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The Freedom of the Streets

The Freedom of the Streets Author Sharon E. Wood
ISBN-10 0807876534
Release 2006-03-08
Pages 344
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Gilded Age cities offered extraordinary opportunities to women--but at a price. As clerks, factory hands, and professionals flocked downtown to earn a living, they alarmed social critics and city fathers, who warned that self-supporting women were just steps away from becoming prostitutes. With in-depth research possible only in a mid-sized city, Sharon E. Wood focuses on Davenport, Iowa, to explore the lives of working women and the prostitutes who shared their neighborhoods. The single, self-supporting women who migrated to Davenport in the years following the Civil War saw paid labor as the foundation of citizenship. They took up the tools of public and political life to assert the respectability of paid employment and to confront the demon of prostitution. Wood offers cradle-to-grave portraits of individual girls and women--both prostitutes and "respectable" white workers--seeking to reshape their city and expand women's opportunities. As Wood demonstrates, however, their efforts to rewrite the sexual politics of the streets met powerful resistance at every turn from men defending their political rights and sexual power.

Feminism Sexuality and Politics

Feminism  Sexuality  and Politics Author Estelle B. Freedman
ISBN-10 0807877107
Release 2006-12-08
Pages 272
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One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B. Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. Over the past thirty years, she has produced a body of work in which scholarship and politics have never been mutually exclusive. This collection brings together eleven essays--eight previously published and three new--that document the evolving relationship between academic feminism and political feminism as Freedman has studied and lived it. Following an introduction that presents a map of the personal and intellectual trajectory of Freedman's work, the first section of essays, on the origins and strategies of women's activism in U.S. history, reiterates the importance of valuing women in a society that has long devalued their contributions. The second section, on the maintenance of sexual boundaries, explores the malleability of both sexual identities and sexual politics. Underlying the collection is an inquiry into the changing meanings of gender, sexuality, and politics during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries along with a concern for applying the insights of women's history broadly, from the classroom to the courthouse.

Urban Reform and Sexual Vice in Progressive Era Philadelphia

Urban Reform and Sexual Vice in Progressive Era Philadelphia Author James H. Adams
ISBN-10 9781498508698
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 230
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This book examines the intersection and interplay between Progressive-Era rhetoric regarding commercialized vice and the realities of prostitution in early-twentieth-century Philadelphia. Adams asserts that reformers constructed a cultural view of prostitution that was based more upon their perceptions of the trade than on reality itself.

The Evolution of American Urban History S2PCL

The Evolution of American Urban History   S2PCL Author Howard P. Chudacoff
ISBN-10 9781315511047
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 288
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This interesting and informative book shows how different groups of urban residents with different social, economic, and political power cope with the urban environment, struggle to make a living, participate in communal institutions, and influence the direction of cities and urban life. An absorbing book, The Evolution of American Urban Society surveys the dynamics of American urbanization from the sixteenth century to the present, skillfully blending historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, and focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. Key topics: Broad coverage includes: the Colonial Age, commercialization and urban expansion, life in the walking city, industrialization, newcomers, city politics, the social and physical environment, the 1920s and 1930s, the growth of suburbanization, and the future of modern cities. Market: An interesting and necessary read for anyone involved in urban sociology, including urban planners, city managers, and those in the urban political arena.

A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Author Christopher M. Nichols
ISBN-10 9781118913963
Release 2017-03-06
Pages 528
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A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era presents a collection of new historiographic essays covering the years between 1877 and 1920, a period which saw the U.S. emerge from the ashes of Reconstruction to become a world power. The single, definitive resource for the latest state of knowledge relating to the history and historiography of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Features contributions by leading scholars in a wide range of relevant specialties Coverage of the period includes geographic, social, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, ethnic, racial, gendered, religious, global, and ecological themes and approaches In today’s era, often referred to as a “second Gilded Age,” this book offers relevant historical analysis of the factors that helped create contemporary society Fills an important chronological gap in period-based American history collections

Annals of Iowa

Annals of Iowa Author Samuel Storrs Howe
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123441482
Release 2005
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Annals of Iowa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annals of Iowa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annals of Iowa book for free.

