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Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William ...
Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967
Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street Merchant Prince William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune. Motivated by their own experiences with sexism, and focusing on women's need for economic independence, these benefactors sought to expand women's access to higher education, promote suffrage, and champion reproductive rights, as well as to provide assistance to working-class women. In a time when women still wielded limited political power, philanthropy was perhaps the most potent tool they had. But even as these wealthy women exercised considerable influence, their activism had significant limits. As Johnson argues, restrictions tied to their giving engendered resentment and jeopardized efforts to establish coalitions across racial and class lines. As the struggle for full economic and political power and self-determination for women continues today, this history reveals how generous women helped shape the movement. And Johnson shows us that tensions over wealth and power that persist in the modern movement have deep historical roots.
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31.450000 USD

Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967

by Joan Marie Johnson
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Before MP3 players, DVDs, and video games, before even TV and radio, American children entertained themselves by reading. Often what they read were popular magazines aimed at the whole family; a weekly newspaper such as The Youth's Companion or a monthly magazine like St. Nicholas were about all a turn-of-the-century ...
Adventures in the West: Stories for Young Readers
Before MP3 players, DVDs, and video games, before even TV and radio, American children entertained themselves by reading. Often what they read were popular magazines aimed at the whole family; a weekly newspaper such as The Youth's Companion or a monthly magazine like St. Nicholas were about all a turn-of-the-century family could afford. But what these publications afforded was invaluable, and it is this education in imagination and American life that Adventures in the West revisits. Adventures in the West brings together twenty-six stories from The Youth's Companion and St. Nicholas to offer a unique perspective on the values of the time. The stories also reveal the common myths, attitudes, and prejudices of life on the western frontier, reflected in the lessons these publications imparted to a young audience. To enhance the reader's understanding, the editors have added historical and cultural background for each story. Some of the best writers of the time, including L. Frank Baum, Hamlin Garland, and Mary Austin, write of a West that mirrors American history and the values the authors sought to promote. Filled with the exploits of cowpunchers, pioneers, courageous Indians, and plucky animals, these riveting stories also embody the beliefs and experiences of an era and tell more than one story of their day.
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20.950000 USD

Adventures in the West: Stories for Young Readers

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The Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm
11.810000 USD

The Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm

by Jesse Macy
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Social Life in Old Virginia Before the War
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13.120000 USD

Social Life in Old Virginia Before the War

by Thomas Nelson Page
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Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution (Classic Reprint)

by Elihu Root
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Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary; Also Thrilling Experiences of Pre-Frontier Life Among Indians, Their Traits, Civil and Savage, and Part of Autobiography, Inter-Related to His Father's
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14.250000 USD

Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary; Also Thrilling Experiences of Pre-Frontier Life Among Indians, Their Traits, Civil and Savage, and Part of Autobiography, Inter-Related to His Father's

by Howard Egan
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Show-Me: Writing Desks from 1887-1888 (Picture Book)
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7.300000 USD

Show-Me: Writing Desks from 1887-1888 (Picture Book)

by Angela M Foster
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Fables in Slang
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26.200000 USD

Fables in Slang

by George Ade
Hardback
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Vanishing Arizona: a Young Wife of an Officer of the U.S. 8th Infantry in Apacheria During the 1870's
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29.400000 USD

Vanishing Arizona: a Young Wife of an Officer of the U.S. 8th Infantry in Apacheria During the 1870's

by Martha Summerhayes
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History of the Donner Party
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32.540000 USD

History of the Donner Party

by C F McGlashan
Hardback
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Hero Stories from American History: For Elementary Schools
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14.650000 USD

Hero Stories from American History: For Elementary Schools

by Francis K Ball, Albert F Blaisdell
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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Letters of Personal Adventure in 1873
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15.750000 USD

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Letters of Personal Adventure in 1873

by Isabella L Bird
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The Border and the Buffalo: the Recollections of a Buffalo Hunter & Indian Fighter on the American West Frontier
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16.800000 USD

The Border and the Buffalo: the Recollections of a Buffalo Hunter & Indian Fighter on the American West Frontier

by John R Cook
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Reconstruction: Binding the Wounds
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8.350000 USD

Reconstruction: Binding the Wounds

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Wild Animals I Have Known, and 200 Drawings
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29.350000 USD

Wild Animals I Have Known, and 200 Drawings

by Ernest Thompson Seton
Hardback
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Doesticks: What He Says
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29.350000 USD

Doesticks: What He Says

by Q K Philander Doesticks
Hardback
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The Big Brother
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6.670000 USD

The Big Brother

by George Cary Eggleston
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Fifty Famous People
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8.400000 USD

Fifty Famous People

by James Baldwin
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Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman's Tale of Life on the Prairie
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12.550000 USD

Butter in the Well: A Scandinavian Woman's Tale of Life on the Prairie

by Linda K Hubalek
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Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack: Accounts of Cattle Drives, Railroads, Indians & Characters of the Old West
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26.250000 USD

Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack: Accounts of Cattle Drives, Railroads, Indians & Characters of the Old West

by Frank Benton
Hardback
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Show-Me: Horse Saddles from 1876 (Picture Book)
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7.300000 USD

Show-Me: Horse Saddles from 1876 (Picture Book)

by Angela M Foster
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Show-Me: Des Moines, Iowa During the Early 1900s (Picture Book)
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7.300000 USD

Show-Me: Des Moines, Iowa During the Early 1900s (Picture Book)

by Angela M Foster
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Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late
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8.700000 USD

Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late

by Susie King Taylor
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Show-Me: Paper Box Toy Furniture from 1914 (Picture Book)
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7.300000 USD

Show-Me: Paper Box Toy Furniture from 1914 (Picture Book)

by Angela M Foster
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Show-Me: Horse Harnesses & Bridles from 1876 (Picture Book)
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7.300000 USD

Show-Me: Horse Harnesses & Bridles from 1876 (Picture Book)

by Angela M Foster
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Fables in Slang
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26.200000 USD

Fables in Slang

by Clyde J Illus Newman, George Ade
Hardback
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Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days
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6.040000 USD

Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days

by Annie L Burton
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The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War
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6.290000 USD

The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War

by Annie Heloise Abel
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Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains
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27.300000 USD

Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains

by William F Drannan
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