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Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
Catherine Adams
Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions.
Call Number: E443 .A33 2010
 
Paradise Beneath Her Feet: how Islamic Women are Transforming the Middle East
Paradise Beneath Her Feet: how Islamic Women are Transforming the Middle East (2010)
Isobel Coleman
Through the remarkable stories of women from five countries, Coleman reveals how women, working within Islam, are transforming the Middle East.
Call Number: HQ1236.5 .M65 C65 2010
 
When Everything Changed: the Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
When Everything Changed: the Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Gail Collins
Punctuated by stories of real, everyday women, this book is a readable and concise account of how much and, in many ways, how little has changed for American women since the dawn of the civil rights era.
Call Number: HQ1421 .C64 2009
 
The Madame Curie Complex: the Hidden History of Women in Science
The Madame Curie Complex: the Hidden History of Women in Science  (2010)
Julie Des Jardins
Julie Des Jardins uncovers the stories of prominent women scientists-from Rachel Carson to Jane Goodall to the women of the Manhattan Project-to explore how women have employed different scientific methods, asked new questions, come up with original explanations, and forever transformed scientific inquiry.
Call Number: Q141 .D45 2010
 
The Eleanor Roosevelt Story [videorecording]
The Eleanor Roosevelt Story [videorecording] (2004)
Sidney Glazier

Hillary Rodham Clinton hosts this account of the former First Lady, a great American citizen who overcame personal obstacles and became a beacon of human kindness.

Call Number: DVD E807.1 .E44 2004
 
American Masters. Louisa May Alcott [videorecording]: the Woman Behind Little Women
American Masters. Louisa May Alcott [videorecording]: the Woman Behind Little Women  (2010)
Nancy Porter
Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself.
Call Number: DVD PS1018 .L6895 2010
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010)
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Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Call Number: RC265.6 .L24 S55 2010
 
Mrs. Dred Scott: a Life on Slavery's Frontier
Mrs. Dred Scott: a Life on Slavery's Frontier  (2009)
Lea VanderVelde
A remarkable piece of historical detective work, Mrs. Dred Scott chronicles Harriet's life from her adolescence on the 1830s Minnesota-Wisconsin frontier, to slavery-era St. Louis, through the eleven years of legal wrangling that ended with the high court's notorious decision. The book not only recovers her story, but also reveals that Harriet may well have been the lynchpin in this pivotal episode in American legal history.
Call Number: E444 .S38 V36 2009
 
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: how the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: how the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire (2010)
J. McIver Weatherford
The deeds of these Mongol queens inspired great artists from Chaucer and Milton to Goethe and Puccini, and so their stories live on today. With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history.
Call Number: DS22 .W39 2010
 
Joan of Arc: Heavenly Warrior
Joan of Arc: Heavenly Warrior (2009)
Tabatha Yeatts
A biography of Joan of Arc, a woman born a French peasant who achieved grat military success as a leader and a warrior.
Call Number: DC103.5 .Y43 2009
 
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