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Through the Twentieth Century, 1981–2000

Doris Weatherford

in They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060606
eISBN:
9780813050997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060606.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts changes regarding American women in the 1980s and 1990s. In Florida, the first woman appointed to the federal judiciary was Susan Harrell Black, whom President Jimmy Carter ... More


Reaching Out to Midwives and Country People, 1930 to 1947

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 examines in greater depth the public health nurses’ interplay and interconnections with midwives and country people. Jule O. Graves was a significant presence during the Sheppard-Towner ... More


After the New Millennium

Doris Weatherford

in They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060606
eISBN:
9780813050997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060606.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the women in politics and law in the 2000s. In 2000, women, especially Democratic women, won a big victory in the Florida House. Sixteen women were newcomers to the House that ... More


“We Live on Cornbread and Hope”: The Civil War and Its Aftermath, 1860–1880

Doris Weatherford

in They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060606
eISBN:
9780813050997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060606.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the role of women in the American Civil War. Although Florida women seldom expressed themselves politically, some participated in the decision to go to war. On November 6, ... More


Building the “Best Prison in the South”

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the state prison farm in Bradford (later Union) County and the gradual redistribution of inmates from the privately owned lessee camps to the farm as the ... More


Riot and Disorder at the Rock

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Raiford was considered a fairly stable prison in the early 1950s. Even so, it was more volatile, disorderly, and unstable than in previous decades, and acute overcrowding fuelled internal tensions as ... More


Katie, the Gold Leaf Lady

in The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter, which presents the case of the “gold leaf lady,” a Florida woman whose body would break out spontaneously and at close range in a golden foil that turned out to be brass, investigates ... More


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