The New Woman in Alabama

The New Woman in Alabama
Author: Mary Martha Thomas
Publsiher: University Alabama Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 0817360107
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Woman in Alabama Book Excerpt:

Between 1890 and 1920, middle-class white and black Alabama women created many clubs and organizations that took them out of the home and provided them with roles in the public sphere and spearheaded the drive to eliminate child labor, worked to improve the educational system, upgraded the jails and prisons, and created reform schools for both boys and girls. Thomas's book is the first of its kind to focus on the reform activities of women during the Progressive Era, and the first to consider the southern woman and all the organizations of middle-class black and white women in the South and particularly in Alabama

Alabama Women

Alabama Women
Author: Susan Youngblood Ashmore,Lisa Lindquist Dorr
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0820350796
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alabama Women Book Excerpt:

Another addition to the Southern Women series, Alabama Women celebrates women's histories in the Yellowhammer State by highlighting the lives and contributions of women and enriching our understanding of the past and present. Exploring such subjects as politics, arts, and civic organizations, this collection of eighteen biographical essays provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieux of women's lives in Alabama. Featured individuals include Augusta Evans Wilson, Maria Fearing, Julia S. Tutwiler, Margaret Murray Washington, Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, Ida E. Brandon Mathis, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Sara Martin Mayfield, Bess Bolden Walcott, Virginia Foster Durr, Rosa Parks, Lurleen Burns Wallace, Margaret Charles Smith, and Harper Lee. Contributors: -Nancy Grisham Anderson on Harper Lee -Harriet E. Amos Doss on the enslaved women surgical patients of J. Marion Sims -Wayne Flynt and Marlene Hunt Rikard on Pattie Ruffner Jacobs -Caroline Gebhard on Bess Bolden Walcott -Staci Simon Glover on the immigrant women in metropolitan Birmingham -Sharony Green on the Townsend Family -Sheena Harris on Margaret Murray Washington -Christopher D. Haveman on the women of the Creek Removal Era -Kimberly D. Hill on Maria Fearing -Tina Naremore Jones on Ruby Pickens Tartt -Jenny M. Luke on Margaret Charles Smith -Rebecca Cawood McIntyre on Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and Sara Martin Mayfield -Rebecca S. Montgomery on Ida E. Brandon Mathis -Paul M. Pruitt Jr. on Julia S. Tutwiler -Susan E. Reynolds on Augusta Evans Wilson -Patricia Sullivan on Virginia Foster Durr -Jeanne Theoharis on Rosa Parks -Susan Youngblood Ashmore on Lurleen Burns Wallace

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods
Author: Emily Blejwas
Publsiher: University Alabama Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0817320199
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods Book Excerpt:

Alabama’s history and culture revealed through fourteen iconic foods, dishes, and beverages The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods explores well-known Alabama food traditions to reveal salient histories of the state in a new way. In this book that is part history, part travelogue, and part cookbook, Emily Blejwas pays homage to fourteen emblematic foods, dishes, and beverages, one per chapter, as a lens for exploring the diverse cultures and traditions of the state. Throughout Alabama’s history, food traditions have been fundamental to its customs, cultures, regions, social and political movements, and events. Each featured food is deeply rooted in Alabama identity and has a story with both local and national resonance. Blejwas focuses on lesser-known food stories from around the state, illuminating the lives of a diverse populace: Poarch Creeks, Creoles of color, wild turkey hunters, civil rights activists, Alabama club women, frontier squatters, Mardi Gras revelers, sharecroppers, and Vietnamese American shrimpers, among others. A number of Alabama figures noted for their special contributions to the state’s foodways, such as George Washington Carver and Georgia Gilmore, are profiled as well. Alabama’s rich food history also unfolds through accounts of community events and a food-based economy. Highlights include Sumter County barbecue clubs, Mobile’s banana docks, Appalachian Decoration Days, cane syrup making, peanut boils, and eggnog parties. Drawing on historical research and interviews with home cooks, chefs, and community members cooking at local gatherings and for holidays, Blejwas details the myths, legends, and truths underlying Alabama’s beloved foodways. With nearly fifty color illustrations and fifteen recipes, The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods will allow all Alabamians to more fully understand their shared cultural heritage.

