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By Tiffany K. Wayne

Even more than a "Who's Who," this exhaustive two-volume encyclopedia examines the numerous achievements of twentieth century American girls around the sciences in gentle of the ancient and cultural elements that affected their schooling, employment, and study possibilities. With insurance that features a variety of scientists operating this day, the encyclopedia exhibits simply how a lot the sciences have advanced as a certified alternative for ladies, from the sunrise of the 20 th century to the present.

American girls of technological know-how on account that 1900 makes a speciality of 500 of the twentieth century's such a lot awesome American girls scientists—many neglected, undervalued, or just no longer popular. furthermore, it bargains person positive aspects on 50 diversified medical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing profession and kinfolk, women and technology schooling, and different sociocultural issues. Readers will come upon a few striking clinical minds at paintings, getting a feeling of the hindrances they confronted because the medical group confronted the questions of feminism and gender confronting the kingdom as a whole.

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Whereas white women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were portrayed as physically fragile and mentally unstable, African Americans (male and female) were seen as physically robust but intellectually inferior, their bodies suited for physical rather than mental labors. Well into the twentieth century and beyond, the very image of the scientist is of one possessing a superior mind that in some ways transcends the body—the mad scientist, solitary in his lab, absentminded and detached from social and familial relationships.

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