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Jill Ker Conway earns PH.D from Harvard in History in the '50's and is unable to get a job because of her sex, She marries a Professor 18 years older and they move to the University of Toronto where he heads a new college. Jill is offered a position as Vice Chancellor of the University; she stays there long enough to institute changes for women there. Then she accepts a position as president of Smith College to implement changes in women's education.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights job/profession:    -   teacher/professor Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Australian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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