Visionary Women

Visionary Women
Author: Andrea Barnet
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 9780062310729
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visionary Women Book Excerpt:

Four influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman’s career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. While they hailed from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall, and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture. All told, their efforts ignited a transformative progressive movement while offering people a new way to think about the world and a more positive way of living in it.

Women Who Invented the Sixties

Women Who Invented the Sixties
Author: Steve Golin
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2022-10-17
ISBN: 1496841492
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Invented the Sixties Book Excerpt:

While there were many protests in the 1950s—against racial segregation, economic inequality, urban renewal, McCarthyism, and the nuclear buildup—the movements that took off in the early 1960s were qualitatively different. They were sustained, not momentary; they were national, not just local; they changed public opinion, rather than being ignored. Women Who Invented the Sixties tells the story of how four women helped define the 1960s and made a lasting impression for decades to follow. In 1960, Ella Baker played the key role in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which became an essential organization for students during the civil rights movement and the model for the antiwar and women’s movements. In 1961, Jane Jacobs published The Death and Life of Great American Cities, changing the shape of urban planning irrevocably. In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, creating the modern environmental movement. And in 1963, Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique, which sparked second-wave feminism and created lasting changes for women. Their four separate interventions helped, together, to end the 1950s and invent the 1960s. Women Who Invented the Sixties situates each of these four women in the 1950s—Baker’s early activism with the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Jacobs’s work with Architectural Forum and her growing involvement in neighborhood protest, Carson’s conservation efforts and publications, and Friedan’s work as a labor journalist and the discrimination she faced—before exploring their contributions to the 1960s and the movements they each helped shape.

Visionary Women

Visionary Women
Author: Andrea Barnet
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 0062310747
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visionary Women Book Excerpt:

Winner of The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography Four influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman’s career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. While they hailed from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall, and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture. All told, their efforts ignited a transformative progressive movement while offering people a new way to think about the world and a more positive way of living in it.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN: 1476683123
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Book Excerpt:

Rachel Carson was a marine biologist credited with the founding of the ecology movement and the rise in ecofeminism. One of her most popular works was Silent Spring, which challenged the use of DDT (an insecticide infamous for its negative environmental effects) and questioned the claims of modern industry. Carson also wrote essays, reviews, articles, and speeches to educate the public about the impacts of chemical pollutants on both the environment and the human body. This literary companion provides readers with Carson's key messages via an A-to-Z index of topics discussed in her works including carcinogens, endangered species, and radioactivity.

Lady Bird Johnson Hiding in Plain Sight

Lady Bird Johnson  Hiding in Plain Sight
Author: Julia Sweig
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0812995910
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Bird Johnson Hiding in Plain Sight Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady's political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency. WINNER OF THE TEXAS BOOK AWARD • LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD • “[An] extensive, engaging new biography . . . in the Caro mold . . . To those who do not know [Lady Bird’s] story, Sweig’s book will come as a revelation.”—The New York Times “This riveting portrait gives us an important revision of a long-neglected First Lady.”—Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. 1–3 In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances—following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy—he had to decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The strategy memo she produced for him, emblematic of her own political acumen and largely overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades-long political partnership. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished and often her husband's secret weapon. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old-fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office, she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life in the White House, including urban planning and environmental pioneers like Jane Jacobs and Barbara Ward, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style of leadership and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson’s work in the White House, Julia Sweig is the first to draw substantially on Lady Bird’s own voice in her White House diaries to place Claudia Alta "Lady Bird” Johnson center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time—and an accomplished politician in her own right.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Alison Sant
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 1610918967
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ground Up Book Excerpt:

In From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, design expert Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. Sant presents 12 case studies, drawn from research and over 90 interviews with people who are working in these communities to make a difference. These efforts show how US cities are reclaiming their streets from cars, restoring watersheds, growing forests, and adapting shorelines to improve people's lives while addressing our changing climate. From the Ground Up is a call to action. When we make the places we live more climate resilient, we need to acknowledge and address the history of social and racial injustice. Advocates, non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and government officials will find examples of how to build alliances to support and embolden this vision together.

Falter

Falter
Author: Bill McKibben
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 1250178274
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falter Book Excerpt:

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history -- and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away. Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.

They Called Us Girls

They Called Us Girls
Author: Kathleen Courtenay Stone
Publsiher: Cynren Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 1947976257
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Called Us Girls Book Excerpt:

In mid-twentieth-century America, women faced a paradox. Thanks to their efforts, World War II production had been robust, and in the peace that followed, more women worked outside the home than ever before, even dominating some professions. Yet the culture, from politicians to corporations to television shows, portrayed the ideal woman as a housewife. Many women happily assumed that role, but a small segment bucked the tide—women who wanted to use their talents differently, in jobs that had always been reserved for men. In They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men, author Kathleen Stone meets seven of these unconventional women. In insightful, personalized portraits that span a half-century, Kathleen weaves stories of female ambition, uncovering the families, teachers, mentors, and historical events that led to unexpected paths. What inspired these women, and what can they teach women and girls today?

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs
Author: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0813537924
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Jacobs Book Excerpt:

"In this analysis of Jane Jacobs's ideas and work, Alice Sparberg Alexiou tells the story of a woman who without any formal training in planning became a prominent spokesperson for sensible urban change. Besides writing the seminal book about contemporary cities, Jacobs organized successful community battles in New York against powerful interests. Based on an array of interviews and primary source material, this book brings long-overdue attention to Jacobs's far-reaching influence as an original thinker and effective activist."--BOOK JACKET.

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs
Author: Dirk Schubert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 1317160630
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs Book Excerpt:

Jane Jacobs's famous book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) has challenged the discipline of urban planning and led to a paradigm shift. Controversial in the 1960s, most of her ideas became generally accepted within a decade or so after publication, not only in North America but worldwide, as the articles in this volume demonstrate. Based on cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches, this book offers new insights into her complex and often contrarian way of thinking as well as analyses of her impact on urban planning theory and the consequences for planning practice. Now, more than 50 years after the initial publication, in a period of rapid globalisation and deregulated approaches in planning, new challenges arise. The contributions in this book argue that it is not possible simply to follow Jane Jacobs's ideas to the letter, but instead it is necessary to contextualize them, to look for relevant lessons for cities and planners, and critically to re-evaluate why and how some of her ideas might be updated. Bringing together an international team of scholars and writers, this volume develops conclusions based on new research as to how her work can be re-interpreted under different circumstances and utilized in the current debate about the proclaimed ’millennium of the city’, the 21st century.

American Women during World War II

American Women during World War II
Author: Doris Weatherford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2009-10-16
ISBN: 1135201897
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Women during World War II Book Excerpt:

American Women during World War II documents the lives and stories of women who contributed directly to the war effort via official and semi-official military organizations, as well as the millions of women who worked in civilian defense industries, ranging from aircraft maintenance to munitions manufacturing and much more. It also illuminates how the war changed the lives of women in more traditional home front roles. All women had to cope with rationing of basic household goods, and most women volunteered in war-related programs. Other entries discuss institutional change, as the war affected every aspect of life, including as schools, hospitals, and even religion. American Women during World War II provides a handy one-volume collection of information and images suitable for any public or professional library.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives
Author: Kenneth T. Jackson,Karen Markoe,Arnie Markoe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 714
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives Book Excerpt:

Includes persons who made significant contributions while living in the United States, whether or not they were U.S. citizens, and who died in the five-year period covered by each volume. Includes an index by occupation.

Planning

Planning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: City planning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Book Excerpt:

Who s who in America

Who s who in America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2966
Release: 1899
ISBN: 9780837969756
Category: Biography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s who in America Book Excerpt: