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Maria Mitchell

Astronomer, Activist (1-Aug-1818 — 28-Jun-1889)


Henry Albers. Maria Mitchell: A Life in Journals and Letters. Clinton Corners, NY: College Avenue Press. 2001. 370pp.

Erick Berry. Stars in My Pocket: A Novel Based on Events in the Life of Maria Mitchell, America's First Woman Astronomer. New York City: John Day Co.. 1960. 190pp.

Margaret Moore Booker. Among the Stars: The Life of Maria Mitchell, Astronomer, Educator, Women's Rights Activist. Nantucket, MA: Mill Hill Press. 2007. 621pp.

Helen Wright. Sweeper in the Sky: The Life of Maria Mitchell, First Woman Astronomer in America. New York: Macmillan. 1949. 253pp.


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