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The Power Of Virginity: The Political Position And Symbolism Of Ancient Rome’S Vestal Virgin, Kathryn Ann Wagner 2010 Western Oregon University

The Power Of Virginity: The Political Position And Symbolism Of Ancient Rome’S Vestal Virgin, Kathryn Ann Wagner

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

The Vestal virgin has forever been an image of a woman draped in white priestly garments, carrying herself with an air of purity and near divinity. The Vestal's image is one that has captured the imagination of writers, painters, sculptures and scholars for centuries. However this near divine woman is more than what she appears. The Vestal was more than a virgin; she was the daughter, mother and priestess of Rome herself. Behind this "glamorous" image is a strong, influential, pious and powerful woman who has sacrificed her sexuality and familial ties for not just the service of the ...


Chintz Appliqué Albums: Memory And Meaning In Nineteenth Century Quilts Of The Delaware River Valley, Carolyn K. Ducey 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Chintz Appliqué Albums: Memory And Meaning In Nineteenth Century Quilts Of The Delaware River Valley, Carolyn K. Ducey

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

This study examined two sub-sets of a unique style of chintz appliqué album quilt that developed in the 1840s in Delaware River Valley, specifically Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey. The two groups provide examples of two distinct roles that the album quilts played in the lives of their makers: one acting as a literal record of familial ties, serving to preserve memory and reinforce family structure and the other representing the work of the members of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, providing a vehicle to recognize and appreciate dedicated service and playing a role in encouraging interest and ...


Clubwomen, Reformers, Workers, And Feminists Of The Gilded Age And Progressive Era, Alison M. Parker 2010 The College at Brockport

Clubwomen, Reformers, Workers, And Feminists Of The Gilded Age And Progressive Era, Alison M. Parker

History Faculty Publications

During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, clubwomen, reformers, laborers, and feminists asserted their right to participate in the public, political sphere. Whether they intended to further their education, improve society, gain better working conditions, or control their own bodies, women expanded traditional gender roles and played an important role in transforming their society. Most significantly, the guarantee of voting rights provided by the Nineteenth Amendment marked a major milestone in the history of the struggle for women's rights. While women made important advances in other areas as well, many of the goals of tum-of-the-century reformers and feminists-for economic ...


Commemoration And Protest: The Use Of Heritage Trails To Connect Women's History With Historic Sites, Marissa J. Moshier 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Commemoration And Protest: The Use Of Heritage Trails To Connect Women's History With Historic Sites, Marissa J. Moshier

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Women's heritage trails employ the theme of women’s history to link historic sites across cities or entire states. As shifts in preservation practice have begun to promote greater diversity in the interpretation of historic sites, these trails serve as educational tools and initiatives for heritage tourism that create networks of women’s history sites. The trails also serve as public commemorations of women’s roles in American history and as protests against the absence of women in the interpretation at historic sites. Through case studies in Boston, New Jersey, Maryland, and upstate New York, this thesis considers the ...


“There Was Nothing In Sight But Nature, Nothing...”: Nineteenth-Century Gendered Perceptions Of The Overland Trail, Andrea J. Savadelis 2010 Gettysburg College

“There Was Nothing In Sight But Nature, Nothing...”: Nineteenth-Century Gendered Perceptions Of The Overland Trail, Andrea J. Savadelis

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

One hundred and seventeen years ago, between 1841 and 1867, the Overland Trail saw approximately 350,000 Oregon and California bound North Americans traverse its landscape. This westward migration painted the American frontier with a white sea of wagon covers, spotted the grassy plains with brown patches of oxen herds, and lighted the night sky with open cooking fires. Men and women Overlanders experienced this life-changing event in different ways, which are crucial to understanding the dynamics and interaction between these people and their frontier context. Gender-specific roles and social standards of masculinity and femininity carried from emigrants’ previous lives ...


Ua19/12 Tennis, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua19/12 Tennis, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by tennis coaches regarding schedules.


'A Little Bit Of Love For Me And A Murder For My Old Man': The Queensland Bush Book Club, Robin Wagner 2010 Gettysburg College

'A Little Bit Of Love For Me And A Murder For My Old Man': The Queensland Bush Book Club, Robin Wagner

All Musselman Library Staff Works

This paper addresses rural book distribution in an era before free public libraries came to Australia. Well-to-do, city women established clubs, which solicited donations of “proper reading matter” and raised funds for the purchase of books for their “deprived sisters” in the Outback. They took advantage of a well-developed rail system to deliver book parcels to rural families. In New South Wales and Queensland they were known as Bush Book Clubs.

Testimonials found in the Clubs’ annual reports provide a snapshot of the hard scrabble frontier life and the gratitude with which these parcels were received. This paper looks at ...


Woman's Work: Female Lighthouse Keepers In The Early Republic, 1820–1859, Virginia Neal Thomas 2010 Old Dominion University

Woman's Work: Female Lighthouse Keepers In The Early Republic, 1820–1859, Virginia Neal Thomas

History Theses & Dissertations

During the Early Republic between 1820 and 1859, women, on average, comprised about five percent of the principal lighthouse keepers in the United States. These women represent a unique exception to the experience of the majority of working women during the Early Republic. They received equal pay to men, and some supervised lower-paid male assistants. They filled these predominately male positions because lighthouse work had much in common with stereotypical woman's work, they were most often related to the previous keeper, and they fit within cultural ideals of gender roles. Inquiry beyond the romantic image crafted for these light ...


Women In Antebellum Alachua County, Florida, Herbert Joseph O'Shields 2010 University of North Florida

Women In Antebellum Alachua County, Florida, Herbert Joseph O'Shields

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the role and status of women in Alachua County, Florida, from 1821 through 1860. The secondary literature suggests that women throughout America had virtually no public role to play in antebellum society except in limited circumstances in some mature urban, commercial settings. The study reviewed U.S. Census materials, slave ownership records, and land ownership records as a means to examine the family structures, the mobility and persistence of persons and households, and the economic status of women, particularly including woman headed households. The study also examined laws adopted by the Florida ...


Worlds To Discover: 125 Years Of Collections At Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr College 2010 Bryn Mawr College

Worlds To Discover: 125 Years Of Collections At Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr College

Books, pamphlets, catalogues, and scrapbooks

Exhibition held at Bryn Mawr College Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, from September 24, 2010-May 28, 2011.


Review Of Innovation In History: The New Woman Resources Book, Madeleine Charney 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Review Of Innovation In History: The New Woman Resources Book, Madeleine Charney

University Libraries Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Princess Mary As The De Facto Prince(Ss) Of Wales, 1525, Jeri L. McIntosh 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Princess Mary As The De Facto Prince(Ss) Of Wales, 1525, Jeri L. Mcintosh

History Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe 2009 Bridgewater State University

To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Although scholars have begun to examine American women's religious history, few published collections of their actual words and creative expressions exist. The proposed volume, an edited, thematic collection of primary source documents will fill this gap. The book will demonstrate the contexts and textures of American women's spiritual authority in the past, including those who claimed to speak for "God" or another deity. Drawing on my expertise in gender history and well-honed archival skills, my project will identify, edit and annotate the most illuminating and representative among American women's diverse religious voices. A FLRG will provide start-up ...


Mata Hari: A Life Of Lies, Olivia Blessing 2009 Sias International University, China

Mata Hari: A Life Of Lies, Olivia Blessing

Olivia L Blessing

During the international scandal of her 1917 trial and subsequent execution, Mata Hari’s name became a universal title for a traitorous woman. Since then, spies like Tokyo Rose and Radient Jade were known respectively as the "Mata Hari of the airways" and the "Mata Hari of the East." However, unlike the other two women, Mata Hari was famous for being a woman who would do anything for a price years before the French accused her of treason, and this image hurt her during the trial as much as the accusations of treason did.


The Borris Lace Collection: A Unique Irish Needlelace, Annette Meldrum, Marie Laurie 2009 University of Wollongong

The Borris Lace Collection: A Unique Irish Needlelace, Annette Meldrum, Marie Laurie

Annette M Meldrum Mrs

The tiny Irish village of Borris was once famous for its marvelous lace, and a rare private collection containing some of the finest examples is the inspiration for this beautiful book. It's a catalog of the collection, a guide to making Borris lace in 16 projects, and a rich tribute to the social, cultural, and historical significance of lacework to the specific region and to Ireland at large. The fascinating story of the social history is inextricably woven with the tragic Irish Potato Famine, and started out as a way for poor women to earn money for their families ...


Movable Pillars: Organizing Dance 1956-1978, Katja Kolcio 2009 Wesleyan University

Movable Pillars: Organizing Dance 1956-1978, Katja Kolcio

Katja Kolcio Ph.D.

Movable Pillars traces the development of dance as scholarly inquiry over the course of the 20th century, and describes the social-political factors that facilitated a surge of interest in dance research in the period following World War II. This surge was reflected in the emergence of six key dance organizations: the American Dance Guild, the Congress on Research in Dance, the American Dance Therapy Association, the American College Dance Festival Association, the Dance Critics Association, and the Society of Dance History Scholars. Kolcio argues that their founding between the years 1956 and 1978 marked a new period of collective action ...


Friendship Of My Soul. Selected Letters By Elizabeth Ann Seton 1803-1809, Betty Ann McNeil 2009 DePaul University

Friendship Of My Soul. Selected Letters By Elizabeth Ann Seton 1803-1809, Betty Ann Mcneil

Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.

            Friendship of My Soul presents selected letters of Elizabeth Ann
Bayley Seton during a period which became pivotal for her vocation in
life and journey of faith. Elizabeth Seton writes to key correspondents
on matters of family, faith, and friendship. The women with whom she
corresponded included a sister-in-law, the wife of her husband’s business
associate, and a life-long friend. Each woman shared her heart and soul with
the other as they mutually supported one another during ebb and flow of
the tides of their lives.

 


'France' In An Encyclopedia Of Infanticide. Ed. Brigitte Bechtold And Donna Cooper Graves. Edwin Mellen Press, 2010. 105-107., Sara L. Kimble 2009 DePaul University

'France' In An Encyclopedia Of Infanticide. Ed. Brigitte Bechtold And Donna Cooper Graves. Edwin Mellen Press, 2010. 105-107., Sara L. Kimble

Sara L Kimble

No abstract provided.


A Twentieth-Century Triangle Trade: Selling Black Beauty At Home And Abroad, 1945-1965, Malia McAndrew 2009 John Carroll University

A Twentieth-Century Triangle Trade: Selling Black Beauty At Home And Abroad, 1945-1965, Malia Mcandrew

Malia McAndrew

This study examines the careers of African American beauty culturists as they worked in the United States, Europe, and Africa between 1945 and 1965. Facing push back at home, African American beauty entrepreneurs frequently sought out international venues that were hospitable and receptive to black Americans in the years following World War II. By strategically using European sites that white Americans regarded as the birthplace of Western fashion and beauty, African American entrepreneurs in the fields of modeling, fashion design, and hair care were able to win accolades and advance their careers. In gaining support abroad, particularly in Europe, these ...


Princess Mary As The De Facto Prince(Ss) Of Wales, 1525, Jeri L. McIntosh 2009 Selected Works

Princess Mary As The De Facto Prince(Ss) Of Wales, 1525, Jeri L. Mcintosh

Jeri L McINTOSH

No abstract provided.


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