Alabama Baptists

Alabama Baptists
Author: Wayne Flynt,Professor Wayne Flynt
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 731
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780817309275
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alabama Baptists Book Excerpt:

A definitive history of Alabama's Baptist community--the state's dominant religious group--from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present reveals the Baptists' complex political sympathies, their interracial dynamics, and their influence on Alabama's politics. UP.

Midwestern Women

Midwestern Women
Author: Lucy Eldersveld Murphy,Wendy Hamand Venet
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780253211330
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midwestern Women Book Excerpt:

Examining four centuries of Midwestern women's history, contributors discuss ways these women's lives both resemble and differ from those of women of other regions. Midwestern female experience is shown to be distinctive in terms of degrees of migration, which resulted in the Midwest becoming a cultural crossroads.

Alabama in the Twentieth Century

Alabama in the Twentieth Century
Author: Wayne Flynt
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2004-10-10
ISBN: 081731430X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alabama in the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

A multifaceted study of Alabama's history over the course of the twentieth century features chapters on politics, education, women, religion, the arts, the military, and other vital topics, covering both Alabama's triumphs and low points.

Alabama

Alabama
Author: Edwin C. Bridges
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 0817358765
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alabama Book Excerpt:

Alabama: The Making of an American State is a thorough, accessible, and heavily illustrated history of Alabama, from its geological origins to the early twenty-first century, offering a vital new narrative of the history, culture, and identity of the state.

Sisterhood Questioned

Sisterhood Questioned
Author: Christine Bolt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-07-31
ISBN: 1134725655
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sisterhood Questioned Book Excerpt:

This readable and informative survey, including both new research and synthesis, provides the first close comparison of race, class and internationalism in the British and American women's movements during this period. Sisterhood Questioned assesses the nature and impact of divisions in the twentieth century American and British women's movements. In this lucidly written study, Christine Bolt sheds new light on these differences, which flourished in an era of political reaction, economic insecurity, polarizing nationalism and resurgent anti-feminism. The author reveals how the conflicts were seized upon and publicised by contemporaries, and how the activists themselves were forced to confront the increasingly complex tensions. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author demonstrates that women in the twentieth century continued to co-operate despite these divisions, and that feminist movements remained active right up to and beyond the reformist 1960s. It is invaluable reading for all those with an interest in American history, British history or women's studies.

Manners and Southern History

Manners and Southern History
Author: Ted Ownby
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1578069793
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manners and Southern History Book Excerpt:

The concept of southern manners may evoke images of debutantes being introduced to provincial society or it might conjure thoughts of the humiliating behavior white supremacists expected of African Americans under Jim Crow. The essays in Manners and Southern History analyze these topics and more. Scholars here investigate the myriad ways in which southerners from the Civil War through the civil rights movement understood manners. Contributors write about race, gender, power, and change. Essays analyze the ways southern white women worried about how to manage anger during the Civil War, the complexities of trying to enforce certain codes of behavior under segregation, and the controversy of college women's dating lives in the raucous 1920s. Writers study the background and meaning of Mardi Gras parades and debutante balls, the selective enforcement of antimiscegenation laws, and arguments over the form that opposition to desegregation should take. Concluding essays by Jane Dailey and John F. Kasson summarize and critique the other articles and offer a broader picture of the role that manners played in the social history of the South. Essays by Catherine Clinton, Joseph Crespino, Jane Dailey, Lisa Lindquist Dorr, Anya Jabour, John F. Kasson, Jennifer Ritterhouse, and Charles F. Robinson II Ted Ownby teaches history and southern studies at the University of Mississippi.

