Not to keep harping on Professor Bainbridge, but On Firm Ground points me to another interesting factoid about his little list: the only woman he thinks "definitely" deserves to be on it (assuming his "glaring omissions" are his "definites") is Julia Childs. Because what makes an American woman great? If she can cook, of course.
Reviewing the list again, I see that he has Rosa Parks as a "definitely not." Julia Childs yes, Rosa Parks no, Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt maybe?
UPDATE: Professor Bainbridge thinks my whole motivation for knocking Julia Childs is "political correctness." I'll admit that, being a college student, my knowledge of good food is limited to "it's not in the Dining Hall." And hey, maybe Childs should indeed be on the list. I'm just saying that it is pretty skewed priorities to place a woman's contributions to the culinary arts over those who were critical to racial equality, woman's suffrage, and woman's equality, respectively.
See my other update here.