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xxvii, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
In 1853, Paulina Wright Davis, editor of a women's periodical, called the women's movement the greatest feat in the entire history of public opinion. This collection contains critical works from six radical periodicals of the 1850s. The editors and many of the contributors to the newspapers (including Amelia Bloomer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances D.Gage and many others who should be well known writers and activists) called themsleves strong-minded women; today they would be called radical feminists. The introductions and excerpts indicate the writers' independence of men's definitions, and the women's concern with such topics as the damaging effects of men's accounts of history, men's battering of women, women's economic poverty and restrictions on women's freedom including unhealthy fashion norms and requirements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415902977 20160527
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xx, 731 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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3 volumes ; 24 cm
  • v. 1. Coal and the new nation, 1790-1835
  • v. 2. Making coal a household name, 1835-1875
  • v. 3. King coal's uneasy throne in America, 1870-1902.
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xiv, 204 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Cast of characters-- Tirzah's memoir.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253336934 20160528
Tirzah Miller's "Oneida Memoir" was written by the most prominent woman of the younger generation at the Oneida Community between 1867 and 1879. It is the first memoir that deals explicitly and openly with the sexual conflicts at Oneida. It chronicles the social and sexual life (including her relations with her uncle and lover, the colony founder John H. Noyes) and her relations with the three men with whom she had children as part of the eugenics experiment, called stirpiculture. Tirzah Miller was also a sensitive observer of the internal life at this celebrated communal family and she details the shifting political forces within the community just prior to its break up in 1880. Her memoir is full of intimate conversations with John H. Noyes about issues and personalities, about her love affairs, about her doubts about communism and her love of music, and her anguish over the loss of two partners. Throughout the memoir she is torn by her desire for romance and her duty to the community. The memoir begins when she is 20 and ends when she is 36 and several key issues emerge that are central to understanding this daring experiment in communal living and social engineering: questions about free love and incest which they call "consanguinity"; questions about the conflict between her commitment to her mentor, Noyes, who is grooming her to become their Margaret Fuller, and another "special lover"; questions about her religious life and her understanding of Perfectionism; questions about the forces that led to the restructuring of the society and the abandonment of "complex marriage". Tirzah Miller was a "magnetic force" at Oneida as she drew men toward her and her memoir is the most remarkable piece of confessional literature to emerge from the newly opened archives. She was at the vital centre of the colony and her story is represenative of the younger generation who enthusiastically embraced the scientific programme introduced by Noyes in 1869 to produce a new breed of Perfectionists. She was the only woman to have three children in the experiment, including one by her uncle George Washington Noyes who died suddenly during her pregnancy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253336934 20160528
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2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xxxv, 297 p. : ports., facsim. ; 24 cm.
The publisher and editors of "The Revolution" insisted that women's rights were the major topic of the day. By daring to be controversial and "outspoken", they attracted a great deal of attention in the years 1868-1871. One may question whether the contemporary woman's movement has matched "The Revolution" for its ambition, wit and radical analysis. Section introductions, annotations and bibliographies integrate "The Revolution" excerpts in the web of connections with other periodicals, women's organizations, women's parlour or "pic-nic" discussion groups, readers and writers. This web was international, crossing and challenging national boundaries. The topics, important then and now, include forced maternity, abortion and prostitution, economic and labour issues, men's domination of the church and politics, the suffrage struggle, racism, women's oppression in the home, child care issues, anti-feminist women and men, linguistic creativity and innovative forms of direct action adopted by challenging men's laws. The goal of the writers of "The Revolution" was to redefine "woman" as human, worthy, competent, an active creator of her own and society's destiny. Their revolutionary words will be a guide and challenge to contemporary feminists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415902984 20160527
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302 p.
Provides a documentary history of the relationships between labour and abolitionists from the early 1830s to the US Civil War. This text shows labour's response to episodes like the 1831 Nat Turner Revolt, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown's execution and the election of Abraham Lincoln.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313278075 20160528
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384 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • A story and a history
  • A carpenter's wife
  • Yankee in the deep South
  • Servant and washerwoman
  • From widow to bride
  • The sea captain's wife
  • Hurricane
  • Searching for Eunice.
From five hundred family letters, award-winning historian Martha Hodes re-creates the extraordinary life of an ordinary woman - Eunice Connolly's family divided over the American Civil War and she later married across the colour line. This story of misfortune and defiance takes up grand themes of American history: opportunity and racism, slavery and war, equality and freedom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393330298 20160528
Award-winning historian, Martha Hodes brings us into the extraordinary world of Eunice Connolly. Born white and poor in New England, Eunice led a hard life. Following every lead in a collection of 500 family letters, Hodes traced Eunice's footsteps and met descendants along the way. This story of misfortune and defiance takes up grand themes of American history - opportunity and racism, war and freedom - and illuminates the lives of ordinary people in the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393052664 20160528
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xv, 206 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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181 p. ; 23 cm.
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3 volumes ; 24 cm
  • volume 1. What is life insurance? Why should you insure? Selling life insurance to the public
  • volume 2. Running a life insurance company
  • volume 3. Mortality and risk.
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American History; News
Searchable database containing digital facsimile images of newspapers; presented as full page layout as well as single articles; advertisements and illustrations included. This collection includes numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.; and it encompasses the entire 19th century.
