Download E-books The First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, An Intimate Portrait of the Women Who Shaped America PDF

By Feather Schwartz Foster

The Legacies and Personalities that equipped the White House

As a tender country grew into its personal, it used to be not only the presidents who led the way in which. The striking ladies of the White residence, usually missed by means of background, had a heavy hand within the shaping of the US. The earliest First girls of the USA left numerous untold legacies in the back of after their position on the White residence was once over.

Decidedly assorted from their modern-day opposite numbers, the nation's first presidential better halves made their effect no longer by way of political coverage or vast social and civic provider, yet as a substitute with distinct, own, and sometimes long-lasting accomplishments.

Read the unforgettable tales of how:

Martha Washington set the tone for First girls and walked the high-quality line among royal pretention and republican accessibility.

Sarah Polk labored diligently, regularly giving the excessive place of work her utmost attention.

Julia Grant not just tailored to the ups and downs of her husband's political profession, yet flourished anywhere she landed.

And it used to be Nellie Taft's ambition that finally led her husband to the presidency.

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Download E-books First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies PDF

By Kate Andersen Brower

From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the groundbreaking backstairs examine the White residence, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making examine the genuine smooth strength agents at 1600 Pennsylvania street: the 1st women, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

One of the main underestimated—and challenging—positions on this planet, the 1st girl of the USA has to be many stuff: an inspiring chief with a forward-thinking time table of her personal; a savvy baby-kisser, expert at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a spouse and mom working less than consistent scrutiny; and an capable CEO liable for the graceful operation of numerous companies and particular occasions on the White apartment. Now, as she did in her destroy no 1 bestseller The Residence, former White apartment correspondent Kate Andersen Brower attracts on a wide range of untapped, candid sources—from place of abode employees and social secretaries to associates and political advisers—to inform the tales of the 10 impressive girls who've outlined that function given that 1960.

Brower deals new insights into this privileged team of outstanding girls, together with Jacqueline Kennedy, girl chook Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The tales she stocks diversity from the heartwarming to the stunning and tragic, exploring every thing from the 1st girls’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with different first girls to their private and non-private relationships with their husbands. She additionally deals a close and insightful new portrait of 1 of the most-watched first girls of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years within the White condominium may well let us know approximately her personal ancient presidential run . . . and what existence will be like with the nation’s first First Husband.

Candid and illuminating, this primary crew biography of the fashionable first women offers a revealing examine lifestyles upstairs and downstairs on the world’s strongest address.

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Download E-books Refusing the Favor: The Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe, 1820-1880 PDF

Refusing the Favor tells the little-known tale of the Spanish-Mexican girls who observed their place of origin develop into a part of New Mexico. A corrective to standard narratives of the interval, it rigorously and lucidly records the results of colonization, taking a look heavily at how the ladies lived either earlier than and after the USA took keep watch over of the zone.

targeting Santa Fe, which used to be lengthy one of many biggest towns west of the Mississippi, Deena González demonstrates that women's responses to the conquest have been remarkably different and that their efforts to maintain their tradition have been advanced and long-lasting. Drawing on more than a few resources, from newspapers to wills, deeds, and courtroom documents, González indicates that the swap to U.S. territorial prestige did little to complement or empower the Spanish-Mexican population. The overwhelming majority, actually, came across themselves fast impoverished, and this pattern towards low-paid exertions, really for ladies, keeps even this present day. González either examines the long term outcomes of colonization and attracts illuminating parallels with the reviews of different minorities.

Refusing the Favor additionally describes how and why Spanish-Mexican girls have remained invisible within the histories of the zone for therefore lengthy. It avoids casting the tale as easily "bad" Euro-American migrants and "good" local community by means of emphasizing the concrete information of ways girls lived. It covers each point in their event, from their roles as businesswomen to the consequences of intermarriage, and it offers a necessary key to the background of recent Mexico. a person with an curiosity in Western historical past, gender reviews, Chicano/a stories, or the historical past of borderlands and colonization will locate the publication a useful source and guide.

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Download E-books Pious and Rebellious: Jewish Women in Medieval Europe (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & HBI Series on Jewish Women) PDF

By Avraham Grossman

This quantity, an awesome act of historic restoration and reconstruction, deals a entire exam of Jewish ladies in Europe in the course of the excessive center a while (1000–1300). Avraham Grossman covers a number of elements of women’s lives in medieval Jewish society, together with similar to lady, the constitution of the household, age at marriage, place in kinfolk and society, her position in monetary and spiritual existence, her schooling, her position in family members ceremonies, violence opposed to ladies, and the placement of the divorcée and the widow in society.

