By the time she was fourteen, she was writing directions for sailors’ whaling trips. She opened a school of her own when she was seventeen, but closed in 1834 when the Nantucket Atheneum library was founded, with eighteen-year-old Maria Mitchell as its first librarian. She and her father continued to conduct observations of the night sky. When her father was hired for a job as the cashier for the
She received her Ph.D. from Yale and is a current Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder according to their website. Fenn is the author of three books relating to early America but Pox Americana was her first solo authored book. In the forward of the book, Fenn relates that her interest in the topic sparked from an undergraduate essay on the Native Americans of the Hudson Bay fur trade. The resulting book Pox Americana not only covers the changes to the Indian culture across the country but the small pox effect on the American
‘Rosie the Riveter’ was mainly an iconic in the United States but was still a common icon for women in Canada. She was first featured in Westinghouse Power Company in 1942. Interpretations came out and a song as well named ‘Rosie the Riveter’ by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb . Rosie was originally portrayed by a young woman at the age of seventeen named Geraldine Hoff Doyle (1924 – 2010) . Geraldine worked at Ann Arbor producing metal.
Ruth married Charles in 1932 caring for his three children(including pete) and then they had some of their own children (including mike and peggy). she soon started to arrange and transcribe folk song Ruth was able to work with her husband and Alan Lomax on several books and soon published on of her own book of songs for children the influential "American Folksongs For Children" in 1948. two years later she was diagnosed with cancer and she died in
Flannery O 'Connor was born in Savannah Georgia on March 25, 1925, as an only child. Her mother had to assume most of the responsibility of raising Flannery because her father died of lupus when she was fifteen. Flannery attended the Georgia State College for Women, and then went to the State University in Iowa where she received her master in Fine Arts (Gooch). Flannery’s life was very short, died at the age of 39, as she struggled with lupus, the same incurable disease that claimed the life of her father. O’Conner family was devoutly Catholic, which would influence her work and her outlook in life a great deal.
Books were read and sympathy was felt for the victim Polly. The biography was acclaimed and Simmie’s master piece became a recommended resource in the Saskatchewan high school English Language Arts curriculum in 1999. This was the pinnacle of the author 's career. Simmie now had a sustainable income as a result of being able to share the tragedy experienced by Polly Wilson by giving her, the victim, a voice. Simmie’s goal had been fulfilled beyond expectations.
She has received here undergraduate degree from Victoria college and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College. She is a daughter of forest entomolist. As a child, Atwood has spent most of her early childhood days in Canadian wilderness. At the age of sixteen, she finds that writing is “suddenly the only thing I want to do”. In the literary career, Margaret Atwood has received many honorary degrees and numerous awards including Governor General’s Award, Le Chevalier dans I’Orde des Arts et des Letters in France, the National Club Medal of Honour for Literature in United States, the Giller Prize and International Man Booker Prize.
To write about the own life, is a popular topic in a wide range of media in Germany as well in Canada. For instance, the scholar Julia Rank uses the term “life-writing” to describe a broad genre in a Canadian context, including all types of factual literature which record life-stories as memoirs, diaries, letters. According to her, memoir becomes popular in Canadian literature in the late 1970s. She is even speaking of a “boom” in the context of biography. It is obvious that the increasing interest in “life writing” is related to an uncertainty about the own identity in the modern and post-modern age.
Margaret Atwood has carved a niche in the minds of the literary readers as a leading literary artist. Her success is multidimensional as a poet, novelist, critic, short story writer, and the winner of great many literary awards. Atwood’s commitment towards improving the lot of women finds its expression in her works for she delves deeply into the theme of survival . Women vulnerable to the physical atrocities go through agonies and their intense pain initiates them to fight against their subjugation and emerge as individuals. Atwood not only aims at the
Karen Louise Erdrich is a renowned Native American writer; has produced fifteen novels, volumes of poetry, children books, short stories and a memoir. She is one of the notable tribal members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians. Her novel Love Medicine has won her the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984 and would set the stage for her later works The Beet Queen, Tracks and The Bingo Palace often noted as tetralogy. Erdrich owns Birchbark Books, a small ¬¬independent bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The works of Erdrich often articulate the indigenous issues and subjects connected to Native Americans.
In 1988 Kingsolver wrote and published her first book, The Bean Trees, while pregnant with her first daughter, Camille Hoffman. Due to Kingsolver’s building frustrations with the United States’ involvement in the first Gulf War, she moved with her daughter to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a year. Soon after she and her daughter returned to the United States, Kingsolver and Hoffman divorced. In 2004 Kingsolver moved to a farm in Washington County, Virginia with her second husband, Steven Hopp, and their teenage daughter, Lily Hopp, where they currently live to this day. In 1998, Kingsolver published The Poisonwood Bible.
Throughout my life time I have been inspired by many great people but the one who stands out the most is Marian Wright Edelman. Marian, born June 6,1939, has been an advocate for disadvantaged American for her entire professional life. She is the president and founder of Children 's Defense Funds, and an activist for the rights of children. I first read about Mrs. Edelman when I came across an inspirational quote from her, "You really can change the world, if you really care enough" This quote spoke to me in many ways. Out of curiosity, I continued to do more research on her and what I learned were things that changed my life for the better.
The life of the woman who accomplished what seemed to be impossible back during her lifetime, Winifred Merrill, begins in the year of 1862 on September 24 in the lovely city of Ripon, Wisconsin. Who her parents were and if she had any other family members or siblings is unknown. Throughout her youth, Merrill had the utmost pleasure of being educated privately which took her into her first years of college, the first college she attended was all the way in Massachusetts which was Wellesley College. After a couple years until 1883, she received her bachelor 's degree and bounced from Wellesley to Harvard University for about a year then bounced again to Columbia University where she remained and worked to get her PHD. Although Merrill was also
I’m Helen Hunt Jackson, but I was born Helen Maria Fiske. I was a well known author, novelist, and journalist in the late 1800s. I was a prolific writer and I am remembered primarily for my efforts on behalf of the American Indians. I devoted my life to remedying the injustices suffered by Native Americans. I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry.
Her mother moved from a part of Russia which we now know as Poland when she was 14 years old. Bertha was known by her maiden name Cohen until she married Robert Elion at 19. Gertrude was an extraordinary woman born to ordinary parents. On January 23, 1918 in New York City just 4 years after her father earned his dentistry degree Gertrude Belle Elion came into the world. She lived with her loving parents in a large manhattan apartment attached to her father’s dental office for almost 7 years.