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Book American Wife

    Book Details:
  • Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-09-02
  • ISBN : 1588367533
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read book American Wife written by Curtis Sittenfeld and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-09-02 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and fate into a brilliant portrait of a first lady—from the author of Rodham and Eligible “Terrific . . . an intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time • People • Entertainment Weekly A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with—and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Rocky Mountain News • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Washington Post Book World

Book African American Women During the Civil War

Download or read book African American Women During the Civil War written by Ella Forbes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience. Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers, scouts, nurses, cooks, seamstresses, laundresses, recruiters, relief workers, organizers, teachers, activists and survivors. They carried the honor of the race on their shoulders, insisting on their right to be treated as "ladies" and knowing that their conduct was a direct reflection on the African American community as a whole. For too long, black women have been rendered invisible in traditional Civil War history and marginal in African American chronicles. This book addresses this lack by reclaiming and resurrecting the role of African American females, individually and collectively, during the Civil War. It brings their contributions, in the words of a Civil War participant, Susie King Taylor, "in history before the people."

Book Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics  Third Edition

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics Third Edition written by Lynne Ford and published by Infobase Holdings, Inc. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 694 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, Third Edition contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. This informative A-to-Z volume contains hundreds of entries covering the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. Entries include: Abortion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The birth control movement Black Lives Matter Hillary Rodham Clinton Deb Haaland Domestic violence Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Glass ceiling League of Women Voters #MeToo movement Michelle Obama Sonia Sotomayor Elizabeth Warren and many more.

Book Nineteenth Century American Women Write Religion

Download or read book Nineteenth Century American Women Write Religion written by Mary McCartin Wearn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nineteenth-century American women’s culture was immersed in religious experience and female authors of the era employed representations of faith to various cultural ends. Focusing primarily on non-canonical texts, this collection explores the diversity of religious discourse in nineteenth-century women’s literature. The contributors examine fiction, political writings, poetry, and memoirs by professional authors, social activists, and women of faith, including Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Louisa May Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, Harriet E. Wilson, Sarah Piatt, Julia Ward Howe, Julia A. J. Foote, Lucy Mack Smith, Rebecca Cox Jackson, and Fanny Newell. Embracing the complexities of lived religion in women’s culture-both its repressive and its revolutionary potential-Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion articulates how American women writers adopted the language of religious sentiment for their own cultural, political, or spiritual ends.

Book A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists

Download or read book A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists written by Donna Hightower-Langston and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents biographical profiles of American women leaders and activists, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

Book Women and the American Legal Order

Download or read book Women and the American Legal Order written by Karen Maschke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Daily Life of Women in Postwar America

Download or read book Daily Life of Women in Postwar America written by Nancy Hendricks and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Beatniks to Sputnik and from Princess Grace to Peyton Place, this book illuminates the female half of the U.S. population as they entered a "brave new world" that revolutionized women's lives. After World War II, the United States was the strongest, most powerful nation in the world. Life was safe and secure—but many women were unhappy with their lives. What was going on behind the closed doors of America's "picture-perfect" houses? This volume includes chapters on the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious lives of the average American woman after World War II. Chapters examine topics such as the entertainment industry's evolving concept of womanhood; Supreme Court decisions; the shifting idea of women and careers; advertising; rural, urban, and suburban life; issues women of color faced; and child rearing and other domestic responsibilities. A timeline of important events and glossary help to round out the text, along with further readings and a bibliography to point readers to additional resources for their research. Ideal for students in high school and college, this volume provides an important look at the revolutionary transformation of women's lives in the decades following World War II.

Book Women in Early America

    Book Details:
  • Author : Carol Berkin
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2015-03-20
  • ISBN : 1479890472
  • Pages : 306 pages

Download or read book Women in Early America written by Carol Berkin and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2015-03-20 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic Women in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women—both ordinary and elite, enslaved and free, Indigenous and immigrant—who lived and worked in not only British mainland America, but also New Spain, New France, New Netherlands, and the West Indies. In these essays we learn about the conditions that women faced during the Salem witchcraft panic and the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico; as indentured servants in early Virginia and Maryland; caught up between warring British and Native Americans; as traders in New Netherlands and Detroit; as slave owners in Jamaica; as Loyalist women during the American Revolution; enslaved in the President’s house; and as students and educators inspired by the air of equality in the young nation. Foster showcases the latest research of junior and senior historians, drawing from recent scholarship informed by women’s and gender history—feminist theory, gender theory, new cultural history, social history, and literary criticism. Collectively, these essays address the need for scholarship on women’s lives and experiences. Women in Early America heeds the call of feminist scholars to not merely reproduce male-centered narratives, “add women, and stir,” but to rethink master narratives themselves so that we may better understand how women and men created and developed our historical past.

Book Latin American Women Writers

Download or read book Latin American Women Writers written by Myriam Yvonne Jehenson and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.

