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Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Marilyn Booth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book history scrutinizes the production, advertising, contents, compilation and circulation – locally and globally – of an Arabic-language volume of biographies of world women, al-Durr ... More


The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Evan Friss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the American cycling city of the 1890s. It is a city lost in history, but one in which bicycles and their champions influenced urban design and city life. Paved roads, bicycle ... More


“Foster Mothers”: Creating Day Nurseries

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0002
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter discusses the arrival of day care centers in Philadelphia. Day care centers were established as a result of the number of poor children playing on the streets while their mothers were at ... More


Using Day Nurseries

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0003
Subject:
History, Family History

Initially day care centers, which were called day nurseries during the 1890s, were only popular among jobless mothers. However, even then there were conflicting views about day nurseries: some ... More


Day Care and Depression

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0006
Subject:
History, Family History

In the past (1890s to 1920s), working mothers were viewed as “evil”. After 1930 however, changes made in both women's wage work and social welfare began to challenge these assumptions, gradually ... More


Conclusion

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Conclusion draws together the strands of the press in which Braddon, Wood, and Marrat had worked and traces the changes they faced in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent decline of ... More


4. A City of Dreams: St Petersburg, the Empire of the Tsars, and Imperial Horizons in the Gilded Age (1889–1903)

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines Witte's visions of empire. Appointed to the ministerial state in 1888 and by 1892 Minister of Finances to Tsar Alexander III, Witte reached the height of his personal and public ... More


Introduction

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the notion of “practice”. The young Conan Doyle was a medical doctor in general practice – his practice was a place of activity, a repertoire of knowledge and skills, a set of ... More


Never Were There Such Devoted Sisters

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter traces May Irwin’s life from her early move from Canada to America in a vaudeville act with her sister, Flo Irwin. Her apprenticeship with Tony Pastor is reviewed in detail, as is her ... More


Introduction: The Unchaining of the Beast

Tim Youngs

in Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de siecle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319587
eISBN:
9781781380895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The introduction to this book examines the social and economic contexts of Britain in the 1880s and 1890s. It discusses the prevalence of metaphors of transformation from human to animal and argues ... More


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