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Notable American women

Barbara Sicherman

Notable American women

the modern period, a biographical dictionary

by Barbara Sicherman

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Published by Belknap Press .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green with Ilene Kantrov, Harriette Walker.
ContributionsGreen, Carol Hurd.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21602818M
ISBN 100674627334

Historical biographies written for kids. Learn the life story and biography of influencial people: US Presidents, World Leaders, Inventors, Women, Artists, Civil Rights heroes.   Brian Kersey/AP. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, is widely regarded as one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. Prompted by her Author: Derrick Clifton.


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