Women's Roles in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Jennine Hurl-Eamon

By Jennine Hurl-Eamon

Through the 18th century, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, protoindustrialization, and colonial conquest made their marks on women's lives in quite a few methods. Women's Roles in Eighteenth-Century Europe examines ladies of every age and social backgrounds as they skilled the foremost occasions of this tumultuous interval of sweeping social and political switch. The ebook bargains an inclusive portrayal of ladies from throughout Europe, surveying countries from Portugal to the Russian Empire, from Finland to Italy, together with the usually missed ladies of jap Europe. It depicts queens, an empress, noblewomen, peasants, and midwives. Separate chapters on family members, paintings, politics, legislation, faith, arts and sciences, and warfare discover the various contexts of the female adventure, from the main intimate features of way of life to wide issues and prerequisites.

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Women and the Colonial State: Essays on Gender and Modernity by Elsbeth Locher-Scholten

By Elsbeth Locher-Scholten

Lady and the Colonial nation offers with the ambiguous courting among ladies of either the eu and the Indonesian inhabitants and the colonial kingdom within the former Netherlands Indies within the first half the 20th century. in keeping with new info from a number of assets: colonial data, journals, loved ones manuals, kid's literature, and press surveys, it analyses the women-state dating by means of offering 5 empirical experiences on matters, during which girls figured prominently on the time: Indonesian labour, Indonesian servants in colonial houses, Dutch colonial model and foodstuff, the feminist fight for the vote and the serious debate approximately monogamy of and through ladies on the finish of the Nineteen Thirties. An introductory essay combines the results of the case reviews and relates these to debates approximately Orientalism, the development of whiteness, and to questions of modernity and the colonial nation formation.

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Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome by Anthony A. Barrett

By Anthony A. Barrett

This is often the 1st biography in English of 1 of Rome's most renowned and notorious ladies, Livia (58 BC-AD 29), spouse of Augustus and mom of Tiberius, who ruled imperial politics for many years. the 1st 1/2 the research provides a chronological historical past of her outstanding lifestyles by way of a thematic exploration of the massive impression she had which used to be a continuing resource of competition among Livia and Tiberius. virtually half the publication contains appendices, resources and notes, leaving the 1st a part of the learn extra available to basic readers. this can be a scholarly paintings which strives to right the lasting effect that Robert Graves (in I Claudius ) has left of a manipulative murderess.

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Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the American West by Renee M. Laegreid

By Renee M. Laegreid

When the city of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, it brought a brand new type of rodeo queen—not a touring cowgirl performer yet a tender, middle-class girl from its personal city. Riding Pretty examines the historical past, evolution, and value of the community-sponsored rodeo queen, from the creation of this new phenomenon on the 1910 Pendleton Round-Up to the arrival of pass over Rodeo the US in 1956, and locations the most theme—connection of queens to community—within the context of the evolution of rodeo as a spectator recreation and the altering techniques of gender kinfolk within the American West.

The version for community-sponsored rodeo queens that originated in Pendleton steadily unfold to different rodeos during the West, giving younger women the chance to take part either in rodeo and of their groups. From 1910 to 1956, the community-sponsored rodeo queen’s position increased, either by way of her tasks and when it comes to the neighborhood she represented, neighborhood, local, and nationwide. whereas every one neighborhood tailored the rodeo queen phenomenon to fit the features of its personal social gathering, the most features of the position remained: the rodeo queen as a logo of the neighborhood rodeo and as a metaphor for western women.

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While the Women Only Wept: Loyalist Refugee Women in Eastern by Janice Potter-MacKinnon

By Janice Potter-MacKinnon

Potter-MacKinnon argues that the significance of the Loyalist women's endeavours used to be obscured within the ancient checklist simply because such a lot bills of the Loyalist event have been supplied by means of Loyalist males. She records the women's very important providers to the Crown in supplying details and safe haven to Loyalist warring parties, conserving open verbal exchange with local allies, and aiding provision the Loyalist forces. whereas the ladies in basic terms Wept contributes a major new viewpoint to Loyalist literature and provides one more bankruptcy to women's history.

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Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945--1965 by Linda Eisenmann

By Linda Eisenmann

This heritage explores the character of postwar advocacy for women's better schooling, acknowledging its certain courting to the expectancies of the period and spotting its specific kind of adaptive activism. Linda Eisenmann illuminates the effect of this advocacy within the postwar period, determining a hyperlink among women's activism in the course of international warfare II and the women's circulate of the past due Sixties. even though the postwar interval has been portrayed as an period of family retreat for girls, Eisenmann unearths another way as she explores parts of establishment construction and gender knowledge. In an period uncomfortable with feminism, this new release endorsed person determination making instead of collective motion by means of expert ladies, regularly conceding their advanced tasks as better halves and mothers.By redefining our knowing of activism and assessing women's efforts in the context in their milieu, this leading edge paintings reclaims an period usually denigrated for its loss of awareness to ladies.

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Battle cries and lullabies: women in war from prehistory to by Linda Grant De Pauw

By Linda Grant De Pauw

Protecting millions of years and spanning the globe, Linda provide De Pauw explores the numerous roles girls have performed in struggle, as warriors, nurses, spies, intercourse staff, other halves, moms of infantrymen, intercourse employees, leaders of armies into conflict and as luggage vendors marching within the rear. 24 illustrations.

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Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to by Paul Johnson

By Paul Johnson

A galaxy of mythical figures from the annals of Western history

In this enlightening and wonderful paintings, Paul Johnson, the bestselling writer of Intellectuals and Creators, ways the topic of heroism with stirring examples of guys and ladies from all ages, stroll of existence, and nook of the planet who've encouraged and reworked not just their very own cultures however the whole international to boot.

Heroes contains:

Samson, Judith, and Deborah • Henry V and Joan of Arc • Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh • George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson • Emily Dickinson • Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee • Mae West and Marilyn Monroe • Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II

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Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill on Sexual Equality: by Vincent Guillin

By Vincent Guillin

Vincent Guillin makes use of the problem of sexual equality as a prism during which to check vital changes - epistemological, methodological and theoretical - among Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill. He succeeds in displaying how their differing conceptions of technological know-how and human nature impression and impact their respective ways to philosophy and to the research of woman (in)equality specifically. Guillin shines a vivid searchlight into long-neglected points of either men's considering - for instance, Mill's thought to build an 'ethology', or technological know-how of character-formation, and Comte's likely extraordinary curiosity in phrenology - and the ways that those formed their perspectives of women's highbrow and political capacities. Guillin's wide-ranging research examines either men's significant and minor works, their correspondence with each other, and the explanations for the ultimate acrimonious holiday among of the 19th century's most unusual and demanding thinkers.

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