Freedom s Coming

Freedom s Coming
Author: Paul Harvey
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 1469606429
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom s Coming Book Excerpt:

In a sweeping analysis of religion in the post-Civil War and twentieth-century South, Freedom's Coming puts race and culture at the center, describing southern Protestant cultures as both priestly and prophetic: as southern formal theology sanctified dominant political and social hierarchies, evangelical belief and practice subtly undermined them. The seeds of subversion, Paul Harvey argues, were embedded in the passionate individualism, exuberant expressive forms, and profound faith of believers in the region. Harvey explains how black and white religious folk within and outside of mainstream religious groups formed a southern "evangelical counterculture" of Christian interracialism that challenged the theologically grounded racism pervasive among white southerners and ultimately helped to end Jim Crow in the South. Moving from the folk theology of segregation to the women who organized the Montgomery bus boycott, from the hymn-inspired freedom songs of the 1960s to the influence of black Pentecostal preachers on Elvis Presley, Harvey deploys cultural history in fresh and innovative ways and fills a decades-old need for a comprehensive history of Protestant religion and its relationship to the central question of race in the South for the postbellum and twentieth-century period.

The New Woman in the New South

The New Woman in the New South
Author: Barbara Claire Gamble
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Feminism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Woman in the New South Book Excerpt:

Treacherous Texts

Treacherous Texts
Author: Mary Chapman,Angela Mills
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN: 0813550750
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treacherous Texts Book Excerpt:

Treacherous Texts collects more than sixty literary texts written by smart, savvy writers who experimented with genre, aesthetics, humor, and sex appeal in an effort to persuade American readers to support woman suffrage. Although the suffrage campaign is often associated in popular memory with oratory, this anthology affirms that suffragists recognized early on that literature could also exert a power to move readers to imagine new roles for women in the public sphere. Uncovering startling affinities between popular literature and propaganda, Treacherous Texts samples a rich, decades-long tradition of suffrage literature created by writers from diverse racial, class, and regional backgrounds. Beginning with sentimental fiction and polemic, progressing through modernist and middlebrow experiments, and concluding with post-ratification memoirs and tributes, this anthology showcases lost and neglected fiction, poetry, drama, literary journalism, and autobiography; it also samples innovative print cultural forms devised for the campaign, such as valentines, banners, and cartoons. Featured writers include canonical figures such as Stowe, Fern, Alcott, Gilman, Djuna Barnes, Marianne Moore, Millay, Sui Sin Far, and Gertrude Stein, as well as writers popular in their day but, until now, lost to ours.

Gettysburg Requiem

Gettysburg Requiem
Author: Glenn W. LaFantasie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2006-07-04
ISBN: 9780198038955
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg Requiem Book Excerpt:

William C. Oates is best remembered as the Confederate officer defeated at Gettysburg's Little Round Top, losing a golden opportunity to turn the Union's flank and win the battle--and perhaps the war. Now, Glenn W. LaFantasie--bestselling author of Twilight at Little Round Top--has written a gripping biography of Oates, a narrative that reads like a novel and that reveals, for the first time, the compelling and sometimes astonishing dimensions of this remarkable individual. Oates was no moonlight-and-magnolias Southerner, as LaFantasie shows. Raised in the hard-scrabble Wiregrass Country of Alabama, he ran away from home as a teenager, roamed through Louisiana and Texas--where he took up card sharking--and finally returned to Alabama, to pull himself up by his bootstraps and become a respected attorney. During the war, he rose to the rank of colonel, served under Stonewall Jackson and Lee, was wounded six times and lost an arm. Returning home, he became wealthy investing in land and cotton, married a woman half his age, and launched a successful political career, becoming a seven-term congressman and ultimately governor. LaFantasie shows how, for Oates and many others of his generation, the war never really ended--he remained devoted to the Lost Cause, and spent the rest of his life waging the political battles of Reconstruction. Yet in one of the final acts of his political career, Oates championed the cause of suffrage for black Americans, delivering an impassioned speech at his state's constitutional convention. Here then is a richly evocative story of Southern life before, Fduring, and after the Civil War, based on first-time and exclusive access to family papers and never-before-seen archives. Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy

Talk with You Like a Woman

Talk with You Like a Woman
Author: Cheryl D. Hicks
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0807834246
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk with You Like a Woman Book Excerpt:

With this book, Cheryl Hicks brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early twentieth-century New York. Hicks compares the ideals of racial upl

Wicked Women of Alabama

Wicked Women of Alabama
Author: Jeremy W. Gray
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-06-21
ISBN: 1439672695
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Women of Alabama Book Excerpt:

While men commit most of Alabama's crimes, women have written some of the darkest chapters in state history. Poisoners who murdered dozens. A mob icon who captivated millions. An anti-government cop killer. A madam whose courage lifted her from shame to legend. A mummified woman shrouded in mystery. Whether they enjoyed the spotlight or weaponized their status as unlikely suspects, these women left scandal and misery in their wake. Journalist Jeremy W. Gray digs into the sordid mess left behind by some of the most notorious women in Alabama history.

