Susan B. Anthony slept here : a guide to American women's landmarks

by Sherr, Lynn.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E159.K39 1994
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E159.K39 1994
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Travel 917.3 USA 1994 TRA
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Travel
 
Call Number  917.3 USA 1994 TRA
 
 
Summary
A witty and informative illustrated guide to over 1000 historic landmarks commemorating the words and deeds of American heroines from Anne Hutchinson to Christa McAuliffe.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "More than 2,000 sites in America where women made history are listed in this travel guide. The work is arranged by state and city; all 50 states are included. Originally published in 1976 as The American Woman's Gazetteer, this edition has an increased number of entries, reflecting new sites that have been established since then. For example, the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, home of Alice Paul, who wrote the original Equal Rights Amendment, is now preserved as an educational center. In Indianapolis, Indiana, the headquarters of Walker Manufacturing Company, started by Madame C. J. Walker, has been restored as a community center and now proudly displays her history. Also included are sites related to more contemporary women, such as Golda Meir, Elizabeth Peratrovich, and Mother Clara M. Hale. This is not simply a collection of feminist shrines. It reflects regional aspects in the development of American women's history. In the East, feminist history surfaces in the Revolutionary period, while in the South the Civil War figures most prominently. Entries are accurate as of January 1993. The phrase "site of," indicates that the landmark is no longer standing. "Private" denotes a landmark that is not accessible to the general public. Addresses are given for sites, but there are no telephone numbers or details on days and hours of opening or fees. Black-and-white illustrations appear on almost every page. An extensive bibliography and an index conclude the book. As a practical travel guide or for armchair touring, this resource carries the reader from Alabama to Wyoming with many stops in between. It will be welcome in all types of libraries. (Reviewed August 1994)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Historic sites -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Women -- United States -- History.
Women -- Monuments -- United States -- Guidebooks.
United States -- Guidebooks.
Publisher New York :Times Books,1994
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles American woman's gazetteer.
Contributors Kazickas, Jurate.
Sherr, Lynn. American woman's gazetteer.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in different form as The American woman's gazetteer by Bantam Books in 1976"--T.p. verso.
Description x, 579 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-553) and index.
ISBN 0812922239 :
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