List of famous American women with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
American women are considered to be among the most modern women in the world, and why would not they be? After all America is one of the world’s super powers and it would not have been possible had it not been for the country’s women who have since ages contributed immensely towards the country’s development. Up until a few centuries ago American women were accorded a status much lower than their male counterparts. But for how long could one throttle the independent spirit of the American women?
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Pocahontas, an assertive American Indian woman who lived during the early 17th century was the first woman to have an interracial marriage with documented proof. Slavery was a rampant evil widely prevalent during the 18th and even 19th centuries, and it was women like Elizabeth Key Grinstead, Lucy Stone and Harriet Tubman who actively fought for the abolishment of slavery. American women were the pioneers in the feminist movement and today America is one of the foremost countries in terms of gender equality—which would not have been possible without the relentless work of women activists. American women have in no minor way paved the way for the emancipation of women the world over. Read on to learn more about famous American women who changed the course of world history.