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Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More


Introduction

Saskia Lettmaier

in Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter sets the stage by first establishing links with two fields of scholarship, with regard to which the book can usefully be situated: (i) works examining the interaction ... More


Introduction Searching for Women in Narratives of American Religious History

Catherine A. Brekus

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.3
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explains why it is necessary to include women in narratives of religious history in America, with emphasis on how women's history transforms our understanding of the nation's religious ... More


Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Gail Hershatter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This guide on Chinese and women's history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of ... More


Introduction: ‘Grossly Material Things’

Helen Smith

in 'Grossly Material Things': Women and Book Production in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651580
eISBN:
9780191741654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651580.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction makes the case for the intersection between feminist literary history, history of the book, and the study of materiality, briefly outlining these fields by analysing Woolf's ... More


Coda: reading labour and writing women's literary history

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Despite three decades of groundbreaking feminist scholarship, the project of writing women's literary history is still, to an extent, overshadowed by the critical narratives about professionalism, ... More


Women’s History: From Neglect to Prominence and to Integration

Alice Kessler-Harris

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For a long period, a small number of women were active in the Mississippi Valley Historical Association but there were no papers on women at the annual meetings and only two articles on women in the ... More


Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Leanne Mccormick

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is an examination of the attempts to regulate female sexuality in twentieth-century Northern Ireland from the 1900s to the 1960s. Using a range of archive material, it opens up areas of a ... More


Living with History / Making Social Change

Gerda Lerner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832936
eISBN:
9781469605920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887868_lerner
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book is in an autobiographical framework that spans the period from 1963 to the present. It encompasses theoretical writing and organizational work in transforming the history profession and in ... More


Longitudinal analysis and the constitution of the concept of gender

Jane Elliott

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the value of longitudinal data and longitudinal approaches for examining women's lives. In particular, the chapter focuses on the role of part-time work in the context of ... More


Women’s Past and the Currents of U.S. History

Kathy Peiss

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the birth of professional women's and gender history in the United States amid the broader social, political, and intellectual currents of the 1960s. In particular, it examines ... More


Putting the Political in Economy: African Women’s and Gender History, 1992–2010

Claire Robertson

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines multidisciplinary work on African women's and gender history between 1992 and 2010, calling this scholarship histoire engagée. After a brief overview of the development of ... More


Resistant Women in Contested Frames

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book concludes with a production history and analysis of Julia (1977), arguably Zinnemann's most complex “Resistance” film and one of the most important films about women ever made. The chapter ... More


Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haulman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women's history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women's and gender history ... More


Women’s and Gender History in Modern India: Researching the Past, Reflecting on the Present

Mytheli Sreenivas

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the gendered nature of modernity in the case of India by tracing the trajectory of Indian women's historiography in the late twentieth century. More specifically, it explores ... More


Afterword: Women in Early America

Jennifer L. Morgan

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Jennifer L. Morgan’s afterword situates the volume’s essays in the context of women’s history and early American history in general. It highlights the need for scholarship on women and gender in ... More


Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Julia Knight and Christine Gledhill (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Research into and around women's participation in cinematic history is enjoying a period of dynamic growth. A broadening of scope and interests encompasses not only different kinds of filmmaking ... More


Holistic History Challenges and Possibilities

Gerda Lerner

in Living with History / Making Social Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832936
eISBN:
9781469605920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887868_lerner.14
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter looks at the present state of Women's History, assesses its accomplishments in the past forty years, and projects its possible future. It reiterates the author's belief that the ... More


Gender and the Politics of Exceptionalism in the Writing of British Women’s History

Arianne Chernock

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the political nature of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historical production on British women by focusing on a genre of women's history called “women worthies.” After ... More


Writing Women’s History across Time and Space: Introduction

Pamela S. Nadell and Kate Haulman

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the intellectual and political production of women's history across time and space. Drawing on insights from scholars, it considers women's and gender history within national, ... More


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