Birch, Alison Wyrley. "The Lady Was a General." Maryland 12 (Autumn 1979): 7-11.
Annotation / Notes: Anna Ella Carroll (1815-1893) was the daughter of a governor of Maryland whose own political career was an exception to the secondary role of most 19th century women in national affairs. In the 1850s and 1860s, Carroll wrote political tracts and advised political leaders in the Know Nothing and Republican parties. She also contributed to Union military strategy during the Civil War, corresponding with Abraham Lincoln and others in Washington.
Dash, Joan.Summoned to Jerusalem: The Life of Henrietta Szold. New York: Harper and Row, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: Henrietta Szold (1860-1945) was a social activist whose career began in Baltimore with the founding of a center and night school for recent immigrants from Russia similar to the settlement houses pioneered by Jane Addams. She later founded Hadassah, the Jewish women's organization, and became a leader in the Zionist movement.
Annotation / Notes: Short profiles of 100 Maryland women who achieved prominence in various fields. Although the focus is on 20th century figures, Maryland women from earlier eras are also featured. A good source for information on many lesser-known Maryland women whose stories have not yet been told. Readers interested in notable women from the early decades of the 20th century may wish to consult Margie H. Luckett's Maryland Women published in three volumes between 1931 and 1942.
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