I have given to this work my love and
enthusiasm. I believe that in this record of the achievements of
the women of America we will find that which will spur on the
women of the twentieth century, with their enlarged
opportunities and high ambition, to the assuming of
responsibilities and labors that would have appalled the bravest
of the sex in the nineteenth century.
In offering you "The Part Taken by Women in American History"
I do so with the confidence that it will appeal to you and that
every woman in this broad land of ours will derive benefit and
encouragement from the reading of the wonderful achievements of
those of our sex who have done so much for the advancement of
civilization and progress and welfare of our beloved country.