Beth Abelson Macleod is a reference librarian and fine arts bibliographer at Central Michigan University Libraries. She has music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Central Michigan University, and a library science degree from the University of Wisonsin-Madison. She has given papers on gender and music at a number of music and women's studies conferences and has published on the subject in the Journal of Social History.
"wonderful...a must-have"--Public Library Quarterly; "useful and readable...assembles some of the most substantial biographies of these musicians currently available. Historical photographs and cartoons from periodicals and newspapers enliven the book...extensive endnotes and bibliography"--Choice; "fascinating little-known materials"--University of Illinois Press; "well-researched...a welcome addition"--Journal of Social History.