Feminine Ingenuity

Feminine Ingenuity

How Women Inventors Changed America

By Anne Macdonald

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345383143, 540pp.

Publication Date: February 1994


"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States."
In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America.