American Women's History: A Student Companion by Glenna Matthews PDF

By Glenna Matthews

ISBN-10: 0195113179

ISBN-13: 9780195113174

ISBN-10: 1423774256

ISBN-13: 9781423774259

An encyclopedia of yank women's background, this accomplished reference e-book positive aspects in-depth articles on developments (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social pursuits (civil rights, feminism), principles and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, girls in Congress), firms (Girl Scouts of the United States, League of ladies Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key criminal situations (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and courses (Ramona, announcement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's health and wellbeing, girls in track and literature), and biographies of striking American girls. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford heritage of ladies within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are cutting-edge references for college and residential, in particular designed and written for a while 12 via grownup. every one publication is a concise yet finished A-to-Z consultant to an important old interval or topic in U.S. heritage, with articles on key matters and favourite contributors. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their components of expertise--ensure that the entries are actual, up to date, and available. targeted good points contain an introductory part on how you can use the booklet, extra examining lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.

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Constitution should have overridden an Illinois court decision forbidding her, as a married woman, from practicing law. This was a historic suit—although unsuccessful—because it was the first attempt to use the amendment to extend women's rights. From an abolitionist family, Bradwell studied law under the tutelage of her lawyer husband. S. Sanitary Commission, which raised money and gathered supplies for hospitals. She then edited The Chicago Legal News, a journal respected throughout the Midwest for its summaries of legal developments.

New York: Warner Books, 1989. Hammontree, Patsy Guy. Shirley Temple Black. : Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998. Blackwell, Alice Stone Born: Sept. 14, 1857, Orange, NJ. , 1881 Accomplishments: Editor, Woman's Journal (1881-1917); secretary, National American Woman Suffrage Association (1890-1918) Died: Mar. 15, 1950, Cambridge, Mass. 41 B L A C K W E L L , Suffragist Alice Stone Blackwell followed in her parents' footsteps as editor of the Woman's Journal. Her parents, Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, had one of the 19th century's most famous— and most egalitarian— marriages.

Clara Barton. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. Beauty pageants The Miss America pageant, founded in 1921, was the first national beauty contest in the United States. That the founding took place in the 1920s—the same decade P A G E A N T S s when the celebrity culture of movie stars and movie magazines fully blossomed— was no coincidence. Beauty pageants and new standards of female beauty were intimately related to one another. Caring about how she looked was not new for a woman in the 20th century.

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