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Women scientists in America : struggles and strategies to 1940 / Margaret W. Rossiter.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0801824435

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Subjects Femmes en science -- États-Unis.
Femmes scientifiques -- États-Unis -- 1900-1945.
Femmes scientifiques -- États-Unis.
Science -- United States -- History -- Biography.
United States.
Women -- United States -- History -- Biography.
Women in science -- United States.
Women in science.
Women scientists -- Biography.
Women scientists -- United States.
Women scientists.
Description xviii, 439 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
©1982
Notes First paperback edition: 1984.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-416) and index.
Summary This volume describes the activities and personalities of the numerous women scientists--astronomers, chemists, biologists, and psychologists--who overcame extraordinary obstacles to contribute to the growth of American science. This history recounts women's efforts to establish themselves as members of the scientific community and examines the forces that inhibited their active and visible participation in the sciences.
Contents Women's colleges : the entering wedge -- Doctorates : infiltration and creative philanthropy -- "Women's work" in science -- A manly profession -- The women's movement, the war, and Madame Curie -- Growth, containment, and overqualification -- Academic employment : protest and prestige -- Government employment : paper reforms but expanded segregation -- Industrial and other employment : stoicism, versatility, and vocational guidance -- Double standards and underrecognition : territorial and hierarchical discrimination -- Women's clubs and prizes : compensatory recognition.
Genre Biography
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8052928
(OCoLC)ocm08052928
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WorldCat Identities Rossiter, Margaret W.,
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