By Erika A. Kuhlman
With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding desire for a accomplished source that recognizes their impressive contributions. A to Z of girls in global historical past is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these impressive ladies from world wide who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 energetic, designated, and engrossing entries are grouped by means of every one woman's declare to status. every one in-depth essay comprises assets for additional studying. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically via topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info might be simply discovered. 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 artwork client; 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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Wilma Rudolph had never heard of the Olympics until 1956, the year that Rafer Johnson, an AfricanAmerican track star, won a silver medal in track and field. At the age of 16, she qualified for the Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. She came home with a bronze medal. In 1957, she began attending Tennessee State University with a major in elementary education. In 1959, she pulled a muscle during a crucial meet between the United States and the Soviet Union in Philadelphia. She recovered in time for the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where Rafer Johnson became the first black man to carry the American flag at opening ceremonies.
During her work as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova graduated from the Zhukovskii Military Aviation Academy in 1969. After she stopped working as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova became a politician. She joined the Communist Party in 1962, the year she began training as a cosmonaut. R. was slowly taking on more democratic freedoms. She became a nonvoting member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1971. Tereshkova became a member of the 250-strong Soviet delegation, called the Soviet Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations in Foreign Countries.
Adams, “No one fought longer or harder than the Mexicans to win independence. No nation sacrificed more of its leaders and more thousands of its people. ” One of those warriors—and one sacrificed—was Gertrudis Bocanegra. Mexico’s history as a colony began with the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés (1485–1547), who defeated the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II in 1519 in Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City). During the 1540s, the Spaniards discovered silver mines in northern Mexico and established estates called haciendas nearby.