty Friedan 134

Epilogue 145

Selected Bibliography 148

Index 155

Book Reviews & Awards

“librarians will welcome this volume. Highly recommended”—The Book Report; “ Reynolds has written another fascinating non-fiction book for the general public on the lives of women”—Above the Bridge.