New PDF release: A to Z of Women in World History

By Erika A. Kuhlman

ISBN-10: 0816043345

ISBN-13: 9780816043347

With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a complete source that recognizes their impressive contributions. A to Z of ladies in global background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these amazing girls from world wide who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 vigorous, unique, and engrossing entries are grouped by way of each one woman's declare to popularity. every one in-depth essay contains assets for extra analyzing. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically by means of topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that details will be simply chanced on. Profiles contain: 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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His strategy was to march into Greece, destroy Athens, defeat the Greek army, and subject the Greek citizens to his rule. But the very vastness of his army proved to be a handicap; it was difficult to supply and control. The Greek army, though outnumbered, was better trained and equipped. The Persian invasion of Thermopylae succeeded, as the Greek army there could not resist. The Persians went on to occupy Athens, although its population had been evacuated to Salamis. The narrow strait between the Greek mainland and the island of Salamis provided the backdrop to the most decisive battle in the war between Greece and Persia.

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Several children were captured and taken back to the Hidatsa village. ” French Canadian fur trapper Toussaint Charbonneau, who lived among the Hidatsas, won a gambling game and acquired Sacagawea and another girl as a prize. He eventually married both women. Meanwhile, Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) in 1803. The United States suddenly included 827,987 square miles of land acquired from France for about $15 million. The Louisiana Purchase stretched west from the Mississippi River (the westernmost border of the United States at the time) to the Rocky Mountains, and north from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border.

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