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A History of Women's Achievement in America

The unique and independent American woman: adventurer... pioneer... poet... mother... educator... artist... freedom fighter. A History of Women's Achievement in America examines the 400-year history of American women's inspiring accomplishments and victories.
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The Making of a New World
  • 1621 - Women Help Found the English Colonies
  • 1650 - Anne Hutchinson and Anne Bradstreet Use New Found American Independence to Express Themselves
  • 1773 - Phillis Wheatley Becomes America's First Black Woman Poet
  • 1776 - Abigail Adams and the Female Patriots
  • 1805 - Sacagawea, Interpreter and Guide, Aids Lewis and Clark
WA-001 $25.00/yr
The Era of Women's Firsts
  • 1836 - Hispanic - American Juana Briones Establishes San Francisco
  • 1837 - Mary Lyon Founds Mount Holyoke, the First Women's College
  • 1846 - Susan Magoffin Travels the Santa Fe Trail
  • 1847 - Maria Mitchell is the First Scientist to Discover a Comet Using a Telescope
  • 1849 - Amelia Bloomer Publishes The Lily, the First National Magazine for Women
  • 1851 - Sojourner Truth Addresses a Women's Rights Convention in Ohio
WA-002 $25.00/yr
Women Speak Out
  • 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe Writes Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • 1852 - Emily Dickinson Publishes First Poem
  • 1856 - Harriet Tubman Becomes the Most Notorious Underground Railroad Conductor
  • 1868 - Louisa May Alcott Writes Little Women
  • 1872 - Susan B. Anthony is Arrested for Voting
  • 1881 - Clara Barton Founds the American Red Cross
  • 1885 - Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr and the Women of the Wild, Wild West
WA-003 $25.00/yr
America Enters the World of Nations
  • 1889 - Jane Addams Founds Hull House in Chicago
  • 1889 - Nellie Bly Goes Around the World in 72 Days
  • 1891 - Mary Cassatt's First Solo Art Show in Paris
  • 1893 - Ida B. Wells - Barnett Crusades Against Black Lynching in America
  • 1904 - Gertrude Pridgett (Ma Rainey) introduces the Blues
  • 1905 - Isadora Duncan Opens First School of Modern Dance
  • 1912 - Juliette Gordon Low Founds the Girl Scouts of America
WA-004 $25.00/yr
Women Begin to Transform Themselves
  • 1916 - Jeannette Rankin Becomes the First Woman Elected to the U.S. Congress
  • 1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote
  • 1920 - Edith Wharton Wins a Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence
  • 1928 - Margaret Mead Publishes Coming of Age in Samoa
  • 1929 - Georgia O'Keeffe Visits New Mexico for the First Time
  • 1932 - Amelia Earhart Flies the Atlantic Ocean Solo
  • 1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune Founds the National Council of Negro Women
WA-005 $25.00/yr
America Becomes a Super Power
  • 1936 - Eleanor Roosevelt Transforms the Role of First Lady
  • 1942 - "Rosie the Riveter" joins the War Effort
  • 1950 - Babe Didrikson named Woman Athlete of the Half Century
  • 1950 - Margaret Chase Smith Stands Up to Joseph McCarthy with Declaration of Conscience Speech
  • 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Wins the Pulitzer Prize
  • 1955 - Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Montgomery Bus to a White Passenger
  • 1956 - Tennis - Pro Althea Gibson Becomes the First African American Woman to Win Grand Slam Tourney
WA-006 $25.00/yr
American Women Find their Voice
  • 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced
  • 1963 - Betty Friedan Launches the New Women's Movement
  • 1967 - Lynn Margulis Explains the Origin of Complex Biological Live
  • 1969 - Joan Ganz Cooney Launches Sesame Street
  • 1973 - Roe v. Wade Strikes Down Anti - Abortion Laws
  • 1978 - Hispanic Golfer Nancy Lopez Wins Her First LPGA Championship
  • 1981 - Women in the Legal System and Sandra Day O'Connor
WA-007 $25.00/yr
A New Age of Equality
  • 1985 - Wilma Mankiller Becomes Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
  • 1986 - Oprah Winfrey Initiates a New Era for Women in Television
  • 1989 - Asian American Amy Tan Publishes The Joy Luck Club
  • 1997 - Madeleine Albright Begins a New Era for Women in American Leadership
  • 1998 - Pleasant Rowland Sells the American Girl Company
  • 2001 - Linda Alvarado Wins the Horatio Alger Award
WA-008 $25.00/yr