This reference profiles the careers of more than sixty women educators who made significant contributions to American education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Multicultural in nature, the book includes African-American, Native-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic women. The profiles are arranged alphabetically, and each begins with a brief paragraph summarizing the subject's importance. The entries provide information about the subject's family background, her education, people and events that influenced her, her goals, her achievements, and the impact of gender on her life and career. Each contributor locates his or her subject within the appropriate social and political context, thus providing an historical background for the educator. Each entry concludes with a bibliography of works by and about the subject, and the volume closes with a chronological listing of the women and a selected bibliography.
MAXINE SCHWARTZ SELLER is a Professor in the Department of Educational Organization, Administration, and Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an Adjunct Professor in the History Department there. She has published several books, including Ethnic Theatre in the United States (Greenwood Press, 1983), and her articles have appeared in journals such as Educational Studies, History of Education Quarterly, and Educational Foundations.
Introduction and Overview Laura Jane Addams by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan Zilpah Polly Grant Banister by Rita S. Saslaw Alice P. Barrows by Raymond A. Mohl Harriet M. Bedell by Karen K. McKellips Mary McLeod Bethune by Olga Skorapa Catharine Beecher by Sally H. Wertheim Mary Carroll Craig Bradford by Lynne Marie Getz Sophonisba Breckinridge by John L. Rury Nannie Helen Burroughs by Marcia G. Synnott Mother Joseph Butler by Tracy Mitrano Mary Steichen Calderone by Natalie A. Naylor Mother Mary Regis Casserly by Mary J. Oates Sucheng Chan by Kofi Lomotey Lydia Maria Francis Child by Ronald E. Butchart Septima Poinsette Clark by Linda D. Addo Fannia Mary Cohn by Ruth Jacknow Markowitz Johnnetta B. Cole by Kathleen A. Murphey Miriam Colon by Rosa Luisa MAquez and Barbara Shircliffe Elizabeth Avery Colton by Amy Thompson McCandless Anna Julia Cooper by Beverly Guy-Sheftall Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin by Linda M. Perkins Julia Etta Crane by Nancy L. Stewart Lucretia Crocker by Polly Welts Kaufman Sarah Ann Dickey by Clark Robenstine Sarah Mapps Douglas by Linda D. Addo Mother Mary Katharine Drexel by Mary J. Oates Dolores "Lola" Gonzales by Bernardo P. Gallegos Willystine Goodsell by Sari Knopp Biklen Margaret Haley by Barbara Brenzel Helen Heffernan by Kathleen Weiler Winifred Holt by Mary Tremblay Mari-Luci Jaramillo by Olga Vasquez Katherine Kuh by Susan F. Rossen Lucy Craft Laney by Jane Bernard-Powers Mary Atkins Lynch by Rita S. Saslaw Mary Lyon by Susan McIntosh Lloyd Peggy McIntosh by Linda Eisenmann Deborah W. Meier by Susan McIntosh Lloyd Lucy Sprague Mitchell by Joyce Antler Mary Adelaide Nutting by Janice Cooke Feigenbaum Nina Otero-Warren by Lynn Marie Getz Alice Freeman Palmer by C. H. Edson and B. D. Saunders Celestia Susannah Parrish by Marcia G. Synnott Janine Pease-Windy Boy by Jon Reyhner Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps by Nancy G. Slack and Roger W. Armstrong Caroline F. Putnam by Ronald E. Butchart Polingaysi Qoyawayma by Jon Reyhner Caroline Elizabeth Bushyhead Quarles by Marilyn Watt Ellen Swallow Richards by John L. Rury Julia Richman by Selma Berrol Helen Mansfield Robinson by Samuel Weintraub Sister Blandina Segale by Michael F. Perko Lucy Diggs Slowe by Elizabeth L. Ihle Hilda Worthington Smith by Emily C. Jones Emily Eliza Ingham Staunton by Richard L. Wing Lois Meek Stolz by Julia Grant Marion Talbot by C.H. Edson and B.D. Saunders Mary Church Terrell by Doris Marguerite Meadows Martha Carey Thomas by Thedora Penny Martin Joyce Sachiko Tsunoda by Sucheng Chan Julia Strudwick Tutwiler by Marcia G. Synnott Emma Hart Willard by Natalie A. Naylor Sister Mary Madeleva Wolff by Susan Williamson Martha Beulah Mann Yallup by Margaret Connell Szasz Ella Flagg Young by Joan K. Smith Marie E. Zakrzewska by Maureen A. Kington Appendix A: A Chronological List of Women Educators Selected Bibliography Index