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The First Women Lawyers

The First Women Lawyers
A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions

by Mary Jane Mossman

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2006-05-31
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1847310958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comparative study explores the lives of some of the women who first initiated challenges to male exclusivity in the legal professions in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Their challenges took place at a time of considerable optimism about progressive societal change, including new and expanding opportunities for women, as well as a variety of proposals for reforming law, legal education, and standards of legal professionalism. By situating women's claims for admission to the bar within this reformist context in different jurisdictions, the study examines the intersection of historical ideas about gender and about legal professionalism at the turn of the twentieth century. In exploring these systemic issues, the study also provides detailed examinations of the lives of some of the first women lawyers in six jurisdictions: the United States, Canada, Britain, New Zealand and Australia, India, and western Europe. In exploring how individual women adopted different legal arguments in litigated cases, or devised particular strategies to overcome barriers to professional work, the study assesses how shifting and contested ideas about gender and about legal professionalism shaped women's opportunities and choices, as well as both support for and opposition to their claims. As a comparative study of the first women lawyers in several different jurisdictions, the book reveals how a number of quite different women engaged with ideas of gender and legal professionalism at the turn of the twentieth century.

America's First Women Philosophers

America's First Women Philosophers
Transplanting Hegel, 1860-1925

by Dorothy G. Rogers

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2009-06-15
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0826440258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first book about the women of the early American idealist movement in philosophy and a chapter is devoted to the life, practical work, and philosophical ideas of each of them.

Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics

Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics
A Book

by Jean L. S. Patrick

  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release : 2017-08-08
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1632895773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lucile “Ludy” Godbold was six feet tall and skinnier than a Carolina pine and an exceptional athlete. In her final year on the track team at Winthrop College in South Carolina, Ludy tried the shot put and she made that iron ball sail with her long, skinny arms. But when Ludy qualified for the first Women's Olympics in 1922, Ludy had no money to go. Thanks to the help of her college and classmates, Ludy traveled to Paris and won the gold medal with more than a foot to spare. Hooray for Ludy! Based on a true story about a little-known athlete and a unique event in women's sports history.

The Pain Killer "Journey to Loving Yourself First" Women's Edition

The Pain Killer 'Journey to Loving Yourself First' Women's Edition
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by Uganda TheGoddess Reed

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1794706615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vera Menchik

Vera Menchik
A Biography of the First Women’s World Chess Champion, with 350 Games

by Robert B. Tanner

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1476624984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Not only was Vera Menchik the first woman in the history of chess to compete on an equal basis with the top male players, she absolutely dominated women’s chess during the last 17 years of her life. Hers was a fascinating career as an independent professional in an era where this was rare for women in any endeavor. In this book her games are brought to life utilizing her own annotations, as well as the notes of her contemporaries including Capablanca, Alekhine, Fine and others. All of her known games, as well as samples of her writings on the subject of chess are included. Beyond the technical aspect of her games, a brief biography and eulogies by her friends and colleagues reveal her life as a player and as a human being. Included are her comparisons of Russia where she was born and England where she resided as an adult, her philosophy of life, as well as her perspectives on chess in England and during World War II. Above all, a view is provided of the life of the chess professional during the golden age of Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, and Euwe.

A History of Women in the United States

A History of Women in the United States
State-By-State Reference

by Doris Weatherford

  • Publisher : Grolier, Incorporated
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN : 9780717258055
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This four-volume reference is intended for high school students and above, as well as the general public. The first volume opens with introductory essays on the history of feminism; on women in various eras (from early America through World War II and postwar eras); and on women's history in terms of political participation and social activism, race and ethnicity, and cultural representation. These essays are signed and include references. Following are alphabetically arranged state articles, each opening with a literary quote (by a woman) and comprising a narrative history supplemented with boxed features spotlighting events, people, and trends; a timeline; a biographical section on prominent women; a description of relevant sites; resources; a state map; primary document excerpts; and a chart of key statistical information. Appendices include a chronology, primary documents, statistical tables, and an extensive general bibliography. Numerous scholars contributed, working under the editorial leadership of Weatherford (U. of South Florida). Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Women of the First Nations

