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American Women's History: A Student Companion by Glenna Matthews PDF

By Glenna Matthews

ISBN-10: 0195113179

ISBN-13: 9780195113174

ISBN-10: 1423774256

ISBN-13: 9781423774259

An encyclopedia of yankee women's background, this accomplished reference ebook gains in-depth articles on tendencies (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social pursuits (civil rights, feminism), principles and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, ladies in Congress), companies (Girl Scouts of the USA, League of girls Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key felony instances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, files and courses (Ramona, statement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's overall healthiness, girls in track and literature), and biographies of awesome American ladies. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford heritage of ladies within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are cutting-edge references for faculty and residential, in particular designed and written for a long time 12 via grownup. every one e-book is a concise yet accomplished A-to-Z advisor to an incredible ancient interval or subject in U.S. heritage, with articles on key matters and in demand members. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are actual, up to date, and available. precise positive aspects comprise an introductory part on easy methods to use the ebook, extra interpreting lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.

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She also led the Red Cross in broadening its activities to include relief after natural disasters. SEE ALSO American Red Cross; Civil War; Nursing FURTHER READING Burton, David Henry. Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity. : Greenwood Press, 1995. Oates, Stephen B. A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War. New York: Free Press, 1994. Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Clara Barton. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. Beauty pageants The Miss America pageant, founded in 1921, was the first national beauty contest in the United States.

S. S. Constitution should have overridden an Illinois court decision forbidding her, as a married woman, from practicing law. This was a historic suit—although unsuccessful—because it was the first attempt to use the amendment to extend women's rights. From an abolitionist family, Bradwell studied law under the tutelage of her lawyer husband. S. Sanitary Commission, which raised money and gathered supplies for hospitals. She then edited The Chicago Legal News, a journal respected throughout the Midwest for its summaries of legal developments.

Television executives worried that the audience might not accept a man who spoke with a pronounced accent, but they need not have: viewers loved the relationship between the two, married both on and off the set. "Lucy" was always trying to wheedle her way into her husband's nightclub act, and "Ricky" always found a way to prevent that from happening. I Love Lucy ran from 1951 to 1957, followed by other less successful "Lucy" shows featuring both actors together or Ball as a single woman. In fact, Ball and Arnaz divorced in 1960—they had had two 33 m^^*m B A R T O N , children—and in 1961 Ball married actor Gary Morton.

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