Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972

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Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972 - Rossiter, Margaret W, Professor

Rossiter shows how women scientists made significant contributions to the war effort, ranging from engineering and nutrition (where both Margaret Mead and Rachel Carson worked well outside their areas of expertise) to metallurgy and the Manhattan Project. But she tells also of the postwar period, when women scientists were told to accept demotion ...

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