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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: whspress@wisconsinhistory.org, 608-264-6465

Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium

"Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium" (Paperback, $37.95; ISBN 0-87020-361-4) is an exceptional celebration of Wisconsin women, both native and newcomers, famous and anonymous. The book makes history as the first single-source history of women from the state ever published. "Women's Wisconsin" is a unique collection of dozens of excerpts of articles as well as primary sources, including women's letters, reminiscences, and oral histories, previously published over many decades in the Wisconsin Magazine of History and other Society Press publications. Editor and historian Genevieve G. McBride provides the contextual commentary and analysis necessary to make the history of Wisconsin women accessible to students and scholars, as well as lifelong learners.  

"Women's Wisconsin" introduces the reader to dozens of compelling Wisconsin women, including Lavinia Goodell, Nellie Sweet Wilson, and Ho-poe-kaw, reminding us all of the important roles women have played throughout Wisconsin's history. "Women's Wisconsin" is sure to be celebrated and cherished for years to come.

Genevieve G. McBride is Director of Women's Studies and an associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A Milwaukee native, she teaches women's history and is the author of "On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage."

Media: For review copies of the book, author or book photos, or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact Wisconsin Historical Society Press Phone: 608-264-6465/ Fax: 608-264-6486 / Email: whspress@wisconsinhistory.org

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