Women's Biography Series

Kristie Miller, Melanie S. Gustafson, and Pamela Reeves, Series Editors

This series features brief biographies of American women who were prominent in the twentieth century, with special emphasis given to women in the American West.

Mother Jones

Raising Cain and Consciousness
By Simon Cordery

The details of the life and work of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones are skillfully told here for those who have not heard her story and those who know it well.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice in the Balance
By Ann McFeatters

Learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped a generation of Americans.