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Sisters

Sisters

The Lives of America's Suffragists

  • Author: Jean H. Baker
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  • ISBN: 0374707162
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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How the Personal Became Political In the Fight to Grant Women Civil Rights They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman's suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control wages, hold property, to contract, to sue, to testify in court. Their struggle was confrontational (women were the first to picket the White House for a political cause) and violent (women were arrested, jailed, and force-fed in prisons). And like every revolutionary before them, their struggle was personal. For the first time, the eminent historian Jean H. Baker tellingly interweaves these women's private lives with their public achievements, presenting these revolutionary women in three dimensions, humanized, and marvelously approachable.

Achtzig Jahre und mehr

Achtzig Jahre und mehr

  • Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Publisher: ein-FACH-verlag
  • ISBN: 3928089587
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  • Page: 410
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Women and the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1920

Women and the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1920

  • Author: Jean H. Baker
  • Publisher: American Historical Assn.
  • ISBN: 0872291634
  • Category: Married women
  • Page: 57
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Co-Whites

Co-Whites

How and Why White Women 'Betrayed' the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States

  • Author: Emeka Aniagolu
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 0761853405
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 337
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Aniagolu examines the dynamics of race and gender in the history of the United States, concluding that white American women collaborated with white American men as 'Co-Whites' or co-partners in the management and maintenance of white supremacy in the United States.

Lucretia Mott's Heresy

Lucretia Mott's Heresy

Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America

  • Author: Carol Faulkner
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812205008
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Lucretia Coffin Mott was one of the most famous and controversial women in nineteenth-century America. Now overshadowed by abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison and feminists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mott was viewed in her time as a dominant figure in the dual struggles for racial and sexual equality. History has often depicted her as a gentle Quaker lady and a mother figure, but her outspoken challenges to authority riled ministers, journalists, politicians, urban mobs, and her fellow Quakers. In the first biography of Mott in a generation, historian Carol Faulkner reveals the motivations of this radical egalitarian from Nantucket. Mott's deep faith and ties to the Society of Friends do not fully explain her activism—her roots in post-Revolutionary New England also shaped her views on slavery, patriarchy, and the church, as well as her expansive interests in peace, temperance, prison reform, religious freedom, and Native American rights. While Mott was known as the "moving spirit" of the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, her commitment to women's rights never trumped her support for abolition or racial equality. She envisioned women's rights not as a new and separate movement but rather as an extension of the universal principles of liberty and equality. Mott was among the first white Americans to call for an immediate end to slavery. Her long-term collaboration with white and black women in the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society was remarkable by any standards. Lucretia Mott's Heresy reintroduces readers to an amazing woman whose work and ideas inspired the transformation of American society.

Fat Shame

Fat Shame

Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture

  • Author: Amy Erdman Farrell
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814728340
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 219
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To be fat hasn’t always occasioned the level of hysteria that this condition receives today and indeed was once considered an admirable trait. Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture explores this arc, from veneration to shame, examining the historic roots of our contemporary anxiety about fatness. Tracing the cultural denigration of fatness to the mid 19th century, Amy Farrell argues that the stigma associated with a fat body preceded any health concerns about a large body size. Firmly in place by the time the diet industry began to flourish in the 1920s, the development of fat stigma was related not only to cultural anxieties that emerged during the modern period related to consumer excess, but, even more profoundly, to prevailing ideas about race, civilization and evolution. For 19th and early 20th century thinkers, fatness was a key marker of inferiority, of an uncivilized, barbaric, and primitive body. This idea—that fatness is a sign of a primitive person—endures today, fueling both our $60 billion “war on fat” and our cultural distress over the “obesity epidemic.” Farrell draws on a wide array of sources, including political cartoons, popular literature, postcards, advertisements, and physicians’ manuals, to explore the link between our historic denigration of fatness and our contemporary concern over obesity. Her work sheds particular light on feminisms’ fraught relationship to fatness. From the white suffragists of the early 20th century to contemporary public figures like Oprah Winfrey, Monica Lewinsky, and even the Obama family, Farrell explores the ways that those who seek to shed stigmatized identities—whether of gender, race, ethnicity or class—often take part in weight reduction schemes and fat mockery in order to validate themselves as “civilized.” In sharp contrast to these narratives of fat shame are the ideas of contemporary fat activists, whose articulation of a new vision of the body Farrell explores in depth. This book is significant for anyone concerned about the contemporary “war on fat” and the ways that notions of the “civilized body” continue to legitimate discrimination and cultural oppression.

