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One Woman s Political Journey

One Woman s Political Journey Book
Author : Lynn Musslewhite,Suzanne Jones Crawford
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780806135632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Born in Nebraska in 1875, Kate Barnard spent most of her childhood in Kansas, where family dislocation and financial failure darkened her early life. After Barnard and her father moved to Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s, Kate had unsatisfying stints as a schoolteacher and a stenographer before she discovered her life work in politics and social reform. One Woman’s Political Journey: Kate Barnard and Social Reform, 1875—1930 details the life’s work—including the political successes and failures—of a complex and courageous woman who appreciated that she was on the cutting edge of new and novel opportunities for women. Crusading for the disadvantaged, Barnard became a spokeswoman for child labor laws, a compulsory school attendance law, a juvenile justice system, and a modern penal structure. In 1907, at age thirty-two, she became the first woman in the nation elected to a state post—Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, a post created specifically for her by Oklahoma’s constitutional convention. Her dramatic rhetoric and favorable publicity attracted national attention and the admiration of Oklahomans. Convinced that women could effect positive change, she encouraged them to move into the public arena and embrace social justice reform. She also formed a coalition of farmers and laborers that led to the creation of Oklahoma’s Democratic Party. In her first term, Barnard persuaded Oklahoma’s all-male legislature to pass reforms announcing state responsibility for the welfare of children and forced changes in the state’s humanitarian institutions. In her second term, she sought protection for property rights of American Indian children. But Barnard’s career was not without obstacles. Her lack of control over budgets and personnel, along with her frequent clashing with male politicians limited her effectiveness and fueled her growing discouragement with politics. Named by Oklahoma Today as one of the fifty most influential Oklahomans in the past one hundred years, Kate Barnard is finally the deserved focus of a full-length scholarly biography.

Alfalfa Bill

Alfalfa Bill Book
Author : Robert L. Dorman
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 0806162201
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this masterful biography, Robert L. Dorman traces the career of William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray from his hardscrabble childhood in post–Civil War Texas to his remarkable ascendancy as a nationally known political figure in the mid-twentieth century. The first comprehensive portrait of Murray to be published in fifty years, Alfalfa Bill is both the exploration of a larger-than-life personality and an illuminating account of the birth of political conservatism in Oklahoma. As Dorman reveals, no political label readily fit Murray. The core conservatism of his Texas years was caught up in the ferment of three major periods of American reform—the Populist uprising, the Progressive Era, and the New Deal. Over his long career, Murray strongly advocated for states’ rights, limited government, and strict constitutionalism, yet he was also a consistent foe of corporations and concentrated wealth. The society he sought was small-scale, decentralized, agrarian—and racially segregated. Although he claimed to represent high principles, Murray as a politician was an opportunist, loved a good fight, had a flair for the theatrical, and hungered for power. Dorman depicts Murray from his days as a political operative in the Chickasaw Nation to his leadership of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, and from the Speaker’s chair of the Oklahoma legislature to the halls of Congress. The book follows Murray’s quixotic attempt to found an agricultural colony in Bolivia, and chronicles his amazing Oklahoma comeback in the 1930 gubernatorial election. The final chapters detail Murray’s legendary term as state governor, his failed candidacy for president, and his emergence as a fierce critic of New Deal liberalism and racial desegregation. Unlike earlier biographies of Murray, Alfalfa Bill brings issues of race, class, and gender to the forefront, often in surprising ways. On the surface, the Murray saga was an American success story, yet his rise came at a price for Murray himself, his family, and the people of the state he helped to create. An indelible portrait emerges of an ambitious, domineering, relentless, and unapologetically racist figure whose tarnished legacy seems painfully relevant in America’s current political climate.

Iran Awakening

Iran Awakening Book
Author : Shirin Ebadi,Azadeh Moaveni
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2007-04-10
ISBN : 0812975286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi—raped, tortured and murdered in Iran—Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today. She rose quickly to become the first female judge in the country; but when the religious authorities declared women unfit to serve as judges she was demoted to clerk in the courtroom she had once presided over. She eventually fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in politically charged cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent. She has been arrested and been the target of assassination, but through it all has spoken out with quiet bravery on behalf of the victims of injustice and discrimination and become a powerful voice for change, almost universally embraced as a hero. Her memoir is a gripping story—a must-read for anyone interested in Zara Kazemi’s case, in the life of a remarkable woman, or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world. Praise for Shirin Ebadi and Iran Awakening “This is the riveting story of an amazing and very brave woman living through some quite turbulent times. And she emerges with head unbowed.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu “The safety and freedom of citizens in democracies is irretrievably bound with the safety and freedom of people like Shirin Ebadi who are fighting to reassert the best achievements of mankind: universal human rights. One of the staunchest advocates for human rights in her country and beyond, Ms. Ebadi, herself a devout Muslim, represents hope for many in Muslim societies that Islam and democracy are indeed compatible.”—Azar Nafisi “A moving portrait of a life lived in truth.”—The New York Times Book Review “A riveting account of a brave, lonely struggle . . . [Iran Awakening] reads like a police thriller, its drama heightened by Ebadi’s determination to keep up the quotidian aspects of her family life.”—The Washington Post Book World “A must read . . . may be the most important book you could read this year.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Thinking Like a Woman

Thinking Like a Woman Book
Author : Christine Overall
Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 1894549058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Thinking Like a Woman, philosopher Christine Overall provides welcome reflections on the important social and political issues that shape our lives. This highly readable collection of her columns from The Kingston Whig-Standard explores issues such as motherhood and family life, health and education, love and loss, and gender equality.

