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Download E-books Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill on Sexual Equality: Historical, Methodological and Philosophical Issues (Studies in the History of Political Thought) PDF

By Vincent Guillin

Vincent Guillin makes use of the problem of sexual equality as a prism during which to envision very important alterations epistemological, methodological and theoretical among Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill. He succeeds in exhibiting how their differing conceptions of technology and human nature effect and have an effect on their respective ways to philosophy and to the research of girl (in)equality specifically. Guillin shines a brilliant searchlight into long-neglected features of either males s considering for instance, Mill s concept to build an ethology, or technology of character-formation, and Comte s possible extraordinary curiosity in phrenology and the ways that those formed their perspectives of ladies s highbrow and political capacities. Guillin s wide-ranging learn examines either males s significant and minor works, their correspondence with each other, and the explanations for the ultimate acrimonious holiday among of the 19th century s most unique and critical thinkers."

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Download E-books Women Soldiers: Images and Realities PDF

This publication explores the implications of the outlet of the military to girls, a up to date improvement highlighted via the Gulf battle. it's a complete interdisciplinary examine of girls as squaddies and officials, the socio-economic implications in their selection, the issues they face, and the way their presence impacts the army and alters conventional photos of femininity. The publication exhibits how either one of the choices shortly to be had - whole assimilation to the existing, masculine army version or exclusion - have heavy expenditures for girls.

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Download E-books A Cherokee Woman's America: Memoirs of Narcissa Owen, 1831-1907 PDF

This first scholarly variation of the writings of a special local American girl information a rare existence in a mixture of genres together with oral historical past, ethnography, and western event sketches. Narcissa Owen was once of combined Cherokee and Scots-Irish descent and the daughter of a pacesetter of the previous Settlers (those Cherokees who moved west sooner than their next compelled removing via the U.S. govt, the infamous path of Tears).
The Memoirs exhibit a desirable and complicated 19th-century woman—an artist, tune instructor, storyteller, accomplice slave proprietor, Washington socialite, spouse of a white railroad government, widow, and mom of the 1st local American U.S. Senator, Robert L. Owen, Jr. Her writings interpret the historical past of the tribe and describe the cultural upheaval of the Cherokees relocating west. They additionally supply a glimpse into antebellum, Civil warfare, and Reconstruction American life.  

This version offers a wealth of heritage info together with a biographical preface, chronology of Owen's lifestyles, family tree, and textual footnotes. furthermore, an introductory essay locations the Memoirs within the context of Owen's predecessors and contemporaries, together with Cherokee cultural and literary culture, the bigger Indian historical/literary context, and women's writing of the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
        

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Download E-books Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida (Florida History and Culture) PDF

"These essays carry up the lives of remarkable Florida ladies who assisted in shaping the process 20th-century Florida."--James B. Crooks, collage of North Florida

From Ruth Bryan Owen, Florida's first congresswoman, and Mary McLeod Bethune, founding father of Bethune-Cookman university, to Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the 1st chairwoman of the Seminole Tribe, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, champion of the Everglades, Making Waves examines the lives and works of girls activists who made an important influence on Florida within the final century.

This assortment enriches our realizing of the background of recent Florida and the function ladies performed in it. to some extent more than the other southern country within the twentieth century, Florida skilled dramatic financial, political, social, and environmental demanding situations, and Florida's girls have been within the vanguard of the good social and political responses to these demanding situations. those thirteen essays describe the contributions made by means of ladies in city renewal, civil liberties, civil rights, baby welfare, hard work unions, schooling, environmental safety, rural extension paintings, and women's liberation.

By illuminating the involvement of the state's girls in lots of of those basic concerns, Making Waves provides a long-overdue bankruptcy in Florida historical past. it's going to additionally give a contribution to the development of the examine of women's historical past via reading women's activism in quite a few contexts and illustrating how this activism was once frequently circumscribed by way of classification and racial bias.

