Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism

Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821421505
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2015
Series: Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia Series
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 888,872
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Connie Park Rice is a professor in the Department of History at West Virginia University and the author of Our Monongalia: A History of African Americans in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: A Tapestry of Voices
    Women’s History in the Mountain South
    Connie Park Rice
  • Part One: Identity and Women of the Mountain South
  • One: Women in Cherokee Society
    Status, Race, and Power from the Colonial Period to Removal
    Marie Tedesco
  • Two: Mothers’ Day v. Mother’s Day
    The Jarvis Women and the Meaning of Motherhood
    Katharine Lane Antolini
  • Three: Female Stereotypes and the Creation of Appalachia, 1870–1940
    Deborah L. Blackwell
  • Four: Women on a Mission
    Southern Appalachia’s “Benevolent Workers” on Film
    John C. Inscoe
  • Five: Embodying Appalachia
    Progress, Pride, and Beauty Pageantry, 1930s to the Present
    Karen W. Tice
  • Documents
    • Moravian Lebenslauf (Memoir or Life’s Journey)
    • Petition for Divorce
    • Women of the Mountains
      Rev. Edgar Tufts
    • Rebel in the Mosque: Going Where I Know I Belong
      Asra Q. Nomani
    • An Undocumented Mexican Mother of a High School Dropout in East Tennessee
      Maria Alejandra Lopez
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part Two: Women and Work in Appalachia
  • Six: Challenging the Myth of Separate Spheres
    Women’s Work in the Antebellum Mountain South
    Wilma A. Dunaway
  • Seven: Cyprians and Courtesans, Murder and Mayhem
    Prostitution in Wheeling during the Civil War
    Barbara J. Howe
  • Eight: Professionalizing “Mountain Work” in Appalachia
    Women in the Conference of Southern Mountain Workers
    Penny Messinger
  • Nine: “‘Two fer’ the Money”?
    African American Women in the Appalachian Coalfields
    Carletta A. Bush
  • Ten: Flopping Tin and Punching Metal
    A Survey of Women Steelworkers in West Virginia, 1890–1970
    Louis C. Martin
  • Documents
    • The Indenture of Mary Hollens
    • The Testimony of Mrs. Maggie Waters
    • A Working Woman Speaks
    • The Pikeville Methodist Hospital Strike
    • Poetry from the Coal Mining Women’s Support Team News
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part Three: Women and Activism in the Mountain South
  • Eleven: In the Footsteps of Mother Jones, Mothers of the Miners
    Florence Reece, Molly Jackson, and Sarah Ogan Gunning
    H. Ada m Ackley
  • Twelve: “She Now Cries Out”
    Linda Neville and the Limitations of Venereal Disease Control Policies in Kentucky
    Evelyn Ashley Sorrell
  • Thirteen: Garrison, Drewry, Meadows, and Bateman
    Race, Class, and Activism in the Mountain State
    Lois Lucas
  • Fourteen: Ethel New v. Atlantic Greyhound
    Fighting for Social Justice in Appalachia

    Jan Voogd
  • Fifteen: “Remembering the Past, Working for the Future”
    West Virginia Women Fight for Environmental Heritage and Economic Justice in the Age of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
    Joyce M. Barry
  • Documents
    • The Petition of Margaret Lee
    • The Fight for Suffrage
    • Abortion in the Mountain South
    • Helen Louise Gibson Compton: Founder and Proprietor of The Shamrock
      Carol Burch-Brown
    • At the Intersection of Cancer Survivorship, Gender, Family, and Place in Southern Central Appalachia: A Case Study
      Kelly A. Dorgan, Kathryn L. Duvall, and Sadie P. Hutson
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Epilogue: Reflections on the Concept of Place in the Study of Women in the Mountain South
    A Roundtable Discussion with the Authors
  • Contributors
  • Index

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