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Feminine Ingenuity : Women and Invention in America - Anne Macdonald

Feminine Ingenuity

Women and Invention in America

Paperback Published: 8th February 1994
ISBN: 9780345383143
Number Of Pages: 540

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"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States."
In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America.

Introductionp. xvii
Foremothers of American Inventionp. 3
After the War: Inventing Within Woman's Spherep. 24
New Fields of Inventionp. 48
Centennial Sisterhoodp. 71
Patenting Dress Reformp. 103
Publicizing, Proselytizing, and Educating: Uplifting the Position of Women Beginsp. 117
Inventing Outside and Beyond Woman's Spherep. 146
Celebrating Women's Ingenuity: Expositions, Fairs, and Patent Office Listsp. 167
Still a Long Way to Gop. 191
Patenting Know-howp. 215
"New Women" in a New Centuryp. 240
Hope Springs Eternalp. 269
Same Song, Second Versep. 287
Depression, War, and Peacep. 307
The Modern Woman Inventorp. 333
Patents Pending?p. 367
Patents of Women Inventors Cited in Textp. 383
Notesp. 395
Bibliographyp. 445
Indexp. 493
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ISBN: 9780345383143
ISBN-10: 0345383141
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 8th February 1994
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1