Jack E. Davis is affiliate professor of heritage and director of environmental experiences on the collage of Alabama, Birmingham. Kari Frederickson is assistant professor of background on the college of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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Download E-books Amazing Stories of Female Executions PDF

In those grisly stories from the gallows, guillotine and gasoline chamber the fairer intercourse get it within the neck. you've been warned. From the Yorkshire Witch, who used to be accused of homicide whilst a potion for reliable health and wellbeing became out to be deadly, to the girl who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away along with her, this publication is brimming with macabre real tales of completed girls from around the globe. Interspersed with quirky final requests, and with black and white illustrations all through, this can be background at its such a lot morbidly interesting.

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Download E-books Six Years After D-Day: Cycling through Europe PDF

By Marie Bennett Alsmeyer

In 1950, a tender couple (both WWII veterans—a WAVE and an airman—and either with GI invoice journalism levels) surrender their jobs on a South Texas weekly newspaper and embarked upon a 1200-mile bicycle travel via Europe.

“Such a visit made no feel in any respect in 1950," writes Alsmeyer, “but it used to be a gloriously loopy, mindless factor to do.” in keeping with notes, diaries, and letters, the booklet is greater than a trifling travelogue. It chronicles the folk and areas of postwar western Europe–including the electorate of Vimoutiers, France, a city by accident bombed by way of Americans.

“One relations with twelve youngsters lived in a single of the homes that fell throughout the first wave of the raid. the youngsters crouched less than a robust eating room desk until eventually the final of the bombs had hit. As rescuers went approximately their projects within the smoldering particles, those twelve children—in unmarried file—walked out of the rubble, hand in hand. They stated that in simple terms the evening earlier than, their father had warned them that if there has been ever a bombing raid, they need to conceal lower than the solid around table.”

Bicycle fans, warfare historians, sociologists, women's reports students, and readers of go back and forth narratives will all locate anything of curiosity during this charmingly written narrative.

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Download E-books Gender, Labour, War and Empire: Essays on Modern Britain (Genders and Sexualities in History) PDF

A lively selection of essays at the cultures of 19th and twentieth-century Britain. themes variety from prostitution and slavery to the influence of warfare on type journal reporting to inter-racial marriage within the postwar years. specific components of concentration comprise the second one international struggle, its legacies and the reactions to postwar decolonization.

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Download E-books Mambisas: Rebel Women in Nineteenth-Century Cuba PDF

This ebook examines a hardly ever studied but an important staff of insurgents who fought for Cuban independence from Spain throughout the nineteenth century: insurgent ladies often called mambisas. Coming from a large choice of backgrounds--rich and bad, black and white, rural and concrete, younger and old--these ladies determinedly and passionately helped forge Cuba's new nationwide identification. They wrote political pamphlets, carried army correspondence throughout enemy traces, raised funds in long island and raised their households in insurgent camps, served as nurses, and fought at the insurgent army's entrance strains. In defeat or victory, imprisonment or exile, their tales are interesting and compelling.
 
            Parallel to the evolution of the Cuban nationalist technique, one other social phenomenon used to be occurring--the development of feminist awareness. The insurgent women's participation within the anticolonial fight inspired lots of those ladies to question their function and place inside of their households and society. In a dramatic shift of cultural attitudes, many girls started to view themselves as equivalent companions with men.
 
            this can be the 1st paintings that explores how girls formed the struggle and have been in flip formed through it. Mambisas places a human face at the Cuban fight for independence, whereas even as analyzing the relationship among nationalism and feminism in 19th-century Cuba.
 
 

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Download E-books Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America PDF

By Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

This ebook is a examine of 7 autobiographies by means of ladies who defied the household ideology of nineteenth-century the United States through serving as itinerant preachers. actually and culturally homeless, them all used their autobiographies to build, from an array of fabrics, believable identities as girls and Christians in an age that discovered them difficult to understand.

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