A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists (A to Z of by Donna Langston

By Donna Langston

A to Z of yankee girls Leaders and Activists positive aspects U.S. executive officers, nation and native officeholders in addition to suffragist leaders, women's liberation leaders, and leaders in different sociopolitical activities. uncomplicated biographical details is incorporated in every one of just about a hundred and fifty entries, besides an in-depth research of every woman's achievements and contributions. This one-stop source contains feedback for additional studying and suitable websites.

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Largely as a result, troops were withdrawn in 1934. Balch, ever active in the WILPF, again served as its secretary-treasurer in 1934. S. internment of Japanese-American citizens and advocated monetary compensation for their losses. S. government to accept Jewish refugees. Balch was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 at age 79. Only two other women had previously received that prize: Jane Addams in 1931 for her work in the settlement housing movement, and Austrian writer Baroness Bertha von Suttner in 1901 for her poetry.

Boxer completed a bachelor’s degree in economics at Brooklyn College in 1962. After graduation, she attempted to work on Wall Street, but because no firm was willing to enroll a woman in its stockbroker training program, she took a job as a secretary. She studied and passed the exam to become a broker on her own. She worked briefly as a broker and became an activist in the Democratic Party. In 1965, the family moved to Marin County, California, north of San Francisco, after a vacation visit there.

Bari was the second of three daughters and grew up in a middle-class suburb in Maryland. She entered the University of Maryland in 1967 and protested against the Vietnam War while she was a student there. S. , where she organized a strike of postal workers and wrote a newsletter about the strike. She moved to Sonoma County, California, with her husband in 1979. While there, she was involved in protests for peace in Central America and remained active in labor issues, including the organization of sawmill workers into an International Workers of the World local.

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