America on the Eve of the Civil War

America on the Eve of the Civil War

  • Author: Edward L. Ayers
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 0813930634
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 147
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The first in a series of annual Signature Conferences sponsored by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, "America on the Eve of the Civil War" was held in April 2009.

Das Buch der Kinder

Das Buch der Kinder

Roman

  • Author: A.S. Byatt
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104016453
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 896
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A.S. Byatt - Booker-Preis Gewinnerin und von der Queen ernannte ›Dame Commander of the British Empire‹ - umspannt in ihrem neuen, opulenten Roman ein Vierteljahrhundert, die Jahre von 1895 bis kurz nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Im Süden Englands, in London, Paris und im zügellosen Schwabing suchen die Familien Wellwood, Fludd und Cairn am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ein freieres und erfüllteres Leben, sie proben neue Wege in Kunst und Politik, Liebe und Erziehung. Immer mit dabei sind die vielen Kinder, die sich mit ihren unterschiedlichen Talenten und Temperamenten einen Weg durch die Lebensexperimente ihrer Eltern bahnen. Aber alle Familien, auch die fortschrittlichsten, haben ihre dunklen Geheimnisse – am Ende drohen Enttäuschung, Verrat und der große Krieg. ›Das Buch der Kinder‹ schlägt einen weiten Bogen von England bis nach Deutschland und berührt dabei immer wieder im Kleinen, in den intimen Momenten, die ein jedes Leben unverwechselbar machen.

Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger

A Life of Passion

  • Author: Jean H. Baker
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  • ISBN: 1429968974
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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Undoubtedly the most influential advocate for birth control even before the term existed, Margaret Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made her a frequent target of conservatives and so-called family values activists. Yet lately even progressives have shied away from her, citing socialist leanings and a purported belief in eugenics as a blight on her accomplishments. In this captivating new biography, the renowned feminist historian Jean H. Baker rescues Sanger from such critiques and restores her to the vaunted place in history she once held. Trained as a nurse and midwife in the gritty tenements of New York's Lower East Side, Sanger grew increasingly aware of the dangers of unplanned pregnancy—both physical and psychological. A botched abortion resulting in the death of a poor young mother catalyzed Sanger, and she quickly became one of the loudest voices in favor of sex education and contraception. The movement she started spread across the country, eventually becoming a vast international organization with her as its spokeswoman. Sanger's staunch advocacy for women's privacy and freedom extended to her personal life as well. After becoming a wife and mother at a relatively early age, she abandoned the trappings of home and family for a globe-trotting life as a women's rights activist. Notorious for the sheer number of her romantic entanglements, Sanger epitomized the type of "free love" that would become mainstream only at the very end of her life. That she lived long enough to see the creation of the birth control pill—which finally made planned pregnancy a reality—is only fitting.

1877

1877

America's Year of Living Violently

  • Author: Michael Bellesiles
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 159558594X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876, white supremacist mobs swept across the South, killing and driving out the last of the Reconstruction state governments. A strike involving millions of railroad workers turned violent as it spread from coast-to-coast, and for a moment seemed close to toppling the nation’s economic structure. In 1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles reveals that the fires of that fated year also fueled a hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. Bellesiles relates the story of 1877 not just through dramatic events, but also through the lives of famous and little-known Americans.

Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone

An Unapologetic Life

  • Author: Sally G. McMillen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019938505X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In the rotunda of the nation's Capital a statue pays homage to three famous nineteenth-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. "Historically," the inscription beneath the marble statue notes, "these three stand unique and peerless." In fact, the statue has a glaring omission: Lucy Stone. A pivotal leader in the fight for both abolition and gender equality, her achievements marked the beginning of the women's rights movement and helped to lay the groundwork for the eventual winning of women's suffrage. Yet, today most Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Sally McMillen sets out to address this significant historical oversight in this engaging biography. Exploring her extraordinary life and the role she played in crafting a more just society, McMillen restores Lucy Stone to her rightful place at the center of the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Raised in a middle-class Massachusetts farm family, Stone became convinced at an early age that education was key to women's independence and selfhood, and went on to attend the Oberlin Collegiate Institute. When she graduated in 1847 as one of the first women in the US to earn a college degree, she was drawn into the public sector as an activist and quickly became one of the most famous orators of her day. Lecturing on anti-slavery and women's rights, she was instrumental in organizing and speaking at several annual national woman's rights conventions throughout the 1850s. She played a critical role in the organization and leadership of the American Equal Rights Association during the Civil War, and, in 1869, cofounded the American Woman Suffrage Association, one of two national women's rights organizations that fought for women's right to vote. Encompassing Stone's marriage to Henry Blackwell and the birth of their daughter Alice, as well as her significant friendships with Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others, McMillen's biography paints a complete picture of Stone's influential and eminently important life and work. Self-effacing until the end of her life, Stone did not relish the limelight the way Elizabeth Cady Stanton did, nor did she gain the many followers whom Susan B. Anthony attracted through her extensive travels and years of dedicated work. Yet her contributions to the woman's rights movement were no less significant or revolutionary than those of her more widely lauded peers. In this accessible, readable, and historically-grounded work, Lucy Stone is finally given the standing she deserves.

Powers of Two

Powers of Two

Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

  • Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544031598
  • Category: ART
  • Page: 339
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A curator and essayist surveys the inner workings of creative duos, from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and describes how their creative techniques can be adapted and used in everyday life. 50,000 first printing.

Lincoln and New York

Lincoln and New York

  • Author: Harold Holzer
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
  • ISBN: 0856676691
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 277
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The book, based on an important exhibition at the New-York Historical Society of original artifacts, iconic images and hand-written period documents, fully traces for the first time the evolution of Lincoln’s relationship with the nation’s largest and wealthiest city. New York’s role as the Union’s prime provider of manpower, money, media coverage, and protest is vividly explored alongside Lincoln’s accompanying growth as a leader, writer, symbol of union and freedom, and, in the final instance, national martyr. Edited by award-winning Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer the book features chapters by some of the leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Twentieth Century, 1901-1940

Twentieth Century, 1901-1940

  • Author: Robert F. Gorman
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 3453
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Presents essays arranged in chronological order on key world events that occurred in such areas as politics, science, medicine, communications, literature, music, philosophy, and international affairs during the first forty years of the twentieth century.

Die späte Reue des Jack Wiseman

Die späte Reue des Jack Wiseman

Roman

  • Author: Ayelet Waldman
  • Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
  • ISBN: 3552057560
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Am Sterbebett bittet der ehemalige GI Jack Wiseman seine Enkelin Natalie, ein Amulett, das er im Mai 1945 aus dem legendären „Goldzug“ mitgenommen hatte, den rechtmäßigen Erben zurückzugeben. Als US-Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg war er beauftragt worden, Dutzende in Salzburg sichergestellte Waggons – voller geraubten Eigentums ermordeter Juden aus Ungarn – zu bewachen. Und er hatte sich in Ilona verliebt, eine junge Überlebende des Nationalsozialismus, die im Hotel Europa gestrandet war. Mit detektivischem Scharfsinn verfolgt nun Natalie gemeinsam mit einem New Yorker Kunsthändler die Spur des Schmuckstücks. Dabei stößt sie auf eine außergewöhnliche Geschichte.

