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1865–1879: Contesting a National Pastime: The Amateur Game

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Tension between those wanting to maintain baseball as an amateur game and those wanting to professionalize it increased. Men increasingly identified baseball as a manly pastime yet girls and women ... More


Frances Jewell McVey and the Refinement of Student Culture

Terry L. Birdwhistell and Deirdre A. Scaggs

in Our Rightful Place: A History of Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880--1945

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179377
eISBN:
9780813179384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179377.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter introduces Frances Jewell McVey, a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia University, and illustrates her impact on UK women’s academics and social life and how she sought to instill ... More


Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866–1946): Redefining the Classical Scholar

Barbara F. McManus

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Grace Harriet Macurdy (Professor of Greek at Vassar College 1893–1937) sought to be acknowledged as a leading scholar in the field of Greek. She began her life with none of the advantages enjoyed by ... More


Her Standing in Poughkeepsie: Family Lineage and Legacy

Jacqueline A. McLeod

in Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036576
eISBN:
9780252093616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036576.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the Bolins' lineage and legacy and Jane Bolin's place in it as a biracial child coming of age in early twentieth-century Poughkeepsie, New York. It examines her relationship with ... More


Discovering Crystal

Amy Aronson

in Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199948734
eISBN:
9780190912864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948734.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Crystal Eastman entered Vassar’s class of 1903, rooming with Lucy Burns, later the chief lobbyist of the National Woman’s Party. She then attended Columbia University, studying with John Bates Clark ... More


Maria Mitchell (1818–1889)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The main subject of this chapter is the life of Maria Mitchell, the first American woman to discover a comet, and the first director of the Vassar Observatory.


Introduction

Vanessa H. May

in Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book focuses on what's rotten in the kitchens of America's middle class. Whenever Vassar College historian Lucy Maynard Salmon was in the company of women, talk always turned to the problem of ... More


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