Download E-books National Parks and the Woman's Voice: A History PDF

By Polly Welts Kaufman

This vigorous research offers a lacking bankruptcy within the background of the nation's upkeep of historical area and wild and scenic landscapes. Now to be had in paperback, it attracts on huge learn, together with thousands of private interviews. Kaufman provides the untold tale of women's contributions to the nationwide parks, making transparent for the 1st time the function of ladies who've contributed to shaping our nationwide park approach. additionally incorporated during this version is details on women's background websites within the nationwide parks.

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Download E-books World War II Allied Women's Services (Men-at-Arms) PDF

The contribution of ladies to the Allied conflict attempt in the course of international conflict II (1939-45) used to be sizeable. except their many important roles 'on the house front', a couple of million Soviet, 500,000 British and 200,000 American ladies, and tens of hundreds of thousands from different Allied international locations, served in uniform with the military. to place those figures in viewpoint: sufficient American ladies served to unfastened enough able-bodied males to shape 15 infantry divisions. It used to be not just within the USSR that their tasks took them into harm's means; 1000's of British Commonwealth and US servicewomen died, and plenty of have been adorned. This e-book provides a concise advent to the agency and uniforms of those companies, with an emphasis at the British and US forces.

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Download E-books Cultural Negotiations: The Role of Women in the Founding of Americanist Archaeology (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology) PDF

By David L. Browman

This meticulously researched reference paintings records the position of girls who contributed to the improvement of Americanist archaeology from 1865 to 1940. among the Civil battle and global conflict II, many girls went into anthropology and archaeology, fields that, at the start of this era, welcomed and made room for amateurs of either genders. yet over the years, the more and more specialist constitution of those fields decreased or maybe obscured the contributions of ladies as a result of their loss of entry to prestigious educational employment and publishing possibilities. consequently, a girl archaeologist in this interval frequently released her study less than her husband’s identify or as a junior writer together with her husband.

In Cultural Negotiations archaeologist David L. Browman has scoured the archaeological literature and archival files of a number of associations to carry the tales of greater than 2 hundred ladies in Americanist archaeology to gentle via special biographies that debate their contributions and guides. This paintings highlights how the social and cultural development of archaeology as a box marginalized ladies and should function a useful connection with these researchers who proceed to discover the heritage of girls within the sciences.

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Download E-books Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora PDF

By Joseph Sciorra

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identification, a cultural touchstone as strong as pasta and Neapolitan song. Out of the artifacts in their reminiscence and mind's eye, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, stitching, knitting, and crocheting to assist outline who they have been and who they've got develop into. This publication is an interdisciplinary selection of artistic paintings via authors of Italian starting place and educational essays. The inventive works from thirty-seven members comprise memoir, poetry, and visible arts whereas the gathering as a complete explores a mess of stories approximately and techniques to needlework and immigration from a transnational point of view, spanning the overdue 19th century to the overdue 20th century.

At the heart of the booklet, over thirty illustrations characterize Italian immigrant women’s needlework. The textual content unearths the various strategies through which an easy item, or perhaps the reminiscence of that item, turns into anything else via literary, visible, functionality, ethnographic, or serious reimagining. whereas basically serious about interpretations of needlework instead of the needlework itself, the editors and individuals to Embroidered Stories stay conscious of its background and its linked cultural values, which Italian immigrants introduced with them to the USA, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and handed directly to their descendants.

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Download E-books Medieval Women in Their Communities PDF

The lives of girls in non secular groups in overdue medieval Europe are the focus of this quantity which brings jointly a physique of unique examine via historians and literary students and discusses quite a few such groups in France, Germany and Wales. the point of view is usually broadened to incorporate the lives of girls relating to the local people in areas as a long way aside as East Anglia and southern Italy.

The quantity is an important contribution to a quick constructing box and will attraction not just to medieval experts yet all people with an curiosity in women's historical past and writing.