New Women of the Old Faith

New Women of the Old Faith Author Kathleen Sprows Cummings
ISBN-10 0807889849
Release 2009-02-15
Pages 296
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American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. Cummings highlights four women: Chicago-based journalist Margaret Buchanan Sullivan; Sister Julia McGroarty, SND, founder of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., one of the first Catholic women's colleges; Philadelphia educator Sister Assisium McEvoy, SSJ; and Katherine Eleanor Conway, a Boston editor, public figure, and antisuffragist. Cummings uses each woman's story to explore how debates over Catholic identity were intertwined with the renegotiation of American gender roles.

Building a Better Race

Building a Better Race Author Wendy Kline
ISBN-10 9780520246744
Release 2005-11-21
Pages 218
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"Building a Better Race powerfully demonstrates the centrality of eugenics during the first half of the twentieth century. Kline persuasively uncovers eugenics' unexpected centrality to modern assumptions about marriage, the family, and morality, even as late as the 1950s. The book is full of surprising connections and stories, and provides crucial new perspectives illuminating the history of eugenics, gender and normative twentieth-century sexuality."—Gail Bederman, author of Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the US, 1880-1917 "A strikingly fresh approach to eugenics.... Kline's work places eugenicists squarely at the center of modern reevaluations of females sexuality, sexual morality in general, changing gender roles, and modernizing family ideology. She insists that eugenic ideas had more power and were less marginal in public discourse than other historians have indicated."—Regina Morantz-Sanchez, author of Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn-of-the-Century Brooklyn

Republican women

Republican women Author Catherine E. Rymph
ISBN-10 0807829846
Release 2006
Pages 338
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In the wake of the Nineteenth Amendment, Republican women set out to forge a place for themselves within the Grand Old Party. As Catherine Rymph explains, their often conflicting efforts over the subsequent decades would leave a mark on both conservative politics and American feminism. Part of an emerging body of work on women's participation in partisan politics, Republican Women explores the dilemmas confronting progressive, conservative, and moderate Republican women as they sought to achieve a voice for themselves within the GOP. Rymph first examines women's grassroots organizing for the party in the decades following the initiation of women's suffrage. She then traces Marion Martin's efforts from 1938 to 1946 to shape the National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs, the party's increasing dependence on the work of women at the grassroots in the postwar years, and the eventual mobilization of many of these women behind Barry Goldwater, in defiance of party leaders. From the flux of the party's post-Goldwater years emerged two groups of women on a collision course: a group of party insiders calling themselves feminists challenged supporters of independent Republican Phyllis Schlafly's growing movement opposing the Equal Rights Amendment. Their battles over the meanings of gender, power, and Republicanism continued earlier struggles even as they helped shape the party's fundamental transformation in the Reagan years.

Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America

Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America Author Francesca Morgan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062828341
Release 2005
Pages 293
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Morgan examines the shaping of American identity and nationalism by white and black women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly through their work in clubs such as the multiracial Woman's Relief Corps, the National Association of Colored Women, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Interzones Author Kevin J. Mumford
ISBN-10 0231104928
Release 1997-01
Pages 238
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From black female prostitution to homosexual brothels, from taxi dance halls to speakeasies, Mumford reconstructs the mixed-race underworld of the Great Migration and the Progressive era to reveal how these subcultures transformed not only race relations, but American culture as well.

Program of the Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Program of the Annual Meeting   American Historical Association Author American Historical Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074916118
Release 2006
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.

Just Queer Folks

Just Queer Folks Author Colin R. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781439909997
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 264
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Most studies of lesbian and gay history focus on urban environments. Yet gender and sexual diversity were anything but rare in nonmetropolitan areas in the first half of the twentieth century. Just Queer Folks explores the seldom-discussed history of same-sex intimacy and gender nonconformity in rural and small-town America during a period when the now familiar concepts of heterosexuality and homosexuality were just beginning to take shape. Eschewing the notion that identity is always the best measure of what can be known about gender and sexuality, Colin R. Johnson argues instead for a queer historicist approach. In so doing, he uncovers a startlingly unruly rural past in which small-town eccentrics, "mannish" farm women, and cross-dressing Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees were often just queer folks so far as their neighbors were concerned. Written with wit and verve, Just Queer Folks upsets a whole host of contemporary commonplaces, including the notion that queer history is always urban history.

Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121661701
Release 2005
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Journal of Women s History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of Women s History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of Women s History book for free.

Terror in the Heart of Freedom

Terror in the Heart of Freedom Author Hannah Rosén
ISBN-10 9780807832028
Release 2009
Pages 407
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Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South


Program Author Organization of American Historians. Meeting
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020343262
Release 2005
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America History and Life

America  History and Life Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133520721
Release 2007
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.