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Susan Ware

A pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, Susan Ware is the author and editor of numerous books on twentieth-century U.S. history. Educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University, she has taught at New York University and Harvard, where she served as editor of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century (2004).

She is the author of Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote and American Women's Suffrage: Voices from the Long Struggle for the Vote 1776-1965 (Library of America), 

Since 2012, Ware has served as the general editor of the American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies

Ware has also long been associated with the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study where she serves as the Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian.

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The ex-slave and investigative journalist spent a lifetime fighting against lynching and segregation — but also for voting rights for African-American women.  Read >>

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