Grossman exhibits that the excessive heart a long time observed a different development within the prestige of Jewish ladies in Europe relative to their prestige through the Talmudic interval and in Muslim nations. If, throughout the 12th century, rabbis applauded girls as "pious and natural" due to their significant position within the martyrdom of the Crusades of 1096, then by way of the top of the 13th century, rabbis complained that girls have been turning into daring and rebellious. major elements fostered this alteration: first, the transformation of Jewish society from agrarian to "bourgeois," with ladies appearing an more and more very important functionality within the kin financial system; and moment, the openness towards ladies in Christian Europe, the place ladies weren't subjected to strict barriers dependent upon conceptions of modesty, as was once the case in Muslim nations. the center of Grossman’s e-book issues the advance of Jewish women’s lot, and the efforts of secular and non secular experts to abate their new-found status.

Bringing jointly a number of resources together with halakhic literature, biblical and talmudic exegesis, moral literature and philosophy, love songs, folklore and well known literature, gravestones, and drawings, Grossman’s e-book reconstructs the hitherto unrecorded lives of Jewish ladies throughout the center a long time.

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Download E-books Keewaydinoquay, Stories from My Youth PDF

In the alluring paintings of the oral tradition-told within the author's personal voice-Keewaydinoquay, Stories from My early life brings to lifestyles the youth years of a Michigan lady of either local American and white. provided the following with the readability and grace of a grasp storyteller, the phrases of Keewaydinoquay include layers of knowing, conveyed by means of either what's stated and the way it really is stated. The values of the worldview that she stocks with us are ones that resonate on way over simply an highbrow level.

The tales span generations and cultures and shed an extraordinary gentle at the residing stipulations of local americans in Michigan within the early 1900s. They recount Keewaydinoquay's schooling within the public colleges, remove darkness from the position Christianity performed in local American tradition, and exhibit the significance of retaining conventional customs.

Keewaydinoquay was once one of many only a few local American girls who was once steeped either within the old folkways of her humans in addition to erudite within the American collage approach. finally she wove her local culture and collage studying jointly right into a special standpoint that helped humans comprehend the significance of nature and the human spirit.

Keewaydinoquay Peschel used to be Lecturer of Ethnobotany and Philosophy of the Western nice Lakes Indians on the collage of Wisconsin. She is the writer of numerous books, together with Blue Berry: First Fruit of the Anishinaabeg. She omitted in 1999. Lee Boisvert attended the collage of Michigan as a member of the Residential collage from 1967 to 1969, and was once provided a Bachelor in technology in Sociology with double minors in local American reviews and Gerontology by way of relevant Michigan collage in 1993.

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Download E-books It's Our Military Too: Women and the U.S Military (Women In The Political Economy) PDF

Within the final twenty-five years the U.S. army has obvious the abolition of women's separate corps, the appointment of ladies generals, and an unheard of elevate within the ratio of ladies to males. additionally, ladies at the moment are authorised to serve on wrestle planes and ships. regardless of those advancements, so much civilians comprehend little or no approximately girls within the army. This assortment comprises strange debts by way of girls on lively responsibility, retired officials, ladies who've labored for the militia in a civilian ability, and civilian teachers. The publication bargains insights on a number of urgent matters together with minority ladies, lesbians, wrestle, the position of gender in guns layout, and the altering venture of the army. via own money owed and commentaries, this ebook dispels some of the myths approximately girls and the army and explores the explanations for the endurance of misconceptions within the face of elevated girl participation. This complete attempt could be of curiosity to someone who desires to recognize the reality approximately girls within the defense force and may be a serious warning call to girls who consider that the army is beside the point to them. writer observe: Judith Hicks Stiehm is vacationing Professor, Peacekeeping Institute, U.S. military conflict university, and Professor of Political technology, Florida overseas college.