Women of the First Nations
Power, Wisdom, and Strength

by Christine Miller,Patricia Chuchryk

  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release : 1996-08-15
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780887553967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"From diversity comes strength and wisdom": this was the guiding principle for selecting the articles in this collection. Because there is no single voice, identity, history, or cultural experience that represents the women of the First Nations, a realistic picture will have many facets. Accordingly, the authors in Women of the First Nations include Native and non-Native scholars, feminists, and activists from across Canada.Their work examines various aspects of Aboriginal women's lives from a variety of theoretical and personal perspectives. They discuss standard media representations, as well as historical and current realities. They bring new perspectives to discussions on Aboriginal art, literature, historical, and cultural contributions, and they offer diverse viewpoints on present economic, environmental, and political issues.This collection counters the marginalization and silencing of First Nations women's voices and reflects the power, strength, and wisdom inherent in their lives.

Women and Children First

Women and Children First
A Book

by Robin Miskolcze

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0803209878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At a crucial time in American history, narratives of women in command or imperiled at sea contributed to the construction of a national rhetoric. Robin Miskolcze makes her case by way of careful readings of images of women at sea before the Civil War in her book Women and Children First. Though the sea has traditionally been interpreted as the province of men, women have gone to sea as mothers, wives, figureheads, and slaves. In fact, in the nineteenth century, women at sea contributed to the formation of an ethics of survival that helped to define American ideals. This study examines, often for the first time, images of women at sea in antebellum narratives ranging from novels and sermons to newspaper accounts and lithographs. Anglo-American women in antebellum sea narratives are often portrayed as models of American ideals derived from women’s seemingly innate Christian self-sacrifice. Miskolcze argues that these ideals, in conjunction with the maritime directive of “women and children first” during sea disasters, in turn defined a new masculine individualism, one that was morally minded, rooted in Christian principles, and dedicated to preserving virtue. Further, Miskolcze contends that without the antebellum sea narratives portraying the Christian self-sacrifice of women, the abolitionist cause would have suffered. African American women appealed to the directive of “women and children first” to make manifest their own womanhood, and by extension, their own humanity.

Women Workers in the First World War

Women Workers in the First World War
A Book

by Gail Braybon

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-12
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1136248668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women’s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men’s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that women’s position would never be the same again. This book looks at how and why women were employed, and in what ways society’s attitudes towards women workers did or did not change during the war. Contrary to the mythology of the war, which portrayed women as popular workers, rewarded with the vote for their splendid work, the author shows that most employers were extremely reluctant to take on women workers, and remained cynical about their performance. The book considers attitudes towards women’s work as held throughout society. It examines the prejudices of government, trade unions and employers, and considers society’s views about the kinds of work women should be doing, and their "wider role" as the "mothers of the race". First published in 1981, this is an important book for anyone interested in women’s history, or the social history of the twentieth century. Companion volumes, Women Workers in the Second World War by Penny Summerfield, and Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars by Gail Braybon and Penny Summerfield, are also published by Routledge.

Globalization, Women, and Health in the Twenty-First Century

Globalization, Women, and Health in the Twenty-First Century
A Book

by I. Kickbusch,K. Hartwig,J. List

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2005-12-10
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 1403977054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We are still only beginning to understand the increasingly complex set of interdependencies among gender, health and globalization. This book brings together a diverse group of distinguished scholars and activists to explore the new risks and freedoms for men and women in a global society and their health determinants. They map the gendered impact of these processes and present a health landscape that takes us beyond nation states into trans-border flows of capital, people, goods and services. Each chapter begins with a global analysis of specific trends followed by two 'In Perspective' pieces by authors from contrasting disciplines and geographies.

Women's Writing on the First World War

Women's Writing on the First World War
A Book

by Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature Agnes Cardinal

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9780198122807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covering every genre of writing about World War I from the period 1914 to 1930, this anthology collects letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts, novels and short stories by well-known women authors.

Irish Women in the First World War Era

Irish Women in the First World War Era
Irish Women’s Lives, 1914-18

by Jennifer Redmond,Elaine Farrell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1000145085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first collection of essays to focus exclusively on Irish women’s experiences in the First World War period, 1914-18, across the island of Ireland, contextualising the wartime realities of women’s lives in a changing political landscape. The essays consider experiences ranging from the everyday realities of poverty and deprivation, to the contributions made to the war effort by women through philanthropy and by working directly with refugees. Gendered norms and assumptions about women’s behaviour are critically analysed, from the rhetoric surrounding ‘separation women’ and their use of alcohol, to the navigation of public spaces and the attempts to deter women from perceived immoral behaviour. Political life is also examined by leading scholars in the field, including accounts from women on both sides of the ‘Irish question’ and the impact the war had on their activism and ambitions. Finally, new light is shed on the experiences of women working in munitions factories around Ireland and the complexity of this work in the Irish context is explored. Throughout, it is asserted that while there were many commonalities in women’s experiences throughout the British and Irish Isles at this time, the particular political context of Ireland added a different, and in many respects an unexamined, dimension. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s History Review.

