Inventive Women

American Women in Innovation and Invention
Elizabeth L. Maurer

Further Reading

Chused, Richard. “Married Women's Property Law, 1800-1850.” Georgetown Law Journal 71 (1983): 1359. A law journal article that gives a good overview of this group of laws; it suggests locations of relevant collections and provides passage dates and statistics on the impact of legislation.

Marden, Orison Swett, and George Raywood Devitt. 1907. The consolidated library. New York: Bureau of National Literature and Art.

Merritt, Deborah J. “Hypatia in the Patent Office: Women Inventors and the Law, 1865-1900,” The American Journal of Legal History, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), pp. 235-306. Oxford University Press

Samuel H. Needles and Sibilla Masters, "The Governor's Mill, and the Globe Mills, Philadelphia" The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Oct., 1884), pp. 279-299.

Oldenziel, Ruth. 1999. Making technology masculine: men, women, and modern machines in America, 1870-1945. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univ. Press.

Carroll Pursell, "Women Inventors in America," Technology and Culture, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Jul., 1981), pp. 545-549. Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Society for the History of Technology

Stanley, Autumn. 2009. Raising more hell and fewer dahlias: the public life of Charlotte Smith, 1840-1917. Bethlehem [Pa.]: Lehigh University Press.

Stanley, Autumn. 1993. Mothers and daughters of invention: notes for a revised history of technology. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Autumn Stanley, "Invention Begins at Forty: Older Women of the 19th Century as Inventors," in Rosenthal, Evelyn R. 2009. Women, aging, and ageism. New York: Routledge.