Remarkable Americans

Remarkable Americans

The Washburn Family

  • Author: Kerck Kelsey
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
  • ISBN: 9780884482994
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 402
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• “...presents a 'narrative of big dreams' that reflects the physical and economic expansion of nineteenth-century America, and the Washburns' achievements spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly • “Here for the first time is the comprehensive chronicle of one of the most significant American families of all time—the ten Washburn brothers and sisters, who rose from the obscurity of nineteenth-century rural Maine poverty to the pinnacles of economic, military, and political success. This is a uniquely American story, told with the proper balance between intriguing personal detail and broad national perspective.” —Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian • “...ambitious, consistently engaging....” —Kirkus Reviews • “What Kelsey does with such distinction is to bring the family alive as a band with shared DNA, who live up to their collective familial values of hard work, diligence, and ambition. Readers of Remarkable Americans will also enjoy the social and political context for this mobile family's achievements, which Kelsey unravels with perception.” —Jean Baker, Professor of History, Goucher College, author of Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists; James Buchanan; Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography Ten remarkable children grew up on a simple farm in remote Livermore, Maine. Four were elected and reelected to the U.S. Congress from four different states. Two of the four would later be separately considered for Republican nomination for president and vice president of the country. Two were ambassadors, two were state governors, and two others worked to establish the great mills that would become General Mills. Growing up in rural poverty, their advantages were few, but together they left a record of achievement that will probably never be equaled again by a single generation of any American family.

Das verrückte Tagebuch des Henry Shackleford

Das verrückte Tagebuch des Henry Shackleford

Roman

  • Author: James McBride
  • Publisher: btb Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641153751
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem National Book Award. Kansas im Jahre 1857: Hier, im Mittleren Westen der USA, lebt der junge Sklave Henry Shackleford. Hier tobt auch der Krieg zwischen überzeugten Sklavenhaltern und bibeltreuen Abolitionisten besonders wüst. John Brown ist einer derjenigen, die beseelt davon sind, Gottes Willen durchzusetzen und die Schwarzen in die Freiheit zu führen. Als er zufällig in einer Kneipe auf Henrys grausamen Master trifft – einen weithin bekannten und berüchtigten Sklavenhalter –, kommt es zu einer gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzung, in deren Folge beide fliehen müssen: sowohl John Brown als auch der junge Henry, der irrtümlicherweise für ein Mädchen gehalten wird und schnell begreift, dass dies seine Vorteile hat ...

Suffrage Sisters

Suffrage Sisters

The Fight for Liberty

  • Author: Maggie Mead
  • Publisher: Red Chair Press
  • ISBN: 1939656702
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton spoke before an eager crowd in 1948. Her demand was equal rights for women--including suffrage, the right to vote. It took more than 70 years from that moment before all American women could vote.

Das Problem mit den Frauen

Das Problem mit den Frauen

  • Author: Jacky Fleming
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462316958
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 128
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Feministisch! Herrlich sarkastisch! Und gar nicht dämlich! Können Frauen Genies sein? Oder sind ihre Arme zu kurz und ihre Köpfe zu klein? Warum haben wir im Geschichtsunterricht nur über zwei drei Frauen etwas gelernt? Was haben eigentlich all die anderen früher gemacht? »Jacky Fleming schaut genau hin – und das muss sie auch, denn sie sind schwer zu finden: Frauen in der Geschichte.« The Guardian »Schon der Anblick der weiblichen Gestalt lehrt, dass das Weib weder zu großen geistigen, noch körperlichen Arbeiten bestimmt ist.« Arthur Schopenhauer

Suffragists in an Imperial Age

Suffragists in an Imperial Age

U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870-1929

  • Author: Allison L. Sneider
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199886512
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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In 1899, Carrie Chapman Catt, who succeeded Susan B. Anthony as head of the National American Women Suffrage Association, argued that it was the "duty" of U.S. women to help lift the inhabitants of its new island possessions up from "barbarism" to "civilization," a project that would presumably demonstrate the capacity of U.S. women for full citizenship and political rights. Catt, like many suffragists in her day, was well-versed in the language of empire, and infused the cause of suffrage with imperialist zeal in public debate. Unlike their predecessors, who were working for votes for women within the context of slavery and abolition, the next generation of suffragists argued their case against the backdrop of the U.S. expansionism into Indian and Mormon territory at home as well as overseas in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. In this book, Allison L. Sneider carefully examines these simultaneous political movements--woman suffrage and American imperialism--as inextricably intertwined phenomena, instructively complicating the histories of both.