Search Results for: United States Government Documents On Women 1800 1990 Labor

When Women Didn't Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics

When Women Didn't Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics

Author: Robert Lopresti

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843693

Category: History

Page: 352

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Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics. • Provides new ways of thinking about the history of women in the United States • Examines the systems used to gather and publish federal statistics, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Demonstrates the need for applying critical thinking skills even when examining assumedly trustworthy statistics from official sources • Reveals how details of women's lives in the United States have been erased or disguised in data that is considered authoritative and reliable

Women's History

Women's History

Author: Lynn Ann Catanese

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313302707

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Describing over 300 research collections, this guide reinterprets Hagley's collections within the context of women's history.

Acquaintance and Date Rape

Acquaintance and Date Rape

Author: Sally K. Ward

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313291497

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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This annotated bibliography reviews scholarly work on acquaintance and date rape. Works specifically on acquaintance or date rape are included, as well as earlier works that led to the emergence of the separate conceptual category of acquaintance rape. Each annotation includes a statement of the purpose, the method, and the major findings of the work.

Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin

Author: Suzanne Disheroon Green

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304246

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Kate Chopin has emerged as one of the most significant American writers of the nineteenth century. Though her works typically reflect the language and customs of Louisiana, they also make universal comments about women, men, and human relationships. The last thirty years have witnessed heightened scholarly interest in her writings. This bibliography surveys the vast amount of scholarship published on Chopin between 1976 and 1998, with some coverage of 1999. Included are annotated entries for books, articles, and dissertations, along with extensive indexes. The volume also provides a biographical sketch, a review of the evolution of trends in Chopin scholarship, and a textual history.

Women's Studies

Women's Studies

Author: Linda A. Krikos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085666

Category: Social Science

Page: 858

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This monumental work maps the field of women's studies publications, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published in the last two decades of the 20th century.

An Officer and a Lady

An Officer and a Lady

Author: Betty Bandel

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584653779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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One of the negative consequences of the 1978 integration of the various women's auxiliaries into the mainstream of the U.S. military was a loss of institutional memory. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation was established, in part, to preserve a thread of history by documenting and celebrating the rich and varied experiences of women in the U.S. military. From 1942 to 1945, Lieutenant Colonel Betty Bandel (retired) served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC, later WAC, the Women's Army Corps), eventually heading the WAC Division of the Army Air Force. During these years she wrote hundreds of letters to family and friends tracing her growth from an enthusiastic recruit, agog in the presence of public figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt (code named Rover), to a seasoned officer and leader. Bandel was one of the Corps' most influential senior officers. Her letters are rich with detail about the WAC's contribution to the war effort and the inner workings of the first large, non-nurse contingent of American military women. In addition, her letters offer a revealing look at the wartime emergence of professional women. Perhaps for the first time, women oversaw and directed hundreds of thousands of personnel, acquired professional and personal experiences, and built networks that would guide and influence them well past their war years. Thus, Betty Bandel's story is not only an intimate account of one woman's military experience during World War II but part of the larger story of women's history and progress.

Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present [3 volumes]

Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present [3 volumes]

Author: Colleen Boyett

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440846939

Category: History

Page: 1254

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Indispensable for the student or researcher studying women's history, this book draws upon a wide array of cultural settings and time periods in which women displayed agency by carrying out their daily economic, familial, artistic, and religious obligations. Since record keeping began, history has been written by a relatively few elite men. Insights into women's history are left to be gleaned by scholars who undertake careful readings of ancient literature, examine archaeological artifacts, and study popular culture, such as folktales, musical traditions, and art. For some historical periods and geographic regions, this is the only way to develop some sense of what daily life might have been like for women in a particular time and place. This reference explores the daily life of women across civilizations. The work is organized in sections on different civilizations from around the world, arranged chronologically. Within each society, the encyclopedia highlights the roles of women within five broad thematic categories: the arts, economics and work, family and community life, recreation and social customs, and religious life. Included are numerous sidebars containing additional information, document excerpts, images, and suggestions for further reading. An introduction provides an overview the daily life of women through history, and a timeline highlights key events in women's history. Chronologically arranged sections on civilizations from across world history provide information on the daily life of women living in those societies. For each civilization, broad categories of daily life are broken into subsections, with each offering reference entries on specific topics. Photos help users visualize important topics, and sidebars provide interesting tangential information. Bibliographies direct readers to additional resources.

The Korean War

The Korean War

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303177

Category: History

Page: 346

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An essential piece of the increasing scholarship on and about the Korean War.