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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, Mary C. Neth, Gary R. Kremer
 

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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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Product Details

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

Contents

Introduction LeeAnn Whites and Mary C. Neth,
French Women in Colonial Missouri, 1750–1805 Susan Calafate Boyle,
Esther and Her Sisters: Free Women of Color as Property Owners in Colonial St. Louis, 1765–1803 Judith A. Gilbert,
German-Speaking Women in Nineteenth-Century Missouri: The Immigrant Experience Linda Schelbitzki Pickle,
"May We as One Family Live in Peace and Harmony": Relations between Mistresses and Slave Women in Antebellum Missouri Diane Mutti Burke,
City Sisters: The Sisters of St. Joseph in Missouri, 1836–1920 Carol K. Coburn Martha Smith,
The Tale of Two Minors: Women's Rights on the Border LeAnn Whites,
The Changing Role of Protection on the Border: Gender and the Civil War in Saline County Rebekah Weber Bowen,
Her Will against Theirs: Eda Hickam and the Ambiguity of Freedom in Postbellum Missouri Kimberly Schreck,
Sedalia's Ladies of the Evening: Prostitution and Class in a Nineteenth-Century Railroad Town Rhonda Chalfant,
Domestic Drudges to Dazzling Divas: The Origins of African American Beauty Culture in St. Louis, 1900–1930 De Anna J. Reese,
"We Are Practicable, Sensible Women": The Missouri Women Farmers' Club and the Professionalization of Agriculture Rebecca S. Montgomery,
Euphemia B. Koller and the Politics of Insanity in Ralls County, 1921–1927 Gregg Andrews,
Breaking into Politics: Emily Newell Blair and the Democratic Party in the 1920s Virginia Laas,
The Doctor's Wife: Fannie Cook and Social Protest in Missouri, 1938–1949 Bonnie Stepenoff,
Bibliography of Secondary Works,
Contributors,
Index,

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