Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence / Edition 1

Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence / Edition 1

by Leeann Whites
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826215262

ISBN-13: 9780826215260

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: University of Missouri

Women in Missouri History is an exceptional collection of essays surveying the history of women in the state of Missouri from the period of colonial settlement through the mid-twentieth century. The women featured in these essays come from various ethnic, economic, and racial groups, from both urban and rural areas, and from all over the state. The authors

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Women in Missouri History is an exceptional collection of essays surveying the history of women in the state of Missouri from the period of colonial settlement through the mid-twentieth century. The women featured in these essays come from various ethnic, economic, and racial groups, from both urban and rural areas, and from all over the state. The authors effectively tell these women’s stories through biographies and through techniques of social history, allowing the reader to learn not only about the women’s lives individually, but also about how groups of “ordinary” women shaped the history of the state.

            The essays in this collection address questions that are at the center of current developments in the field of women’s history but are written in a manner that makes them accessible to general readers. Providing an excellent general overview of the history of women in Missouri, this collection makes a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the state’s past.

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ISBN-13:
9780826215260
Publisher:
University of Missouri
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
French women in colonial Missouri, 1750-180515
Esther and her sisters : free women of color as property owners in colonial St. Louis, 1765-180331
German-speaking women in nineteenth-century Missouri : the immigrant experience45
"May we as one family live in peace and harmony" : relations between mistresses and slave women in Antebellum Missouri64
City sisters : the sisters of St. Joseph in Missouri, 1836-192082
The tale of two minors : women's rights on the border101
The changing role of protection on the border : gender and the Civil War in Saline county119
Her will against theirs : Eda Hickam and the ambiguity of freedom in Postbellum Missouri134
Sedalia's ladies of the evening : prostitution and class in a nineteenth-century railroad town152
Domestic drudges to dazzling divas : the origins of African American beauty culture in St. Louis, 1900-1930168
"We are practicable, sensible women" : the Missouri Women Farmers' Club and the professionalization of agriculture180
Euphemia B. Koller and the politics of insanity in Ralls County, 1921-1927200
Breaking into politics : Emily Newell Blair and the Democratic party in the 1920s219
The doctor's wife : Fannie Cook and social protest in Missouri, 1938-1949236

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