For over the past two centuries Shetland, Scotland was a place where women dominated the family, economy, and the cultural imagination. Women constructed in their minds an identity of themselves as "liberated" long before organized feminism was invented. Reconstructing this "woman's world" from written and oral sources, this book will appeal to scholars in the fields of social and cultural history, social anthropology, gender and women's studies.
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union in International Perspective, 1880-1930
Author: Ian Tyrrell
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Frances Willard founded the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1884 to carry the message of women's emancipation throughout the world. Based in the United States, the WCTU rapidly became an international organization, with affiliates in forty-two countries. Ian Tyrrell tells the extraordinary story of how a handful of women sought to change the mores of the world -- not only by abolishing alcohol but also by promoting peace and attacking prostitution, poverty, and male control of democratic political structures. In describing the work of Mary Leavitt, Jessie Ackermann, and other temperance crusaders on the international scene, Tyrrell identifies the tensions generated by conflict between the WCTU's universalist agenda and its own version of an ideologically and religiously based form of cultural imperialism. The union embraced an international and occasionally ecumenical vision that included a critique of Western materialism and imperialism. But, at the same time, its mission inevitably promoted Anglo-American cultural practices and Protestant evangelical beliefs deemed morally superior by the WCTU. Tyrrell also considers, from a comparative perspective, the peculiar links between feminism, social reform, and evangelical religion in Anglo-American culture that made it so difficult for the WCTU to export its vision of a woman-centered mission to other cultures. Even in other Western states, forging links between feminism and religiously based temperance reform was made virtually impossible by religious, class, and cultural barriers. Thus, the WCTU ultimately failed in its efforts to achieve a sober and pure world, although its members significantly shaped the values of those countries in which it excercised strong influence. As and urgently needed history of the first largescale worldwide women's organization and non-denominational evangelical institution, Woman's World / Woman's Empire will be a valuable resource to scholars in the fields of women's studies, religion, history, and alcohol and temperance studies.
Collects global voyage testimonies by women adventurers who engaged in a range of specific activities including silver smithing in Niger, flamenco dance lessons in Spain, and an audience with the queen in Nepal. Original.
"It's a Woman's World" describes Marie's intriguing experiences as a professional woman in a man's world while a working woman and a widow. As described in the book there are many successes and tragedies in her long life. Those who never met Marie will learn how this woman not only endured but triumphed throughout her 87 years. Marie felt a sisterhood with other women from the time she was a child. She organized each chapter of her book with the name of an important woman in her life. She requested that her memoir be published posthumously by Lila Lizabeth Weisberger, the woman friend she had planned to write about in her final chapter. Sadly, Marie never saw her memoir in print but Lila Weisberger is fulfilling her wish with this publication. Although Marie's life ended before she wrote the last chapters one unexpected writing is added to this book. When she and her husband Bill, were driving home from what turned out to be her last appointment with her oncologist, Marie wrote on a yellow pad which Bill later found on the floor of the car. This writing is included as her final words
Judge Mac Swinford was one of the longest-serving federal judges in United States history. During his lengthy tenure in the Kentucky courts, he came to know and appreciate the deep complexity of the law, understanding that it could be solid and fluid, broad and narrow, kind and harsh, changeless yet always evolving. In this service to the state and to the law, he felt that it was often his fellow lawyers who touched and educated him most. Kentucky Lawyer presents the most humorous, enlightening, and poignant moments of a remarkable fifty-year career. Judge Swinford offers a unique Kentucky history, recounting instances of the drama and romance of the Kentucky bar. In ÒA Kentucky Ghost Story,Ó he takes readers to the banks of Crooked Creek in Harrison County, where the spirit of a wrongfully accused man still affects judicial decisions. ÒCost of LoveÓ recalls a trial in Carlisle County in which a scorned lover files suit against her ex-fianc for breach of promise, claiming ten thousand dollars for a broken heart. Remembering some of KentuckyÕs most revered and respected jurists, Judge Swinford relates American culture in its most intimate and significant sense, through the acts and expressions of local leaders in the everyday affairs of life. His stories of humble commitment highlight the lives of men such as Henry Clay, Lieutenant Governor Rodes K. Myers, and Senator Joe C.S. Blackburn, who championed unpopular cases and stood on the forefront of government and community affairs. Kentucky Lawyer pays tribute to some of KentuckyÕs Òtruly great men,Ó with the hope that legend will preserve them for us in memory. Now back in print, this classic book illuminates the varied work and world of the twentieth-century lawyer with elegance and humor.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: lNDEXlNG. This occupation is not as yet overcrowded, and it affords fair remuneration to competent workers. It is almost entirely piecework, so that the fast and capable worker is paid accordingly. A good education is absolutely necessary in order to succeed. The work is healthy, but it involves great mental strain and a sedentary life. Earnings range for quick and experienced workers from 2 2s. to 5 5s. a week; working eight hours a day the average pay is about 2 2s. or 3 a week. There is an Indexing Bureau at the Women's Institute, 15, Grosvenor-crescent, Hyde-park, W., under the charge of Miss Somerville, whose terms for a six months' course of tuition in the subject are twenty guineas. It takes quite that time to train, and pupils are permitted to remain as much longer as they wish without further fee until they are satisfied with their proficiency. Miss Nancy Bailey, Bailey's Indexing Office, 7, Great College-street, Westminster, S.W., who was the pioneer indexer, takes a limited number of pupils at her office. The fee is 20 for a training of twelve months. Miss Petherbridge, the Secretarial Bureau, 9, Strand, W., gives instruction in Technical Indexing. Fee for nine months, 26 5s. Influence is important in obtaining work, and for this reason it is well to train under some indexer of repute. Power of concentration is an important factor of success in this profession. lNSPECTORSHlPS. Women are now appointed as Inspectors of Factories, of School Board Schools, and as Sanitary Inspectors by the different Vestries. The work is arduous and requires special gifts, and should not be contemplated by any woman unless possessed of excellent health and mental capacity above the average. The pay of Lady Factory Inspectors ranges from 200 to 300 per annum. Particulars ma...
A Study Guide for Eavan Boland's "It's a Woman's World," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
'Smart and funny' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things The first step was learning to read, but if she really wants to turn her life around, Maggsie is going to have to trust other people – and that might just be the hardest lesson she’s ever faced . . . Small and dyslexic, with a short fuse, bad teeth, a prison record and something to prove, Marguerite McNaughton – Maggsie – doesn't need anybody or anything, thank you very much. She's more than capable of looking after herself. She’s also about to discover that everyone needs someone, sometimes. Even her. The thing about trusting others, though, is that not everyone is trustworthy... It starts when a fellow inmate gives Maggsie reading lessons. Then she's offered a job in London as a kitchen assistant, together with supported accommodation and a colleague who seems determined to befriend Maggsie, no matter what. At first, Maggsie is convinced nothing will change. Especially her. But maybe this time can be different? Maybe Maggsie can be different – if she can just put her previous mistakes behind her and her trust in the right people. Maggsie McNaughton's Second Chance, by Frances Maynard, is an uplifting, heartwarming novel about the power of friendship and the written word, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant, Three Things about Elsie and Elizabeth is Missing.
The author offers the stories of fair planners and participants who showcased education, industry, and entertainment to sell optimism during the Great Depression, in an engaging history of the 1933 Chicago world's fair that also features more than eighty period photographs and ephemera.