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Gerda Lerner

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855669
eISBN:
9781469604879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807855669.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the mid-1830s, Angelina became fully committed to the cause of racial abolitionism. Gradually she was drawn deeper into the struggle. This chapter looks at how this happened and the effects this ... More


‘A beauty treatment that leaves us glowing’? Female masturbation and its consequences

Diane Mason

in The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins to take a broader look at the way the symptoms of masturbation can be seen to map over those of other conditions. The chapter commences with a detailed consideration of Victorian ... More


‘A Busy and Suspicious “Cabal”’ or ‘Head Housemaids’? The Ladies of Queen Victoria's Household

K. D. Reynolds

in Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207276
eISBN:
9780191677601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207276.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the structure of the queen's female household, its office-holders, and the nature of their service. It then considers the changing significance of female ... More


“A Careful Inquiry to Establish Her Sex beyond a Doubt”: Sex/Gender Anxieties in Track and Field

Lindsay Parks Pieper

in Sex Testing: Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040221
eISBN:
9780252098444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040221.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter illustrates the sex-segregated framework of sport and highlights the historical threats to the sex/gender status quo. In the early twentieth century, track and field was the most popular ... More


‘A Devil on’t, the Woman Damns the Poet’: Aphra Behn's Fictions of Feminine Identity

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the fiction of Aphra Bren. It argues that a properly historicist and feminist account of Behn's prose writing must cease to view Behn's texts as mere sources for biographical ... More


‘A Docile Workforce’? Women, Work and Political Identity

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The expediency of the discourse used by employers, trade unionists and male workers that identified women workers as docile and politically apathetic has been bolstered by a historiography which ... More


“A Few Thoughts in Vindication of Female Eloquence”: The Case for the Education of Republican Women

A. Kristen Foster

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at how the founders and students at the Philadelphia Young Ladies' Academy engaged in a lively debate about the extent to which girls—who would soon be young women and ... More


‘A Goose-Quill or a Gander's?’: Female Writers in Johnson's Dictionary

Charlotte Brewer

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores Johnson's quotations from female-authored sources in his Dictionary in the context of his attitude towards and relationship with women writers, and the view of women and women's ... More


“A lady should never look directly at a male visitor”: thomasin von zerclaere

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval society considered the gaze a potent and destructive force. Conduct literature of the period is a testament to the medieval effort to regulate the female gaze, which was believed to have the ... More


“A Legally Unmarried Race”: Frances Harper’s Marital Mission

Tess Chakkalakal

in Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the tension between slavery and freedom that distinguishes the form of Frances Harper's fiction. Harper's antislavery activism went hand in hand with her critique of marriage, ... More


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