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“None Could Deny the Eloquence of This Lady”: Women, Law, and Government in California, 1850–1890

Donna C. Schuele

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates the circumstances that led Californian women in the mid-nineteenth century to become involved in law reform, and their persistent fight over the following twenty years for ... More


Women of Wisdom: An Alternative Community of Faith

Suzanne Jabro and Kelly Kester-Smith

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0043
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides a rich example of the many ways that spirituality can become the golden anchor and sustenance for women prisoners. Once a month, a group of women living at the California ... More


Childhood on the Color Line in West Oakland:: Day Nurseries during the Interwar Years

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sisters of the Holy Family and Northern Federation of California Colored Women’s Clubs answered the demand for childcare by repurposing houses in West Oakland. Welfare officials were wary of any ... More


A Plea for Rosemary

Beverly (Chopper) Henry

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rosemary Willeby died on October 22, 1999. Rosie was one of many women prisoners diagnosed with both HIV and the hepatitis C virus. The year before, she arrived at the Central California Women's ... More


Slaving in Prison: A Three-Part Indictment

D. Shawnna and Edaleen Smith

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0063
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents three excerpts from a prisoners' newspaper, The Fire Inside, a publication of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. The articles lay out a critique of labor conditions ... More


Working to Improve Health Care for Incarcerated Women

Sheila R. Enders

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0053
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gathering in groups, expressing their fears, frustrations, and hopes, 113 incarcerated women at the largest women's prison in the United States described their need for adequate health care inside ... More


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