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Collaborative Writing: History And Art History, Kathleen Ashley Dec 2015

Collaborative Writing: History And Art History, Kathleen Ashley

Kathleen M. Ashley

No abstract provided.


Women And The Family, John Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Women And The Family, John Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

Dr. Ramsbottom's contribution to "A Companion to 18th Century Brittain", Blackwell Publishing 2002.


History And Literature: Three Medieval Views, Wendy Pfeffer Aug 2015

History And Literature: Three Medieval Views, Wendy Pfeffer

Wendy Pfeffer

No abstract provided.


Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg Jul 2015

Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg

Christina Triezenberg

This essay seeks to challenge the now-common practice of excluding Vietnam-era antiwar verse from contemporary literary anthologies by exploring the works produced by professional and amateur female poets who, in many cases, had witnessed the war firsthand and reflected on their experiences in verse that depicts the often harsh realities of this still-contested conflict. By exploring poetry written by women who served in a variety of capacities during the war, this essay underscores the repeated attempts made by women writers to bridge the distances between the home front and the battlefront and offers a compelling argument about the importance of ...


A Brief History Of Akron's Tuesday Musical, Thomas Bacher Apr 2015

A Brief History Of Akron's Tuesday Musical, Thomas Bacher

Thomas Bacher

The Tuesday Musical Club was founded in 1887 by thirteen young Akron women who had an overwhelming desire to share their love of music. With further support of Gertrude Penfield Seiberling, the wife of industrialist Frank Seiberling, the organization grew like many other musical organizations across the country. Unlike similar clubs, the Akron-based entity continued to expand and is one of a very few that have survived.Among the artists who have appeared as a part of the rich history of Akron's Tuesday Musical Organization are Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Jascha Heifetz, Glenn Gould, Van Cliburn, Isaac ...


The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner Dec 2014

The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

Learning more about an election dispute that drove an IWU class apart showed the importance of documenting our own lives.


Hints For Wive--And Husbands, Sherry Penney, James Livingston Feb 2014

Hints For Wive--And Husbands, Sherry Penney, James Livingston

Sherry Penney

This article reveals, for the first time, the "humorous article" read by Lucretia Mott at the historic 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. Written by Mott's sister Martha Coffin Wright, it presents a view of the gender roles in marriage very different from that expressed in most literature of its time.


The Young White Faces Of Slavery, Mary Niall Mitchell Jan 2014

The Young White Faces Of Slavery, Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


Mapping An Unfinished Masterpiece: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic By Julia Stern (Book Review), Christina Triezenberg Sep 2013

Mapping An Unfinished Masterpiece: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic By Julia Stern (Book Review), Christina Triezenberg

Christina Triezenberg

No abstract provided.


Review Of Michael Ostling, Between The Devil And The Host: Imagining Witchcraft In Early Modern Poland. Oxford University Press, 2011, For Polin/American Association For Polish Jewish Studies, Magda Teter May 2013

Review Of Michael Ostling, Between The Devil And The Host: Imagining Witchcraft In Early Modern Poland. Oxford University Press, 2011, For Polin/American Association For Polish Jewish Studies, Magda Teter

Magda Teter

Witches and witchcraft have fascinated not only the people of the premodern era, but also modern scholars who produced a tremendous amount of scholarship that has covered not only a large geographic area but also a wide variety of topics related to this subject in European history. Scholars have studied the legal and cultural underpinnings of witch-hunts; records of witch trials and works on witchcraft have served scholars as sources for the history of women and gender and the history of folk medical practices in the premodern era. Anyone interested in the history of witchcraft and magic in Europe can ...


Expectant At Seneca Falls, Sherry Penney, James Livingston Mar 2013

Expectant At Seneca Falls, Sherry Penney, James Livingston

Sherry Penney

This is a biographical sketch of Martha Coffin Wright of Auburn, New York, one of the organizers of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. She was active in the abolition movement and remained a leader in the women's rights movement until her death in 1875, when she was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association.


