By Glenna Matthews
An encyclopedia of yank women's background, this entire reference ebook positive factors in-depth articles on tendencies (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social events (civil rights, feminism), rules and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, ladies in Congress), corporations (Girl Scouts of the United States, League of girls Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key felony circumstances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and guides (Ramona, assertion of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's well-being, ladies in tune and literature), and biographies of awesome American ladies. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford heritage of girls within the United States.
Oxford's Student partners to American History are state of the art references for faculty and residential, particularly designed and written for a long time 12 via grownup. each one booklet is a concise yet entire A-to-Z advisor to an important historic interval or topic in U.S. background, with articles on key concerns and admired participants. The authors--distinguished students famous of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, up to date, and obtainable. designated good points comprise an introductory part on the best way to use the booklet, extra interpreting lists, cross-references, chronology, and entire index.
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Hearst, the first woman regent for the University of California, believed in Morgan's gift and became her patron. With this sponsorship, Morgan went on to design some 800 structures in northern California and to leave her imprint on the region. She also designed the flamboyant home of Phoebe Hearst's son, media baron William Randolph Hearst, in San Simeon, California. During the course of the 20th century, women gradually assumed respected roles as interior designers and decorators, so they were beginning to be taken seriously as professionals in a related field.
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.
There was little public discussion of sexuality in those years—let alone lesbian and gay sexuality—but it seems to 45 B O U R K E - W H I T E , M A R G A R E T T have been generally assumed that a Boston marriage was sexless. Now modern scholars are not so sure. In any case, many women of high achievement, such as those who pioneered university teaching, lived in Boston marriages, apparently with great satisfaction. Writer Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Adams Fields, a publishing magnate's widow, for example, developed a romantic friendship which became a long-term union when their father and husband (respectively) died.