American National Biography consists of brief biographies of Americans with significant achievements, fame, or influence. "American" is defined as a person whose significant actions occurred during his or her residence within what is now the United States or whose life or career directly influenced the course of American history. Only deceased persons are included.
Includes primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life. Also includes a searchable online edition of the highly respected research tool “Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary” (5 volumes, 1971–2004), fully integrated into the broader Women & Social Movements database.