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Smithsonian American women : remarkable objects and stories of strength, ingenuity, and vision from the National Collection / foreword by Jill Lepore ; introduction by Michelle Delaney ; edited by Victoria Pope and Christine Schrum ; Smithsonian Editorial Committe: Nancy Bercaw, Michelle Delaney, Lisa Kathleen Graddy, Matthew Shindell, and Margaret Weitekamp.

Lepore, Jill, 1966- (writer of foreword.). Delaney, Michelle Anne, (writer of introduction.). Pope, Victoria, (editor.). Schrum, Christine, (editor.). Smithsonian Institution, (issuing body.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 305.4097 SMI (Text) 33500013151956 New Checked out 03/05/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588346650
  • ISBN: 158834665X
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019]

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General Note:
Includes index.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    Smithsonian American Women is the rare reference book that is also unputdownable. Stemming from the American Women's History Initiative and tied to the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, the volume is a demonstration of what there is to mine from the Smithsonian's collections that reflects the lives of women. It covers women famous and obscure, historical and modern. Two-hundred-eighty artifacts, from Seneca women's clothing to the pussy hat, are presented chronologically, most with explanatory essays by museum staffers or researchers. This is a well-put together, well-designed book, so stuffed with information that readers will be tempted to consume it, all at once or in chunks, rather than in the usual, hunt-and-peck way most reference books are read. Introductory essays, color photos and pictures, and some data were not available for review. Nonetheless, the book's widespread and timely appeal encourages any public, school, or academic library to add it to an American history collections. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the largest museum complex in the world. Smithsonian American Women is part of the The Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative which illuminates women's pivotal roles in building and sustaining our country. The book features objects from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives and text by 95 curators with expertise in a variety of fields.

Subject: Smithsonian Institution > Exhibitions.
Smithsonian Institution.
Women > United States > History > Exhibitions.
Women > United States > History > Sources.
United States.
Genre: Exhibition catalogs.

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