WorldCat Identities

Rossiter, Margaret W.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 4,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q130, 331.48150973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret W Rossiter
Women scientists in America : struggles and strategies to 1940 by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume describes the activities and personalities of the numerous women scientists--astronomers, chemists, biologists, and psychologists--who overcame extraordinary obstacles to contribute to the growth of American science. This history recounts women's efforts to establish themselves as members of the scientific community and examines the forces that inhibited their active and visible participation in the sciences
Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972 by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossiter concludes that the period from 1940 to 1972 was a time when American women were encouraged to pursue an education in science in order to participate in the great professional opportunities that science promised. Yet the patriarchal structure and values of universities, government, and industry confronted women with obstacles that continued to frustrate and subordinate them. Nevertheless, women scientists made genuine contributions to their fields, grew in professional stature, and laid the foundation for the period after 1972, which saw real breakthroughs on the status of women scientists in America
The emergence of agricultural science : Justus Liebig and the Americans, 1840-1880 by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical writing on American science : perspectives and prospects by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science at Harvard University : historical perspectives( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original historical essays examines aspects of the relationship between science and the nation's oldest academic institution. This is history as viewed from the varying perspectives of a group of scholars for whom science at Harvard University is a significant component of their ongoing research. Thus, the essays are of specialist interest, while collectively the volume is a case study of science in an institutional setting. In conducting their research, the authors have used a wealth of primary sources from the Harvard Archives and other repositories. The volume opens with a thematic introduction by Margaret Rossiter reflecting the picture of Harvard science drawn in the several papers in the volume, while suggesting ways in which a study of Harvard relates to and illuminates the history of science in America. The subsequent papers follow a generally chronological sequence, beginning with Sara Schechner Genuth's study of attitudes toward comets in relation to early Harvard University programs and functions. Mary Ann James examines the beginnings of applied science at Harvard, and Bruce Sinclair continues that theme with a comparative study of MIT and Harvard. Toby Appel's paper on zoologist Jeffries Wyman identifies the special part that personal character plays in institutional history. Curtis Hinsley concentrates on facilities and shows how the Peabody Museum gave rise to teaching in anthropology. David Livingstone's biographical treatment of Nathaniel S. Shaler reveals a number of intellectual strands running through the University in the late nineteenth century, and John Parascandola's paper on L.J. Henderson likewise deals with a figure of wide influence and many interests, ranging from biochemistry to sociology. The latter topic leads to Lawrence Nichols's account of the rise of sociology at Harvard. A view of the internal tensions within psychology are seen in Rodney Triplet's study of Henry A. Murray. I. Bernard Cohen examines the relations among Howard Aiken, IBM, and Harvard in the development of the Mark I computer, while Peggy Kidwell studies the Observatory community during World War II and its response to national defense and a developing federal support system. Finally, Clark Elliott considers the history of Harvard science as a field for study through a review of published literature and archival sources and makes suggestions for further investigation
Women scientists in America : forging a new world since 1972 by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "sisterhood" to interest group: learning to lobby -- Taking on academia: tokenism, "revolving doors," and lawsuits to 1985 -- Taking advantage of undergraduate openings: impetus to ever-broadening reforms -- Innovative outreach: expanding girls' options and opportunities -- Using science to fight back: equal opportunity at the women's colleges -- Surviving the "minefields" in graduate school -- Postdoctoral pathways: preparation, holding pattern, or jumping-off point? -- Industrial and self-employment: entering wedges and entrepreneurs -- Federal employment: lawsuits and presidential appointees -- Nonprofit alternatives: speeding up, moving in, on, and even up -- Academia after Rajender: programs, publicity, and pressures -- Taking the scientific societies beyond recognition
Catching up with the vision : essays on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the History of Science Society( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women scientists in America by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of references for the history of agricultural science in America by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus Liebig and the Americans: a study in the transit of science, 1840-1880 by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uneasy careers and intimate lives : women in science, 1789-1979( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before affirmative action, 1940-1972. by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"But she's an avowed communist!" : l'Affaire Curie at the American Chemical Society, 1953-1955 by Margaret W Rossiter( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus Liebig and the Americans; a study in the transit of science, 1840-1880. [New Haven] 1971 by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical librarianship : a kind of `women's work' in America by Margaret W Rossiter( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women scientists in America by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's happened to women scientists since 1940? by Margaret W Rossiter( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rossiter separates the last 40 years into 4 time periods and describes the advancement of women (or lack thereof) in society during each period
ERA the road to equality?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes overview of the Equal Rights Amendment and organizations for and against it, and a summary of the International Women's Year Conference, Houston, 1977, featuring interviews of Donna Augusto, Pat Raber, Elaine Donnelly, Jean King, Mary Pence, Helga Pochecki, and Margaret Rossiter
Women scientists in America by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'activité scientifique des femmes by Margaret W Rossiter( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Margaret W. Rossiter American historian

Rossiter, Margaret

Languages
English (93)

French (1)

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Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972Women scientists in AmericaUneasy careers and intimate lives : women in science, 1789-1979Before affirmative action, 1940-1972.Women scientists in America