A History of Women in the United States

A History of Women in the United States
Author: Doris Weatherford
Publsiher: Grolier, Incorporated
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Women in the United States Book Excerpt:

This four-volume reference is intended for high school students and above, as well as the general public. The first volume opens with introductory essays on the history of feminism; on women in various eras (from early America through World War II and postwar eras); and on women's history in terms of political participation and social activism, race and ethnicity, and cultural representation. These essays are signed and include references. Following are alphabetically arranged state articles, each opening with a literary quote (by a woman) and comprising a narrative history supplemented with boxed features spotlighting events, people, and trends; a timeline; a biographical section on prominent women; a description of relevant sites; resources; a state map; primary document excerpts; and a chart of key statistical information. Appendices include a chronology, primary documents, statistical tables, and an extensive general bibliography. Numerous scholars contributed, working under the editorial leadership of Weatherford (U. of South Florida). Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Impertinences

Impertinences
Author: Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0803287860
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impertinences Book Excerpt:

Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie is a collection of articles, editorials, and narratives by Elia Peattie written during her tenure at the Omaha World-Herald from 1888 to 1896, richly illustrated with photographs from the period. Elia (Wilkinson) Peattie (1862?1935) was born during the Civil War and came of age at the advent of the era of the New Woman. In many ways Peattie embodied this new age of independence for women, writing both fiction and journalism and becoming one of the first Plains women to write editorial columns in a major newspaper that addressed public issues. ø Not shy with her opinions about current events in the state of Nebraska in the late nineteenth century, Peattie tackled subjects such as the Wounded Knee Massacre, capital punishment and lynchings, prostitution, the Omaha stockyards, beet-field workers in Grand Island, schools and child rearing, the need for orphanages, shelters for unwed mothers, charity hospitals, and the New Woman. ø Editor Susanne George Bloomfield includes a biography of Peattie, who is described as "tall, dignified, and kindly, and possessing a wicked sense of humor." Peattie's work now stands as a rare and valuable history of Nebraska, showing us a lively frontier society through the eyes of a woman engaged in the life of her community and her own struggle to balance her family and career

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do
Author: Stephanie J. Shaw
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 1996-05-15
ISBN: 9780226751191
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do Book Excerpt:

Stephanie J. Shaw takes us into the inner world of American black professional women during the Jim Crow era. This is a story of struggle and empowerment, of the strength of a group of women who worked against daunting odds to improve the world for themselves and their people. Shaw's remarkable research into the lives of social workers, librarians, nurses, and teachers from the 1870s through the 1950s allows us to hear these women's voices for the first time. The women tell us, in their own words, about their families, their values, their expectations. We learn of the forces and factors that made them exceptional, and of the choices and commitments that made them leaders in their communities. What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do brings to life a world in which African-American families, communities, and schools worked to encourage the self-confidence, individual initiative, and social responsibility of girls. Shaw shows us how, in a society that denied black women full professional status, these girls embraced and in turn defined an ideal of "socially responsible individualism" that balanced private and public sphere responsibilities. A collective portrait of character shaped in the toughest circumstances, this book is more than a study of the socialization of these women as children and the organization of their work as adults. It is also a study of leadership—of how African American communities gave their daughters the power to succeed in and change a hostile world.

Fitzgerald s New Women

Fitzgerald s New Women
Author: Sarah Beebe Fryer
Publsiher: Umi Research Press
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fitzgerald s New Women Book Excerpt:

Alabama Politics in the Twenty First Century

Alabama Politics in the Twenty First Century
Author: William H. Stewart
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0817319271
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alabama Politics in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Alabama Politics in the Twenty-First Century is an expansive and accessible primer on Alabama state politics, past and present, which provides an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the twenty-second state's distinctive political machinery.