Journal of Women's History

Journal of Women's History 13.3, Autumn 2001

Contents

Theoretical Issues

    Hoffert, Sylvia D.
  • Jane Grey Swisshelm, Elizabeth Keckley, and the Significance of Race Consciousness in American Women's History
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    Subject Headings:
    • Swisshelm, Jane Grey Cannon, 1815-1884.
    • Keckley, Elizabeth, ca. 1818-1907.
    • Race awareness -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      In the recent past, feminist attempts to document women's participation in all aspects of American life have been complicated by a disagreement over the meaning of "woman" as a category of inquiry and the relationship of that category to other categories of analysis, such as race, class, ethnicity, or sexual preference. Using the autobiographies of Jane Grey Swisshelm, a white newspaper editor, and Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave, as a case study, this article argues that focusing on diversity and difference has tended to obscure the ways in which the lives of all kinds of women are linked to each other and how women have exploited the differences among themselves to contexualize their experiences, to anticipate the ways those experiences might be understood by others, and to create their own public personas to suit their own purposes.

Dialogue: Pacifist Thought and Gender Ideology in the Political Biographies of Women Peace Activists in Germany, 1899-1970

    Davy, Jennifer Anne.
  • Pacifist Thought and Gender Ideology in the Political Biographies of Women Peace Activists in Germany, 1899-1970: Introduction
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    Subject Headings:
    • Peace movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    • Women pacifists -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Kätzel, Ute, 1955-
  • A Radical Women's Rights and Peace Activist: Margarethe Lenore Selenka, Initiator of the First Worldwide Women's Peace Demonstration in 1899
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    Subject Headings:
    • Selenka, Margarethe Lenore, 1860-1922.
    • Women pacifists -- Germany.
    • Peace movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Braker, Regina.
  • Helene Stöcker's Pacifism in the Weimar Republic: Between Ideal and Reality
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stöcker, Helene, 1869-1943.
    • Women pacifists -- Germany.
    • Peace movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Notz, Gisela, 1942-
    Dyck, Rebecca van, tr.
  • Klara Marie Fassbinder (1890-1974) and Women's Peace Activities in the 1950s and 1960s
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fassbinder, Klara Marie, 1890-1974.
    • Women pacifists -- Germany.
    • Peace movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.

Dialogue: Reimagining the Family

    Levey, Jane F.
  • Imagining the Family in U.S. Postwar Popular Culture: The Case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the Dozen
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    Subject Headings:
    • MacDonald, Betty Bard. Egg and I.
    • Gilbreth, Frank B. (Frank Bunker), 1911- Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth.
    • Family -- United States.
    • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 1945-
    May, Elaine Tyler.
  • Ambivalent Dreams: Women and the Home after World War II
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.
    • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 1945-
    Smith, Judith.
  • Reading the 1920s in the 1940s
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.
    Graebner, William.
  • Imagining the Possibilities: Jane Levey's "Rainbow at Midnight"
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.
    Kozol, Wendy, 1958-
  • Scratching the Surface: Critique and Ambiguity in Postwar Popular Culture
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.
    • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 1945-
    Griswold, Robert L., 1950-
  • If Not Ward Cleaver, Then Who?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.
    • Men -- United States.
    Michel, Sonya, 1942-
  • Models for Modernity
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.
    Westbrook, Robert B. (Robert Brett), 1950-
  • Ma and Pa Kettle Go to the AHA
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levey, Jane F. Imagining the family in U.S. postwar popular culture: the case of The Egg and I and Cheaper by the dozen.
    • Family -- United States.

Article

    Vosko, Leah F.
    Witwer, David Scott.
  • 'Not a Man's Union': Women Teamsters in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s
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    Subject Headings:
    • International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
    • Women truck drivers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    • Sex discrimination in employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    Abstract:
      This article traces the transformation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a labor organization that had formally excluded women, but began to recruit them into membership in the 1940s. Government directives forced the temporary abeyance of the exclusionary policy during World War II, and after the war the union leadership's desire to expand the organization's size and scope led to a dramatic shift; women were then welcomed as members and promised equal treatment. Women Teamsters in this period, however, still faced discrimination and hostility from employers, coworkers, and some of the union leadership. The efforts of a group of women members in Wisconsin illustrate how female Teamsters challenged unfair treatment while acknowledging the benefits of their union. Their efforts exemplify the process of incremental change historian Alice Kessler-Harris has described and offer a window into the history of women in the more conservative American Federation of Labor (AFL) unions.

Getting to the Source

    Nemes, Robert.
  • Women in the 1848-1849 Hungarian Revolution
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hungary -- History -- Uprising of 1848-1849 -- Participation, Female.
    • Women -- Hungary -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      In March 1848, revolution swept through Central Europe, bringing with it new opportunities for political participation and patriotic displays. Many women actively supported the 1848 revolutions, fighting on the barricades, sewing national flags, forming democratic associations, and taking part in demonstrations. They also took up their pens, and in Hungary, women produced the "Demands of the Radical Hungarian Women," which appeared in a newspaper in late April. This twenty-four-point petition, reprinted below in English translation and the original Hungarian, addresses issues common to women across Europe in 1848. Conditioned by the context in which it appeared, the petition places emphasis on displays of Hungarian patriotism and support for national culture.

Book Reviews

    Smith, Bonnie G., 1940-
  • Feminist Webs, Feminist Magma: New Histories of Women's Activism
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    Subject Headings:
    • Anderson, Bonnie S. Joyous greetings: the first international women's movement, 1830-1860.
    • McFadden, Margaret. Golden cables of sympathy: the transatlantic sources of nineteenth-century feminism.
    • Offen, Karen M. European feminisms, 1700-1950.
    • Feminism -- History -- 19th century.
    • Feminism -- Europe -- History.
    Ullman, Sharon R., 1955-
  • Sex and Science--The Return of the Repressed
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ericksen, Julia A., 1941- Kiss and tell: surveying sex in the twentieth century.
    • Steffen, Sally A.
    • Maines, Rachel P. Technology of orgasm: "hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction.
    • Schick, Irvin C. (Irvin Cemil) Erotic margin: sexuality and spatiality in alteritist discourse.
    • Terry, Jennifer, Ph. D. American obsession: science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society.
    • Sexual behavior surveys -- United States.
    • Women -- Sexual behavior -- History.
    Hu-DeHart, Evelyn.
  • Writing and Rewriting Women of Color
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gordon, Linda. Great Arizona orphan abduction.
    • Lee, Chana Kai, 1962- For freedom's sake: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer.
    • Peffer, George Anthony. If they don't bring their women here: Chinese female immigration before Exclusion.
    • Pérez, Emma, 1954- Decolonial imaginary: writing Chicanas into history.
    • Clifton (Ariz.) -- Race relations.
    • Hamer, Fannie Lou.



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