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xiii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
The years 1849-1877 were among the most pivotal in the nation's history. Over the course of three decades, the United States endured a catastrophic civil war, abolished slavery, expanded westward and added eight states to the Union, and witnessed the beginnings of industrialization. In politics, the era saw the demise of one national party, the birth of another, and the historic leadership of Abraham Lincoln. The country also faced difficult questions of state sovereignty and federal responsibility answered ultimately by secession and war. In short, it was a time of growth, consolidation, tragedy, and triumph for a dynamic and youthful nation. This resource of primary documents and commentary covers the Taylor through Grant administrations by selecting and describing five to ten of the foremost issues of the day and showing the actual text of the president's position along with the opposing viewpoint. The presidents from 1849-1877 were men of varied backgrounds and talents. Northerners and Southerners and even Northerners with Southern sensibilities occupied the White House. The period began and ended with war heroes as presidents; among the other men who served as president were a former textile worker, a country lawyer, and lifelong diplomat. Most of the chief executives struggled and perhaps even failed to overcome the immense challenges placed before them. By providing helpful background information and commentary about the presidents and the issues of the day in addition to the primary sources, this reference guide accurately depicts this fractious time in the country's past and provides an invaluable resources to any student of American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313315510 20160528
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v. ; 27 cm.
  • v. 1. Beginnings to 1900 -- v. 2. 1900-1960.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780945612452 20160528
Beginning with the emergence of the term feminism and its various and competing definitions, theories, and practices, this volume documents the multiple achievements of U.S. feminism in the early-twentieth century - a high point of the women's movement - as well as the oft-forgotten continuation of activism through the century's middle decades.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742522244 20160528
This final volume in the Public Women, Public Words series focuses on what has come to be called the second wave of American feminism. It traces the resurgence of feminism in the late 1960s; reflects the unprecedented range of women's issues taken up by feminists during the 1970s and beyond; and looks toward a third feminist wave for the new millennium.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780945612452 20160528
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xix, 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
"Readers [get] a box seat at the game that became a national obsession." - "London Review of Books". "[Shows] just how compelling original documents can be when shaped into a narrative ...that includes tales of attitudes, alliances, and deceits, as well as the development of performances, rules, and equipment." - "Canadian Journal of the History of Sport". "Ancient myths are shattered and new facts are uncovered." - "USA Today Baseball Weekly". "Fascinating collection." - "Washington Post". "Stories from the early days that no serious baseball fan would want to miss." - "Chattanooga Times". This compilation of 120 primary writings documents baseball's first century, from a loosely organized village social event to the arrival of the National League. Collecting from a wide range of sources - including newspaper accounts, letters, folk poetry, songs, and annual guides - Dean A. Sullivan of Fairfax, Virginia, progresses chronologically from the earliest known baseball reference (1825) to the creation of the "Doubleday Myth" (1908). Benjamin G. Rader, author of "Baseball: A History of America's Game" is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803242371 20160527
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x, 207 p. ; 24 cm.
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vi, 5 p. ; 23 cm.
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xv, 181 p. : ill., port. ; 21 cm.
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x, 264 p. ; 24 cm.
In "The Slumbering Volcano", Maggie Montesinos Sale investigates depictions of nineteenth-century slave ship revolts to explore the notion of rebellion in formulations of United States national identity. Analysing how such revolts inspired citizens to debate whether political theory directed at free men could be extended toward blacks, Sale compares the reception of fictionalised versions of ship revolts published in the 1850s - "Benito Cereno" by Herman Melville and "The Heroic Slave" by Frederick Douglass - with the previous decade's public accounts of actual rebellions by enslaved people on the ships Amistad and Creole. This comparison of narrative response with written public reaction to the actual revolts allows Sale to investigate the precise manner in which public opinion regarding definitions of liberty evolved over this crucial period of time between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.Mapping the ways in which unequally empowered groups claimed and transformed statements associated with the discourse of national identity, Sale succeeds in recovering a historically informed sense of the discursive and activist options available to people of another era. In its demonstration of how the United States has been uniquely shaped by its dual status as both an imperial and a postcolonial power, this study on the discourse of natural rights and national identity in the pre-Civil War United States will interest students and scholars of American studies, African American studies, gender studies, and American history and literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822319924 20160528
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xix, 252 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface: selecting the top secondary sources-- introduction-- government documents and manuscript collections-- general secondary works and references-- the army and reconstruction-- the Indian-fighting army-- the late 19th century army-- memoirs and contemporary accounts, including edited letters and diaries-- forts and post life-- coastal defense-- selected fiction. Appendices: chronology, 1865-1898-- commanding generals of the U.S. Army, 1865-1898-- secretaries of war, 1865-1898-- army strength, 1866-1898.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313261466 20160528
The period between the Civil War and the end of the 19th century was a time of hard choices for the US Army and those who led it. The federal government thrust numerous responsibilities upon the military, including pacifying the Indians, patrolling the defeated Confederacy, suppressing striking labourers, and supervising national parks. This comprehensive bibliography focuses on this period of military history, cataloguing, surveying, and appraising the substantial body of contemporary and historical literature that traces the evolution of the US Army from 1898. As the largest single-volume reference work of its type, the book covers all major aspects of Army activities, and contains annotations on 80 percent of its entries. In this survey of government document and manuscript collections are included a variety of US government publications pertaining to the Army, many from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Subsequent chapters group sources under bibliographic topics, such as general secondary works, fiction and memoirs and contemporary accounts, as well as under subjects that refer to the Army's activities. These include the Army and Reconstruction, the Indian-fighting Army, forts and post life, the late 19th century Army, and coastal defense. A series of appendices provides a period chronology, list commanding generals and secretaries of war, and chart army strength.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313261466 20160528
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