Book The Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America

Download or read book The Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America written by Sandra Opdycke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking at general trends and specific items such as life in a tenement, women working overseas in World War I, the production of cosmetics in the 1920s, and new female immigration, this atlas portrays the history of American women from a vivid geographical and demographic perspective. In a variety of colorful maps and charts, this important new work documents milestones in the evolution of the social and political rights of women. Coverage includes the rise of reform movements such as temperance, women's suffrage, and abolition during the 19th century, and contraception, abortion rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment in the 20th. Also inlcludes 50 color maps.

Book The Religious History of American Women

Download or read book The Religious History of American Women written by Catherine A. Brekus and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was hanged for heresy; Lizzie Robinson, a former slave and laundress who sold Bibles door to door; Sally Priesand, a Reform rabbi; Estela Ruiz, who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary--how do these women's stories change our understanding of American religious history and American women's history? In this provocative collection of twelve essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics--including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment--the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history. Contributors: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School Anthea D. Butler, University of Rochester Emily Clark, Tulane University Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame Amy Koehlinger, Florida State University Janet Moore Lindman, Rowan University Susanna Morrill, Lewis and Clark College Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Augustana College Pamela S. Nadell, American University Elizabeth Reis, University of Oregon Marilyn J. Westerkamp, University of California, Santa Cruz

Book American Women s Autobiography

Download or read book American Women s Autobiography written by Margo Culley and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focus on the works of Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gertrude Stein, Mary McCarthy, Maxine Hong Kingston, and others.

Book Fertility of American Women

Download or read book Fertility of American Women written by and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book American Women s History  A Very Short Introduction

Download or read book American Women s History A Very Short Introduction written by Susan Ware and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-15 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1607, Powhatan teenager Pocahontas first encountered English settlers when John Smith was brought to her village as a captive. In 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment gave women the constitutional right to vote. And in 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps lifted its ban on women in active combat, allowing female marines to join the sisterhood of American women who stand at the center of this country's history. Between each of these signal points runs the multi-layered experience of American women, from pre-colonization to the present. In American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction Susan Ware emphasizes the richly diverse experiences of American women as they were shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, geographical location, age, and sexual orientation. The book begins with a comprehensive look at early America, with gender at the center, making it clear that women's experiences were not always the same as men's, and looking at the colonizers as well as the colonized, along with issues of settlement, slavery, and regional variations. She shows how women's domestic and waged labor shaped the Northern economy, and how slavery affected the lives of both free and enslaved Southern women. Ware then moves through the tumultuous decades of industrialization and urbanization, describing the 19th century movements led by women (temperance, moral reform, and abolitionism), She links women's experiences to the familiar events of the Civil War, the Progressive Era, and World War I, culminating in 20th century female activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism. Ware explores the major transformations in women's history, with attention to a wide range of themes from political activism to popular culture, the work force and the family. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this Very Short Introduction recognizes women as a force in American history and, more importantly, tells women's history as American history. At the core of Ware's narrative is the recognition that gender - the changing historical and cultural constructions of roles assigned to the biological differences of the sexes - is central to understanding the history of American women's lives, and to the history of the United States. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Book American Women Missionaries at Kobe College  1873 1909

Download or read book American Women Missionaries at Kobe College 1873 1909 written by Noriko Kawamura Ishii and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines one aspect of American women's professionalization and the implications of the cross-cultural dialogue between American woman missionaries and Japanese students and supporters at Kobe College between 1873 and 1909.

Book Perceptions of African American Women About Their Dietary Habits

Download or read book Perceptions of African American Women About Their Dietary Habits written by Christine Dial-Benton and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-08-29 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent years have seen a tremendous growth in scientific knowledge of the relationship between diet and health. This increase in knowledge has informed dietary recommendations to promote health. It has also started a campaign to educate Americans on more healthful eating habits. (Guthrie, Derby and Levy, 1994). American consumers show a high level of awareness of the relationship between their diets and serious diseases such as heart disease and cancer. (Derby and Fein, 1995). Public health campaigns, along with growing media attention to diet and health topics have raised awareness among less educated as well as the more educated consumers (Ippolito and Mathios, 1996). This study will provide an up-to-date picture of the degree to which three groups of African American women are meeting dietary recommendations. The women in the study will be grouped according to age, income and education. They will complete a survey concerning their dietary habits. This study was designed in hopes that it would contribute to the evolving literature concerning the factors that promote general poor health among African American women.

Book Sacred Femininity and the Politics of Affect in African American Women s Fiction

Download or read book Sacred Femininity and the Politics of Affect in African American Women s Fiction written by Vicent Cucarella Ramón and published by Universitat de València. This book was released on 2018-10-25 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the way in which African American women writers (Hannah Crafts, Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison) have followed the spiritual endeavor of black Christianity as created by early nineteenth-century spiritual narratives to construct a sacred reading of the black female self. The sacred femininity that puts the ethics and aesthetics of African American women at the center of a certain mode of (African) Americanness relies on a view of spirituality that joins women ontologically and validates affective modes of representation as an innovative means to obtain social and personal empowerment.