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In this highly readable, illuminating narrative that spans the twentieth century, Karenna Gore Schiff tells the remarkable stories of nine influential women who each in her own way tackled inequity and advocated a change. These women recognized our country wasn't living up to its promise and fought to alter it.
The women she's selected are as varied as they are inspirational. Ida B. wells-Barnett, who was born a slave and fought against lynching; Mother Jones, an Irish immigrant who organized coal miners and campaigned against child labor; Alice Hamilton, who pushed for regulation of industrial toxins; Frances Perkins, who established our social secruity program; Virginia Durr, a high society Southern belle who fought the poll tax and segregation; Septima Clark, who helped to register black voters; Dolores Huerta, who organized farm workers; Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, an activist for reproductive rights; and Gretchen Buchenholz, currently one of the nation's leading child advocates.
Karenna Gore Schiff delivers an intimate and accessible account of the nine trail-blazing women who deserve not only to be honored but to have their example serve as a guiding light for activists and leaders of tomorrow.
Title: Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Miramax: February 2006
ISBN Number: 1401352189
ISBN Number 13: 9781401352189
Book Condition: Collectible - Good
Jacket Condition: Fair
Item: 1.85 Item
Seller ID: 20100507102691
Description: A stated first edition, with a full number line. Book is clean and tight. DJ has wear. We put tracking on every shipment.