Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium

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Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium, a women's history anthology published on Women's Equality Day 2005, made history as the first single-source history of Wisconsin women. This unique tome features dozens of excerpts of articles as well as primary sources, such as women's letters, reminiscences, and oral histories, previously published over many decades in the Wisconsin Magazine of History and other Wisconsin Historical Society Press publications.

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Overview

Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium, a women's history anthology published on Women's Equality Day 2005, made history as the first single-source history of Wisconsin women. This unique tome features dozens of excerpts of articles as well as primary sources, such as women's letters, reminiscences, and oral histories, previously published over many decades in the Wisconsin Magazine of History and other Wisconsin Historical Society Press publications.

Editor and historian Genevieve G. McBride provides the contextual commentary and overarching analysis to make the history of Wisconsin women accessible to students, scholars, and lifelong learners.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780870203619
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Publication date: 8/26/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Genevieve G. McBride is associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches women's history and is author of On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage.

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Table of Contents

1 The first Wisconsin women 2
Therese Schindler of Mackinac : upward mobility in the Great Lakes fur trade 12
As she knew them : Juliette Kinzie and the Ho-Chunk, 1830-1833 22
Narrative of a pioneer of Wisconsin and Pike's peak 32
A packet of old letters 38
2 Women on the Wisconsin frontier, 1836-1848 44
History and family values, a good wife's tale : Mary Elizabeth Meade Grignon of Kaukauna, 1837-1898 52
Motherhood on the Wisconsin frontier 64
La Pointe letters 73
A little girl of old Milwaukee 82
Social life in Wisconsin : pre-territorial through the mid-sixties 86
Women at Ceresco 91
The Swedish settlement on Pine Lake 100
3 Statehood and the status of women, 1848-1868 106
Married women's property rights in Wisconsin, 1846-1872 117
"The origins of Milwaukee College" and Grace Norton Kieckhefer, "Milwaukee-Downer College rediscovers its past" 127
Madame Mathilda Franziska Anneke : an early Wisconsin journalist 134
"Early farmers in Exeter" and Joseph Schafer, "Letitia Wall : a Wisconsin pioneer type" 137
Spiritualism in Wisconsin in the nineteenth century 144
"My recollections of Civil War days" and Mrs. W. F. Allen, "the University of Wisconsin soon after the Civil War 150
'This noble monument' : the story of the soldiers' orphans' home 157
4 Poverty and progress for women in Wisconsin, 1868-1888 166
Making a living in Wisconsin, 1873-1893 176
'This naughty, naughty city' : prostitution in Eau Claire from the frontier to the progressive era 184
The health of central Wisconsin residents in 1880 : a new view of midwestern rural life 192
Poverty and relief in nineteenth-century Janesville 203
"Necedah in early days" and Edith Dodd Culver, "610 Ellis and the hospital children" 210
The university in 1874-1887 214
Lavinia Goodell, first woman lawyer in Wisconsin 219
Olympia Brown and the woman's suffrage movement 230
5 Organized women, 1888-1910 238
'The very pictures of anarchy' : women in the Oshkosh woodworkers' strike of 1898 250
Ellen Clara Sabin and my years at Downer 262
The library career of Lutie Eugenia Stearns 268
Consumptive citadel : the crusade against tuberculosis in Eau Claire County, 1903-1917 274
The two worlds of Belle case La Follette 282
"Introduction" to A Milwaukee woman's life on the left : The autobiography of Meta Berger 290
6 "Forward" women in Wisconsin, 1910-1930 298
Nellie Kedzie Jones's advice to farm women : letters from Wisconsin, 1912-1916 310
The Wisconsin idea of dance : a decade of progress, 1917-1926 320
Julia Grace Wales and the Wisconsin plan for peace 329
Wisconsin and the Great Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 338
Theodora Winton Youmans and the Wisconsin woman movement 346
Two noteworthy Wisconsin women : Mrs. Ben Hooper and Ada James 357
7 Women at war, 1930-1950 364
Changes and choices : two and a half generations of La Follette women 374
'Who guards our mothers, who champions our kids?' : Amy Louise Hunter and maternal and child health in Wisconsin, 1935-1960 379
No idle hands : a Milwaukee WPA handicraft project 388
The back of the homefront : black and American Indian women in Wisconsin during World War II 395
Remembering the Holocaust 404
Women remember the war, 1941-1945 415
8 Never done : women's work from the Wisconsin centennial into the new millennium 426
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