By Glenna Matthews

ISBN-10: 0195113179

ISBN-13: 9780195113174

ISBN-10: 1423774256

ISBN-13: 9781423774259

An encyclopedia of yankee women's historical past, this complete reference booklet positive aspects in-depth articles on developments (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social hobbies (civil rights, feminism), rules and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, girls in Congress), corporations (Girl Scouts of the United States, League of ladies Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key criminal instances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and guides (Ramona, statement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's wellbeing and fitness, ladies in tune and literature), and biographies of striking American ladies. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford heritage of ladies within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are state of the art references for faculty and residential, in particular designed and written for a while 12 via grownup. every one publication is a concise yet entire A-to-Z consultant to an immense ancient interval or topic in U.S. historical past, with articles on key concerns and popular members. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their components of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, updated, and available. specific beneficial properties contain an introductory part on how you can use the e-book, additional studying lists, cross-references, chronology, and entire index.

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Her popularity on the small screen led directly to her power as an executive. During her early years, Ball was briefly a chorus girl on Broadway and a model before committing herself to a movie career. In 1951 she was enjoying some success as a movie star—she had leading roles but was not one of the really big stars of her day—when she and Desi Arnaz, the Cuban bandleader she had married in 1941, got the chance to costar in a comedy for the then-new medium of television. Television executives worried that the audience might not accept a man who spoke with a pronounced accent, but they need not have: viewers loved the relationship between the two, married both on and off the set.

By the time of her death in 1919, she had built a town house in New York City and a villa on the Hudson River. She also engaged in very substantial giving and provided scholarships for black students and support for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. For all the success of women like Lukens and Walker, the world of business did not represent opportunity for most women until the 1970s. Typically before this period, the woman employed in a business setting was a secretary.

The title page of Anne Bradstreet's The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America, a collection of poems published in England in 1650. Bradstreet was the New World's first English-language poet. Bradstreet, Anne Born: Around 1612, probably Northampton, England Education: No formal education Accomplishments: Wrote poetry published as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America (1650) and Several Poems (1678) Died: Sept. 16, 1672, North Andover, Mass. Anne Bradstreet was the first Englishlanguage poet to publish while resident in the American colonies.

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