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Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884

Sylvia D. Hoffert

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828816
eISBN:
9781469603612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly ... More


Handmade Genders: Queer Costuming in San Francisco Circa 1970

Julia Bryan-Wilson

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the costumes of gender-bending performers affiliated with the San Francisco-based groups the Cockettes and its offshoot the Angels of Light, in the 1970s. These collectives ... More


Introduction

Edith Sparks

in Boss Lady: How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633022
eISBN:
9781469633046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633022.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To become a “boss lady” in the middle of the twentieth century was to fly in the face of a popular set of ideas about the proper roles for men and women in the business world. The term “office girl” ... More


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