Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology

Written by Herself Autobiographies of American Women An Anthology The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of women literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane

  • Title: Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology
  • Author: Jill Ker Conway Harriet Ann Jacobs Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Margaret Mead Lucy Larcom Vida Dutton Scudder Janet Scudder Ellen Glasgow
  • ISBN: 9780679736332
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston.Contents My Story Ends WitThe bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston.Contents My Story Ends With Freedom from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobsfrom Dust Tacks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurstonfrom My Lord, What a Morning by Marian Andersonfrom I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouResearch Is a Passion With Me Women Scientists and Physicians from A History of Psychology in Autobiography by Margaret Floy Washburnfrom Fighting for Life by S Josephine Bakerfrom Unpublished Memoir by Dorothy Reed Mendenhallfrom Research is a Passion with Me by Margaret Morse Nicefrom Stranger and Friend by Hortense Powdermakerfrom An Autobiography and Other Recollections by Cecilia Payne Gaposchkinfrom Blackberry Winter by Margaret MeadArts and Letters from A New England Girlhood by Lucy Larcomfrom On Journey by Vida Dutton Scudderfrom Modeling my Life by Janet Scudderfrom The Woman Within by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgowfrom Journey Around My Room by Louise Boganfrom Portrait of Myself by Margaret Bourke Whitefrom The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong KingstonPioneers and Reformers from The Story of a Pioneer by Anna Howard Shawfrom Twenty Years at Hull House by Jane Addamsfrom My Days of Strength by Anne Walter Fearnfrom Margaret Sanger by Margaret Sangerfrom I Change Worlds by Anna Louise Strongfrom This Life I ve Led by Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias from Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem

    • Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology BY Jill Ker Conway Harriet Ann Jacobs Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Margaret Mead Lucy Larcom Vida Dutton Scudder Janet Scudder Ellen Glasgow
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    1. Jill Ker Conway Harriet Ann Jacobs Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Margaret Mead Lucy Larcom Vida Dutton Scudder Janet Scudder Ellen Glasgow says:

      Jill Ker Conway, AC born 9 October 1934 is an Australian American author Well known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain She was also Smith College s first woman president, from 1975 1985, and now serves as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology In 2004 she was designated a Women s History Month Honoree by the National Women s History Project from

    2. This is a book I bought ages ago, and had dipped in and sampled parts of it over time. But that meant that I'd never actually finished the whole thing, cover to cover. So this time through I started from the beginning and went through it all - though if you look at the dates you'll notice I took my time. Which is more understandable if you know that some of these readings inspired me to immediately go read more of a particular author. Or had to at least pause to find the full text - some of them [...]

    3. The "driven" life is not such a mystery to me anymore, but rather a (thumping heart-beat of a) need that must be fulfilled and the guts to see it met. This book gives me the chance to stand alongside driven women as they think and act upon about their circumstances and what matters most to them. I've never felt driven, as the women in these books clearly are, yet I am inspired by how they all chose to let what was most important to them inform their emotional and intellectual responses to what i [...]

    4. I want to thank Sue for loaning me this book. It is amazing to see how far women have come in the last 100 years. I think each of us has a story to tell, especially if you have been in a field dominated by men. Over and over there is a underlying theme of determination that these women exhibit. I came to realize that breaking barriers will never be easy, but must be done for future women. I only hope that I will always have the strength and courage to do so for myself, my daughters and future ge [...]

    5. The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

    6. The collection of autobiographies was so diverse. I enjoyed discovering more amazing women from history - some lesser known. Some I thought I knew, until I read their own words. I'm glad my friend passed this book along to me. Inspiring. I particularly enjoy books I can read in chunks and get a treasure with each chunk/chapter.

    7. Feed upon the lives and strengths and weaknesses of our foremothers. Read what women have written throughout history! The men aren't writing it! Write, Women! I want to read what you have to say about your lives!!

    8. I read this at bedtime or when I need inspiration. I'm slowing it out,so I always have one more that's not read yet. Learning a lot about personal essay / memoir / journaling / autobiographical writing by women. A good selection, wide variety of times, liefstyles, writing slants.

    9. This anthology was incredibly rich and revealing about amazing American women that I wished I had learned about when I was in school! Empowering. When I felt depressed, this book helped me get out of my head and get absorbed in history and women who deserve to have their stories shared.

    10. This is about four women in the earilest part of American history How they had to protect there beleive in the KJV Bible. how they came across the ocean to the new land America from the old country. I beleive this is how it was in the beginning of AmericaCora Virginia Warner

    11. I have not yet read all of the entries in this great anthology, but I am putting this aside for now, to be continued as I finish other books.

    12. A compilation of women's stories from across the decades and centuries, with different life experiences and perspectives. MUST READ!

    13. This was given to me as a college graduation gift. It has excerpts from the autobiograpies of all these incredible women from all backgrounds and fields.

    14. Short autobiographical stories from a wide variety of American Women from Marian Anderson toMargaret Sanger. I was surprised to find out that Margaret Mead was not allowed to join the YWCA because she was Episcopalian. I discovered that women in the medical field wrote moreinterestingly than women in the educational field, at any rate the ones that I sampled in this book. It was enlightening to see how far women's rights have come in a short time.

    15. This collection of autobiographies is the most empowering thing I've read to date. To hear from women throughout American history about their lives, their work, and the challenges they faced was eye-opening and inspiring. Each autobiography is preceded by a brief historical bio of the particular woman, outlining her various accomplishments as well as the historical context in which she lived. The book is divided into sections based primarily on vocation (think science, art, etc.), with the excep [...]

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