Description 
ix, 212 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references. 
Contents 
With the help of good white men  Women and mathematics in the nineteenth century  The twentieth century : mathematics and marriage  African American mathematicians from the eighteenth through the twentieth century  Latino mathematicians  Reawakening : The Association for Women in Mathematics  Skits tell what's happening around 1990  Women in mathematics now (2004)  Minorities in mathematics now (2004)  Appendix to chapter 5 the careers of 75 African American mathematicians of New Jersey in mid1985. 
Summary 
"Based on dozens of interviews and extensive historical research, this book relates stories about mathematicians who have defied stereotypes. It is spiced with interesting photographs. The five chapters about women provide insight into the nineteenth century, the midtwentieth century, the early 1970s, the early 1990s, and 2004. Activists in many fields can take heart at the changes. The author documents trends from the rudimentary struggles simply to become professionals, to the freedom to be married without giving up a career entirely, to organizing to eliminate the most flagrant discrimination, to efforts to improve the daily treatment of women in the professional community, to widespread efforts toward true equity."Jacket. 
Local Note 
Bonita J. Campbell; Endowment; 2012. 
Subject 
Mathematics  Vocational guidance  United States  History  20th century.


Women in mathematics  United States  History  20th century.


Minorities in mathematics  United States  History  20th century.


Mathematicians  United States  History  20th century.


Mathematicians  United States  Biography.


Kenschaft, Patricia C.

Collection Title 
Bonita J. Campbell Endowment For Women In Science and Engineering.

ISBN 
9780821837481 (acidfree paper) 

0821837486 (acidfree paper) 
OCLC number 
60373345 
