The Women's Movement

The Women's Movement

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420507010

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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This fascinating volume focuses on the women's movement, featuring quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles. Author Don Nardo explains the ordeal of being an American woman in days without rights. He then details the long road to the ballot box, and the emergence of a new, powerful public woman. The gender equality struggle is richly chronicled here.

Your Sister in the Gospel

Your Sister in the Gospel

Author: Quincy D. Newell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199338689

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 399

"Dear Brother," Jane Manning James wrote to Joseph F. Smith in 1903, "I take this opportunity of writing to ask you if I can get my endowments and also finish the work I have begun for my dead.... Your sister in the Gospel, Jane E. James." A faithful Latter-day Saint since her conversion sixty years earlier, James had made this request several times before, to no avail, and this time she would be just as unsuccessful, even though most Latter-day Saints were allowed to participate in the endowment ritual in the temple as a matter of course. James, unlike most Mormons, was black. For that reason, she was barred from performing the temple rituals that Latter-day Saints believe are necessary to reach the highest degrees of glory after death. A free black woman from Connecticut, James positioned herself at the center of LDS history with uncanny precision. After her conversion, she traveled with her family and other converts from the region to Nauvoo, Illinois, where the LDS church was then based. There, she took a job as a servant in the home of Joseph Smith, the founder and first prophet of the LDS church. When Smith was killed in 1844, Jane found employment as a servant in Brigham Young's home. These positions placed Jane in proximity to Mormonism's most powerful figures, but did not protect her from the church's racially discriminatory policies. Nevertheless, she remained a faithful member until her death in 1908. Your Sister in the Gospel is the first scholarly biography of Jane Manning James or, for that matter, any black Mormon. Quincy D. Newell chronicles the life of this remarkable yet largely unknown figure and reveals why James's story changes our understanding of American history.

Women in U.S. History

Women in U.S. History

Author: Lyda Mary Hardy

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028649569

Category: History

Page: 364

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Provides a bibliography of Web sites, videos, biographies, memoirs, encyclopedias, history books, and other source materials, covering both well-known and less-known women in U.S. history, from Colonial times to the present.

Senior High Core Collection

Senior High Core Collection

Author: Raymond W. Barber

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: UOM:39015066256606

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1514

View: 366

Features annotations for more than 6,200 works in the main volume (2007), and more than 2,400 new titles in three annual supplements published 2008 through 2010. New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam, the Middle East, cultural diversity, and other contemporary topics keeps your library's collection as current as today's headlines.

Handbook of American Women's History

Handbook of American Women's History

Author: Angela M. Howard

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002880723

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 300

This exceptional reference presents short articles on key people, events, and ideas that have shaped the history of women in the United States. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition features more than 100 new entries as well as, for the first time, photographs and artwork illustrating key concepts. Aimed at librarians, students, and teachers, the Handbook of American Women's History provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of a fascinating field of study. Arranged alphabetically, each entry is accompanied by a bibliography of primary and secondary sources to which interested readers can turn for more information. Editors Angela M. Howard and Frances M. Kavenik also provide an extensive subject/name index and end-of-entry cross-referencing to make the book an invaluable resource.