A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman

By Erika A. Kuhlman

With the explosion of women's reviews at each point of schooling, there's an expanding desire for a complete source that recognizes their awesome contributions. A to Z of girls in global historical past is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these striking girls from all over the world who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 vigorous, distinctive, and engrossing entries are grouped by means of every one woman's declare to repute. every one in-depth essay comprises assets for additional analyzing. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info will be simply stumbled on. Profiles comprise: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and paintings consumer; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.

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In 1944, her amateur status was reinstated. In 1947, she became the first American woman to win the prestigious British Women’s Amateur Championship. The following year, she and Patty Berg formed the Ladies Pro Golf Association. Babe won the Women’s Open Golf Championship in 1948 and 1950. Babe Didrikson had married pro wrestler George Zaharias in 1938. Zaharias became her business 27 ADVENTURERS AND ATHLETES manager and one of Babe’s biggest supporters. Babe had surgery for colon cancer in 1953, but she recovered quickly and returned to golf, winning another tournament in 1954.

A crater on the reverse side of the moon is named for her, in honor of her accomplishments. Further Reading Ashby, Ruth, and Deborah Gore Ohrn, eds. Herstory: Women Who Changed the World. New York: Viking Press, 1995. ADVENTURERS AND ATHLETES Lothian, A. Valentina: First Woman in Space. Edinburgh, Scotland: Pentland, 1993. Sharpe, Mitchell. “It Is I, Sea Gull”: Valentine Tereshkova, First Woman in Space. New York: Crowell, 1975. Young Adult. R ZAHARIAS, BABE DIDRIKSON (Mildred Didrikson) (1913–1956) American athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias has been called the best allaround athlete of the 20th century, and with good reason.

Artemisia found herself trapped between the Greek triremes (ancient Greek warships with three banks of oars on each side). She calmly and expertly rammed one of her own disarmed ships blocking her exit and escaped (but not before she rescued Xerxes’ admiral brother). Believing her to be an ally, the trireme dropped its pursuit. ” Since it had become clear that Greece could not now be conquered in a single campaign, Xerxes returned to Asia with half of his army; the remaining troops wintered in Greece only to be defeated decisively by a Greek army the following year.

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