Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life-artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans, even those famous for just being famous. Individual, collective, and joint entries (i.e. Astronauts: Women in Space, Egyptian Feminism, Siege Warfare and Women, etc.) are included.
The president of the National Association of Colored Women wrote this book as a tribute to black women. She presents short biographies of such important black women as Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and many other women whose names have been lost to history.