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Modern Women

Modern Women

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Publisher Aurum Press
Year 02/02/2021
Pages 304
Version paperback
Readership level General/trade
ISBN 9780711255159
Categories Biography: historical, political & military, Feminism & feminist theory, Gender studies: women
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Modern Women is a celebration of influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From suffragettes to scientists, activists to artists, politicians to pilots and writers to riot grrrls, the women included have all paved the way for gender equality in their own indomitable way. Find out about extraordinary women including writer and teacher Maya Angelou, computer scientist Ada Lovelace, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, film star Katharine Hepburn and pioneering musician Bjoerk. Their lives also enable bigger stories to be told: the suffrage movement with Sophia Duleep Singh; the civil rights struggle and Audre Lorde; advances in science made by Rosalind Franklin; the push for artistic freedom in the work of Frida Kahlo and Louise Bourgeois; and the importance of equality in all sections of society advocated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Modern Women

Table of contents

Alice Guy-Blache
Tegla Loroupe
Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon
Mary Anning
Katie Sandwina
Billie Jean King
Kathleen Hanna
Harriet Tubman
Vesta Tilley
Leymah Gbowee
Valentina Tereshkova
Miriam Makeba
Sophia Duleep Singh
Sophie Scholl
Jan Morris
Junko Tabei
Nora Ephron
Audre Lorde
Lucille Ball
Jayaben Desai
Oprah Winfrey
Amelia Earhart
Artemisia Gentileschi
Dorothy Pitman Hughes & Gloria Steinem
Dorothea Lange
Ada Lovelace
Maya Angelou
Bjoerk
Katharine Hepburn
Diana Nyad
Francoise Barre-Sinoussi
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Gurinder Chadha
Ida B. Wells
Shirin Ebadi
Mary Wollstonecraft
Frida Kahlo
Rosalind Franklin
Wangari Maathai
Louise Bourgeois
Wilma Rudolph
Virginia Woolf
Martha Graham
Zaha Hadid
Lee Miller
Nina Simone
Helen Keller
Claudia Jones
Ana Mendieta
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Acknowledgements
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