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

By Glenna Matthews

An encyclopedia of yankee women's heritage, this complete reference publication positive factors in-depth articles on tendencies (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social pursuits (civil rights, feminism), principles and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, girls in Congress), companies (Girl Scouts of the United States, League of girls Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key criminal circumstances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and courses (Ramona, statement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's future health, ladies in track and literature), and biographies of remarkable 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 state of the art references for faculty and residential, in particular designed and written for a long time 12 via grownup. each one publication is a concise yet accomplished A-to-Z consultant to an immense ancient interval or subject matter in U.S. historical past, with articles on key concerns and favorite members. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, updated, and obtainable. designated good points contain an introductory part on the right way to use the publication, extra analyzing lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.

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In 1852, for example, at a time when women were not supposed to speak before mixed audiences, she testified before a school board in Bordentown, New Jersey, on behalf of free public schools. S. Patent Office, becoming one of only four women clerks there. By the time the war came, she had already proved she was willing to behave unconventionally. When the war started—a war that would eventually cost more than 600,000 lives—no one realized how long it would last or how much sacrifice it would entail.

The American Woman's Home: or, Principles of Domestic Science. New York: Arno, 1971. Sklar, Kathryn. Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity. New York: Norton, 1973. C. , graduated 1893; Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, graduated 1895 Accomplishments: Founder, Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls (1904); president, Bethune-Cookman College (1923-42, 1946-47); founder, National Council of Negro Women (1935); special adviser to President F D. C. A woman of boundless energy, Mary McLeod Bethune served in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1930s, where she became the highest-ranking AfricanAmerican woman in the federal government.

New York: Hyperion, 1994. Harris, Warren G. Lucy & Desi: The Legendary Love Story of Television's Most Famous Couple. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Sanders, Coyne Steven, and Tom Gilbert. Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. New York: Morrow, 1993. Barton, Clara ' Born: Dec. 25, 1821, North Oxford, Mass. , attended 1850-51 Accomplishments: Founder (1881) and president (1881-1904), American Red Cross; author, History of the Red Cross (1882) and The Red Cross in Peace and War (1899) Died: Apr.

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