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Download E-books The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West) PDF

By Margot Mifflin

In 1851 Olive Oatman was once a thirteen-year outdated pioneer touring west towards Zion, along with her Mormon kinfolk. inside of a decade, she was once a white Indian with a chin tattoo, stuck among cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing tale of this forgotten heroine of frontier the USA. Orphaned while her family members used to be brutally killed via Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a 12 months ahead of being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their very own. She used to be absolutely assimilated and completely satisfied while, at nineteen, she was once ransomed again to white society. She turned an rapid big name, however the cost of popularity used to be excessive and the discomfort of her ruptured early life lasted a lifetime.

Based on historic documents, together with letters and diaries of Oatman’s buddies and family members, The Blue Tattoo is the 1st publication to envision her existence from her adolescence in Illinois—including the bloodbath, her captivity, and her go back to white society—to her later years as a filthy rich banker’s spouse in Texas.

Oatman’s tale has seeing that develop into legend, inspiring artistic endeavors, fiction, movie, radio performs, or even an episode of Death Valley Days starring Ronald Reagan. Its subject matters, from the perils of spiritual utopianism to the permeable border among civilization and savagery, are deeply rooted within the American psyche. Oatman’s blue tattoo was once a cultural image that evoked either the imprint of her Mohave previous and the lingering scars of westward enlargement. It additionally served as a reminder of her inner most mystery, totally explored the following for the 1st time: she by no means desired to move home.

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Download E-books Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women (Midland Book) PDF

By Martha A. Ackelsberg

"When historians take women’s activities and gender alterations in organizations... heavily, this publication turns into a part of the canon.... a forthright attempt to view women’s participation in politics in intriguing new ways." —American ancient Review

"The paintings not just fills a niche in wisdom of women’s radical politics, but in addition addresses present issues of feminist scholars." —Choice

"The publication brings us whatever of the buzz of the innovative risk lived through those women—and the disappointment in their stumble upon with male resistance to together with women’s emancipation within the progressive program." —Signs

"Theirs is a narrative of dedication and creativity, of steadfastness and practicality, of communal endeavour and the awful person destiny of defeat, worry, and exile." —Gender and History

"Ackelsberg, within the roles of either historian and activist, has crafted a quantity that speaks to a wide selection of interests.... Her tale is wealthy with the stories and voices of women... " —The Women’s evaluation of Books

"The writer examines the self reliant women's liberation association in late-1930s Spain, which represented a substitute for the individualistic views characterizing mainstream feminist routine of the time." —Smith Alumnae Quarterly

"... really powerful at the ideology and association of this radical women's workforce of the past due 1930s." —Society for Spanish and Portuguese historic reports Bulletin

"Ackelsberg offers the reader an exceptional clarification of the Spanish occasions, the overall viewpoint of anarchism and the inspiring pursuits and struggles of Mujeres Libres." —Fifth Estate

Ackelsberg explores the advance of Mujeres Libres, based in 1936 through the Civil warfare in Spain as a firm devoted to the liberation of girls from their triple enslavement—to lack of knowledge, as ladies, and as producers.

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Download E-books Gossip, Markets, and Gender: How Dialogue Constructs Moral Value in Post-Socialist Kilimanjaro (Women in Africa and the Diaspora) PDF

"All investors are thieves, particularly girls traders," humans frequently guaranteed social anthropologist Tuulikki Pietilä in the course of her box paintings in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, within the mid-1990s. both universal have been tales approximately businessmen who had "bought a spirit" for his or her enrichment. Pietilä areas those and related reviews within the context of the liberalization of the Tanzanian economic system that all started within the Nineteen Eighties, whilst many women and men discovered themselves newly enmeshed within the burgeoning industry financial system. while rising inner most markets reinforced the location of enterprising humans, monetary assets didn't instantly bring about heightened social place. as an alternative, social reputation remained tied to a fancy cultural negotiation via tales and gossip in markets, bars, and neighborhoods.
    With its wealthy ethnographic element, Gossip, Markets, and Gender exhibits how gossip and the responses to it shape an ongoing discussion in which the ethical reputations of buying and selling ladies and businessmen, and cultural rules approximately ethical worth and gender, are developed and rethought. by way of combining a sociolinguistic examine of speak, storytelling, and dialog with research of gender, the political economic system of buying and selling, and the ethical economic system of personhood, Pietilä unearths a brand new viewpoint at the globalization of the marketplace economic system and its that means and effect at the neighborhood level.

Winner, Aidoo-Snyder Prize, African stories organization Women’s Caucus

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