A Brimming Cup: The Life Of Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Dec 2012

A Brimming Cup: The Life Of Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, born in 1905, was the grand - daughter of Melbourne real estate agent JR Buxton, whose investments in land and housing brought him wealth and significantly influenced much of his city's early development. In her memoir, Solid Bluestone Foundations, described by her great friend Manning Clark as 'a magnificent book of memories', Kathleen painted an evocative picture of family life at her grandparents' mansion Hughenden in Middle Park, and of middle - class living in early twentieth - century Melbourne. In adulthood she went on to become a brilliant academic and teacher whose former pupils became some of Australia's ...


Silent Subversions, Derek Dubois Nov 2012

Silent Subversions, Derek Dubois

Derek M Dubois

Explores the concept of spectatorship in relation to gender in the earliest period of film history in the United States known as the silent era. Argues that a new mode of spectatorship emerges for women during the 1920s, which employs to advantage the extra-diegetic components of spectacle in theater design, new customized genres for female filmgoers, fandom, and exotic male film stars, such as Rudolph Valentino. Focuses primarily on feminist film theory and on cultural studies as methodological models.


Suessen Is Now Free Of Jews: World War Ii, The Holocaust, And Rural Judaism, Gilya Schmidt Jun 2012

Suessen Is Now Free Of Jews: World War Ii, The Holocaust, And Rural Judaism, Gilya Schmidt

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

Süssen Is Now Free of Jews offers a close look at the legacy of a few Jewish families from Süssen—a village in the District of Göppingen, which is located in the state of Baden Württemberg in southern Germany. The author, Gilya Gerda Schmidt, looks at this rural region through the lens of two Jewish families—the Langs and

the Ottenheimers—who settled there in the early twentieth century. As a child, she shared with the Langs the same living space for just a few months. She remembers her mother’s telling her of the Jews who lived in Süssen ...


Memo To Pundits: Stop Calling Rick Santorum A Fascist, Michelle Nickerson Mar 2012

Memo To Pundits: Stop Calling Rick Santorum A Fascist, Michelle Nickerson

Michelle M Nickerson

Although presidential candidate Rick Santorum advocates a theocratic agenda that should concern American voters, critics should avoid adopting the framework of "fascism" as a means of characterizing his policy initiatives.


The Cabra Dominican Sisters And The ‘Open Schools’ Movement In Apartheid South Africa, Margaret Kelly, Catherine Higgs Feb 2012

The Cabra Dominican Sisters And The ‘Open Schools’ Movement In Apartheid South Africa, Margaret Kelly, Catherine Higgs

Catherine Higgs

In January 1976, the Cabra Dominican Sisters in South Africa and the Association of Women Religious (AWR), with the support of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), opened their schools to students of all races in direct contravention of apartheid law. This radical action was informed by their dedication to the Dominican motto ‘veritas’ (truth) and by the desire ‘to give practical Christian witness to social justice’ in a revolutionary situation. In opening their schools, the Cabra Dominicans joined the broad liberation movement that helped to crack the façade of the apartheid state and ultimately led to its dismantling.


Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, And Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs Dec 2011

Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, And Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs

Catherine Higgs

In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe—the chocolate islands—through Angola and Mozambique, and finally to British Southern Africa. Burtt had been hired by the chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers Limited to determine if the cocoa it was buying from the islands had been harvested by slave laborers forcibly recruited from Angola, an allegation that became one of the grand scandals of the early colonial era. Burtt spent six months on São Tomé and Príncipe and a year in ...


The Clash Of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge To Jewish, Turkish, And Arab Nationalists, Khaldoun Samman Nov 2010

The Clash Of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge To Jewish, Turkish, And Arab Nationalists, Khaldoun Samman

Khaldoun Samman

Professor Samman’s latest book, Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge to Jewish, Turkish and Arab Nationalism was released in December 2010. Samman challenges Eurocentric theorists who peddle the clash of civilization thesis by demonstrating that what in fact is clashing are not civilizational differences but rather a number of modernist discourses that are all trapped in a discursive tradition that has its origins in colonial modernity. This book argues that to understand the Middle East we must also understand how the West produced a temporal narrative of world history in which westerners placed themselves on top and all others ...


Works Cited And Index, Sara Lennox Jul 2010

Works Cited And Index, Sara Lennox

Sara Lennox

Works Cited and Index for Sara Lennox's, Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, and Ingeborg Bachmann.


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

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 ...


Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, And Society, Ahmed Souaiaia Dec 2008

Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, And Society, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

No abstract provided.