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Download E-books Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End PDF

As lately as 1960 few girls labored open air the house, married girls couldn't borrow cash of their personal names, colleges imposed strict quotas on girl candidates, and sexual harassment didn't exist as a felony thought. In Tidal Wave, Sara M. Evans, one in all our prime historians of girls in the USA, attracts on a rare diversity of interviews, data, and released resources to inform for the 1st time the magnificent tale of the previous 40 years in women's heritage.
Encompassing the so-called moment Wave of feminism (1960s and Seventies) and the 3rd Wave (1980s and 1990s), Evans demanding situations conventional interpretations of women's heritage at each flip. overlaying politics, economics, pop culture, marriage, and kinfolk, and together with the views of ladies starting from leaders of NOW to little-known girls who easily sought after extra out in their lives, Tidal Wave paints an enormous canvas of a society in upheaval. The movement's stunning good fortune is evinced, Evans notes, via the straightforward incontrovertible fact that we now stay in a rustic during which all ladies are feminists, in perform if no longer in identify.

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Download E-books Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter PDF

By Winson Hudson, Constance Curry

In 1963, Winson Hudson eventually registered to vote in Leake County, Mississippi, whilst she interpreted a part of the country structure by way of asserting, “It intended what it stated and it acknowledged what it meant.” Her first try out have been in 1937. A lifelong local of the agricultural, all-black group of concord, Winson has lived via probably the most racially oppressive classes in her state’s history--and has committed her existence to combatting discrimination. together with her sister Dovie, Winson filed the 1st lawsuit to desegregate the general public colleges in a rural county. aiding to set up the county NAACP bankruptcy in 1961, Winson served as its president for 38 years. Her paintings has integrated balloting rights, institution desegregation, overall healthiness care, executive loans, cell carrier, stable roads, housing, and childcare--issues that have been intertwined with the black freedom fight. Winson’s narrative, offered in her personal phrases with old heritage from famous writer and activist Constance Curry, is either effective and tragic, inspiring and traumatic. It illustrates the almost untold tale of the function that African American ladies performed within the civil rights move on the neighborhood point in black groups through the South.

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Download E-books G.I. Nightingales: The Army Nurse Corps in World War II PDF

"Weaving jointly info from professional assets and private interviews, Barbara Tomblin supplies the 1st full-length account of the U.S. military Nurse Corps within the moment global warfare. She describes how over 60,000 military nurses, all volunteers, cared for ill and wounded American squaddies in each theater of the battle, serving within the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the dust of Italy and northern Europe, or the warmth and mud of the center East. a number of the girls within the military Nurse Corps served in harmful hospitals close to front lines―201 nurses have been killed accidentally or enemy motion, and one other 1,600 received for meritorious carrier. those nurses handle the extraordinary problems of facing strive against and its results in global struggle II, and their tales are all of the extra important to women's and armed forces historians simply because they inform of the warfare from a truly diverse standpoint than that of male officials. even if they have been not able to accomplish complete equality for American ladies within the army in the course of international warfare II, military nurses did safe equivalent pay allowances and entire army rank, they usually proved past a doubt their skill and willingness to serve and preserve first-class criteria of nursing care below tricky and infrequently harmful stipulations.

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Download E-books To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells PDF

By Linda O. McMurry

Within the iteration that Frederick Douglass, no African American used to be extra renowned, or extra outspoken, than Ida B. Wells. heavily regarded as a rival to W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington for race management, Wells' profession begun amidst controversy whilst she sued a Tennessee railroad corporation for ousting her from a first-class motor vehicle, a felony conflict which introduced her lifelong dedication to journalism and activism. within the Nineties, Wells centred her eloquence at the horrors of lynching, exposing it as a common kind of racial terrorism. Backing powerful phrases with powerful activities, she lectured within the States and in a foreign country, prepared criminal illustration for black prisoners, employed investigators, based anti-lynching leagues, sought recourse from Congress, and extra. Wells was once an both forceful suggest for women's rights, yet parted methods with feminist allies who could subordinate racial justice to their reason. utilizing diary entries, letters, and released writings, McMurry illuminates Wells's fiery character, and the uncompromising method that usually misplaced her friendships whilst it gained nice victories. To preserve the Waters Troubled is an unforgettable account of a impressive girl and the and the days she helped to change.

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