Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women by Elizabeth L. Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds, Rose Pipes

By Elizabeth L. Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds, Rose Pipes

This single-volume dictionary will current the lives of person Scottish girls from earliest instances to the current. Drawing on new scholarship and a large community and beginner historians, it is going to throw mild at the adventure of girls from each type and type in Scotland and one of the around the world Scottish diaspora. The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish girls is being written for the overall interpreting public and for college kids of Scottish heritage and society. will probably be scholarly in its method of proof and interesting within the demeanour of its presentation. each one access will search to make feel of its topic in narrative phrases, telling a narrative instead of easily providing details. The editors objective to make the e-book as relaxing to learn because it can be effortless and priceless to refer to. will probably be a special and demanding contribution to the historical past of ladies and Scotland. (8/25/2006)

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Worlds of Women. ADAM, Helen Douglas, born Glasgow  Dec. , died Brooklyn, New York City, USA,  Sept. . Poet, short story writer and dramatist. Daughter of Isabella Douglas Dunn, and William Adam, United Free Church minister. After attending the University of Edinburgh for two years, Helen Adam worked as a journalist in London. She wrote ballads and participated in the Beat Poetry movement, moving in  to New York and San Francisco where she encountered poets Allen Ginsberg and Robert Duncan.

An alternative is to select figures across historical periods, as W. W. J. Knox does in his book on  Scottish women, The Lives of Scottish Women: women and Scottish society – (EUP, ). . Quoted in C. MacDougall, Writing Scotland: how Scotland’s writers shaped the nation (Polygon, ), p.  (and many other places). . C. Anderson and G. Norquay, ‘Superiorism’, Cencrastus,  (), pp. –. . Hugh MacDiarmid wrote this originally in ‘Elspeth Buchan’, Scottish Eccentrics (Routledge, ) and it is often quoted, cf.

This trajectory is often even more true of women. But in case the term achievement should suggest that only ‘good achievers’ are included in the dictionary, it is worth pointing out that a nation’s history is made up of all kinds of people, and that no purpose is served by hagiography. While there are several saints in these pages, there are not a few sinners, and in general, contributors have included references to criticisms, justified or otherwise, that could be made of individuals, both in their time and later.

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