999

999
The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

by Heather Dune Macadam

  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Release : 2021-01-26
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0806539372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee From acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam, the previously untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked on March 25, 1942 into boarding the train that became the first official transport to Auschwitz. On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women--many of them teenagers--were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reichsmarks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive. The facts of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz are little known, yet profoundly relevant today. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish--but also because they were female. Now acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam reveals their poignant stories, drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulting with historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and women's history.

Women And Men In South Africa First Invented Writing

Women And Men In South Africa First Invented Writing
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by Aba de Bright

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2021-03-19
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 3753443905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Without darker skin, humanity would have died out already 2.1 million years ago. And who would have guessed that Homo erectus had the ingenious skill to invent language and even the first abstract sign. Skills that reflect his incredible will to survive, which our African ancestresses and ancestors inherited from him. Because when the most devastating natural disaster in history veiled the sky red, they were on the verge of extinction. But instead of giving up, they were the firsts on earth to invent the writing. Aba de Bright, using new archaeological facts, traces the stony path our ancestresses and ancestors had to walk. Catches the unique moment of their greatest invention. People who, despite all adversities, got patriarchs to take over most letters of their alphabet. At last, the role of women in the invention of the writing is also becoming visible. All parts of this non-fiction novel are a passionate call against misogyny, aversion to strangers and racism.

The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment of Women

The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment of Women
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by Edward Arber

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2020-07-16
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 3752304693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment of Women by Edward Arber

Pacific Lady

Pacific Lady
The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean

by Sharon Sites Adams

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2008-09
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 0803211384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It was an age without GPS and the Internet, without high-tech monitoring and instantaneous reporting. And it was a time when women simply didn?t do such things. None of this deterred Sharon Sites Adams. In June 1965 Adams made history as the first woman to sail solo from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Four years later, just as Neil Armstrong very publicly stepped onto the moon, the diminutive Adams, alone and unobserved, finally sighted Point Arguello, California, after seventy-four days sailing a thirty-one-foot ketch from Japan, across the violent and unpredictable Pacific. She was the first woman to do so, setting another world record. ø Inspiring and exciting, Adams?s memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson she bought a boat, and within eight months she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill she could muster to overcome the seasickness, exhaustion, and loneliness that marked her harrowing crossings.

Issues in Feminism

Issues in Feminism
A First Course in Women's Studies

by Sheila Ruth

  • Publisher : Boston : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN : 9780395286913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Women in Blue Helmets

The Women in Blue Helmets
Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

by Lesley J. Pruitt

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0520290607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Women in Blue Helmets tells the story of the first all-female police unit deployed by India to the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia in January 2007. Lesley J. Pruitt investigates how the unit was originated, developed, and implemented, offering an important historical record of this unique initiative. Examining precedents in policing in the troop-contributing country and recent developments in policing in the host country, the book offers contextually rich examination of all-female units, explores the potential benefits of and challenges to women’s participation in peacekeeping, and illuminates broader questions about the relationship between gender, peace, and security.

Finish the Fight!

Finish the Fight!
The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

by Veronica Chambers,The Staff of The New York Times

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2020-08-18
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0358407826
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times bestseller! Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told. Gorgeous portraits accompany biographies of such fierce but forgotten women as Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and advocate Zitkála-Šá, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who, at just sixteen years old, helped lead the biggest parade in history to promote the cause of suffrage. FINISH THE FIGHT will fit alongside important collections that tell the full story of America's fiercest women. Perfect for fans of GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS and BAD GIRLS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

Women's Participation in First-professional Degree Programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and Law, 1969-70 Through 1974-75

Women's Participation in First-professional Degree Programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and Law, 1969-70 Through 1974-75
A Book

by Mary Diederich Ott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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