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Author Kenschaft, Patricia C.
Title Change is possible : stories of women and minorities in mathematics / Patricia Clark Kenschaft.
Published Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, c2005.
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 Floor4  QA10.5 .K46 2005    IN LIBRARY
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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 mid-1985.
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 mid-twentieth 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 (acid-free paper)
0821837486 (acid-free paper)
OCLC number 60373345