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“It’s just the gym”: Female Physical Educators, 1950–2005

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 7 (the counterpart to Chapter 1) examines the status of white and black female physical educators, coaches, and administrators in academic institutions as their profession matured and women’s ... More


The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well ... More


Physical Fairness: Science, Feminism, and Sex Differences, 1950–2005

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 8 (the counterpart to Chapter 2) explores physical educators’ ideas about sex differences and active womanhood during the second half of the twentieth century. In each decade, teachers ... More


Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Mark A Lause

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040306
eISBN:
9780252098567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040306.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Often dismissed as a nineteenth-century curiosity, spiritualism influenced the radical social and political movements of its time. Believers filled the ranks of the Free Democrats, agitated for land ... More


Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Lucia McMahon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked ... More


Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

A. Glenn Crothers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the experience of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern Virginia between the 1730s and 1865. The spiritual convictions of this religious minority, particularly the belief in ... More


Strengthening the Bonds of Fellowship: The Domestic and Public Lives of Quaker Women

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 6 considers the impact of western movement on northern Virginia's Quaker women. Migration disrupted economic bonds forged by Quaker merchants and farmers and produced a growing gender ... More


Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War

Richard D. Brown

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300197112
eISBN:
9780300227628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197112.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this broadly synthetic work, distinguished historian Richard Brown shows ... More


“The Sweet Tranquility of Domestic Endearment”: Companionate Marriage

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores how the ideals, expectations, and experiences of marriage reflected educated women's search for intellectual and emotional equality. Juxtaposing personal writings and ... More


Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Derek Charles Catsam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125114
eISBN:
9780813135137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups began organizing the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders were volunteers of different backgrounds who travelled on buses ... More


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