Memoir Of Sister Cecilia O'Conway: Sisters Of Charity Of St. Joseph's, Betty Ann Mcneil Dec 2008

Memoir Of Sister Cecilia O'Conway: Sisters Of Charity Of St. Joseph's, Betty Ann Mcneil

Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.


An annotated presentation of the original memoir by Cecilia Maria O'Conway, the first candidate for the American Sisters of Charity founded by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821), near Emmitsburg, Maryland, July 31, 1809.


Embracing Activism In Apartheid South Africa: The Sisters Of Mercy In Bophuthatswana, 1974–94, Catherine Higgs, Jean Evans Jun 2008

Embracing Activism In Apartheid South Africa: The Sisters Of Mercy In Bophuthatswana, 1974–94, Catherine Higgs, Jean Evans

Catherine Higgs

In South Africa in the latter half of the twentieth century, the Church shifted from a stance of seeming complicity with the government's racist policies to a more active role with the country's peoples. Religious congregations such as the Sisters of Mercy, Johannesburg, moved to increase their activities in areas such as justice and peace, hunger relief, and especially education and skills training. This article examines the Sisters' varied work with displaced peoples in Bophuthatswana from 1974 to 1994.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley Mar 2008

The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley

Joanne M. Riley

Four years ago, the Mass. Studies Project at UMass Boston launched a cultural heritage project that we dubbed the “Mass. Memories Road Show,” a real-world mashup of PBS’s Antiques Road Show (people bring their personal stuff to a local event for professional perusal) and the Library of Congress’ American Memory Project (digitize historic stuff and share it with the world). Our ambitious goal was – and still is! – to visit each of the 351 communities in Massachusetts, inviting residents to bring in photographs that reflect themselves and their families in that community. At the public “Road Show” events, we digitize ...


From Heads Of Household To Heads Of State: The Preaccession Households Of Mary And Elizabeth Tudor 1516-1558, Jeri Mcintosh Dec 2007

From Heads Of Household To Heads Of State: The Preaccession Households Of Mary And Elizabeth Tudor 1516-1558, Jeri Mcintosh

Jeri L McINTOSH

No abstract provided.


Hanoi Journal, 1967, Carol Mceldowney, Elizabeth Mock, Suzanne Mccormack Dec 2006

Hanoi Journal, 1967, Carol Mceldowney, Elizabeth Mock, Suzanne Mccormack

Elizabeth Mock

Carol McEldowney was an activist for human rights issues and in the antiwar movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. As part of a group of ten activists, she traveled to North Vietnam in 1967 for a month long journey to learn about the Vietnamese people and their society to counter the censored images the activists believed were being presented by the U.S. government. Her journal of this trip details her observations and discussions on issues of the military, health and political issues, and women's roles in North Vietnam


The New Woman And The Politics Of The 1920s, Lynn Dumenil Dec 2006

The New Woman And The Politics Of The 1920s, Lynn Dumenil

Lynn Dumenil

No abstract provided.


Between Red Army And White Guard: Women In Budapest, 1918-1919, Eliza Ablovatski Dec 2005

Between Red Army And White Guard: Women In Budapest, 1918-1919, Eliza Ablovatski

Eliza Ablovatski

No abstract provided.


Through Women's Eyes : An American History With Documents, Ellen Dubois, Lynn Dumenil Dec 2004

Through Women's Eyes : An American History With Documents, Ellen Dubois, Lynn Dumenil

Lynn Dumenil

[This text] integrate[s] women's history into U.S. history while ensuring a balanced sense of the broad diversity of American women.-Back cover.


Zenzele: African Women’S Self-Help Organizations In South Africa, 1927-1998, Catherine Higgs Nov 2004

Zenzele: African Women’S Self-Help Organizations In South Africa, 1927-1998, Catherine Higgs

Catherine Higgs

The Zenzele clubs of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which date from the late 1920s, were founded by mission-educated African women who sought to improve the lives of rural African women by enhancing their subsistence farming and cooking skills and educating them about household cleanliness, basic child care, and health care. Unlike associations for African women in British colonial Africa, Zenzele clubs did not evolve into political organizations. In the white-run segregated and apartheid states that persisted through 1994, Zenzele women did not engage in direct political action; rather, they sought to unite African women across class and ethnic ...