Loss and Transformation One Woman s Journey out of Grief to Opportunity

Loss and Transformation  One Woman   s Journey out of Grief to Opportunity Book
Author : Rabbi Katy Z. Allen
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2015-04-22
ISBN : 131262499X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Loss and Transformation: One Woman's Journey out of Grief to Opportunity provides a personal account of the author's exploration of her family's stories and their connections to sacred texts as a vehicle for her own emotional and spiritual transformation in the face of loss and grief. A Jewish theology of loss and transformation accompanies the stories, along with step-by-step reflections to allow the reader to participate in the process of connecting family stories and sacred texts as a way to heal from personal loss.

A Woman s Odyssey

A Woman s Odyssey Book
Author : Linda Aaker
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780929398747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Politics and passion are spiked with humor and searching in this compelling tale of a modern woman's journey to mid-life. From shooting deer in Texas to shooting pictures in the Himalayas, from boyfriends to babies, from hitchhiking alone in Guatemala to traveling with the Clintons on the pre-election Texas bus tour, Aaker observes and analyses her world with unexpected candor and insight. Although the specific details are only one woman's experiences, the narrative chronicles the win/loss cycles faced by any woman who chooses to have both career and family.

A Woman s Place

A Woman s Place Book
Author : Audrey McLaughlin,Rick Archbold
Publisher : Macfarlane Walter & Ross
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Woman s Place book written by Audrey McLaughlin,Rick Archbold, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

All the King s Women Polygyny and Politics in Europe 900 1250

All the King   s Women  Polygyny and Politics in Europe  900   1250 Book
Author : Jan Rüdiger
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2020-09-25
ISBN : 9004434577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In All the King’s Women Jan Rüdiger investigates medieval elite polygyny and its ‘uses’ in Northern Europe with a comparative perspective on England and France as well as Iberia.

It Happened in Oklahoma

It Happened in Oklahoma Book
Author : Robert L. Dorman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-06-01
ISBN : 1493039113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers an inside look at over 30 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Sooner State. Read all about the Trail of Tears in Tahlequah. Find out why George W. McLaurin was denied admission to the University of Oklahoma in 1950. Try to solve the mystery of Karen Silkwood's suspicious death in 1974.

Participation of Women in Political Life

Participation of Women in Political Life Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Women Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia

Women  Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia Book
Author : M. Alston
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-08-07
ISBN : 1137390573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, women's political activism and gender inequalities.

The Alchemy of Survival

The Alchemy of Survival Book
Author : John E. Mack,Rita Stenzler Rogers
Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of a young girl who rescued herself and her family from a Nazi concentration camp, escaped two Communist regimes, and survived to use her firsthand knowledge of pain, hardship, and conflict to provide psychiatric counseling for children

A Woman s Life Work

A Woman s Life Work Book
Author : Laura S. Haviland
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-07-16
ISBN : 3752302895
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reproduction of the original: A Woman's Life-Work by Laura S. Haviland

Living a Political Life

Living a Political Life Book
Author : Madeleine May Kunin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-07-27
ISBN : 0307801896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first time Madeleine M. Kunin ran for office it was because she thought there ought to be more women in politics. In time she fulfilled that belief by becoming the first woman governor of Vermont. Throughout her career, Kunin found that the rules for women politicians were different: she would not be forgiven (nor would she forgive herself) for neglecting her family. She could not afford to display emotion at the wrong times lest she be thought "weak." And she would have to learn to play political hardball with the best of them while keeping her integrity. In Living a Political Life, Kunin-who is now Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education-takes a frank look at the challenges that confronted her as she tried not just to succeed in politics but to set a precedent for other women. In doing so, she illuminates both what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a public servant and gives us a memoir as thoughtful and revealing as any to emerge from the corridors of power.

Feminism Sexuality and Politics

Feminism  Sexuality  and Politics Book
Author : Estelle B. Freedman
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2006-12-08
ISBN : 0807877107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B. Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. Over the past thirty years, she has produced a body of work in which scholarship and politics have never been mutually exclusive. This collection brings together eleven essays--eight previously published and three new--that document the evolving relationship between academic feminism and political feminism as Freedman has studied and lived it. Following an introduction that presents a map of the personal and intellectual trajectory of Freedman's work, the first section of essays, on the origins and strategies of women's activism in U.S. history, reiterates the importance of valuing women in a society that has long devalued their contributions. The second section, on the maintenance of sexual boundaries, explores the malleability of both sexual identities and sexual politics. Underlying the collection is an inquiry into the changing meanings of gender, sexuality, and politics during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries along with a concern for applying the insights of women's history broadly, from the classroom to the courthouse.

Suffrage Reader

Suffrage Reader Book
Author : Claire Eustance,Joan Ryan,Laura Ugolini
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2000-02-01
ISBN : 0718501780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This reader contains a mixture of new narratives on suffrage, together with reinterpretations of some long-established "truths" about the campaign by British women for the vote. Some chapters shift the focus from "the great and the good" based in London, and explore the issues which motivated supporters in other parts of Britain. Other chapters illuminate the lengths some men were prepared to go to see women become voters - and the lengths others were prepared to go to stop them. A variety of topics is covered by the contributors, who include both established scholars and writers relatively new to the field. "A Suffrage Reader" provides an opportunity to push back the boundaries of suffrage history, enabling us to think again about the diverse and sometimes contraditory motives for, and outcomes of, involvement in the long campaign by women for the vote in Britain. The book also makes it possible to pause and reflect upon recent developments in writing on suffrage history, and the extent to which this has been bound up with developing attitudes towards politics in the latter decades of the 20th century.

Madame Mao

Madame Mao Book
Author : Ross Terrill
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780804729222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the most complete and authoritative account of the childhood and tumultuous life of Jiang Qing, from her early years as an aspiring actress to her marriage and partnership with Mao Zedong, the controversial years of power after Mao's death, her final years of disgrace and imprisonment, and her suicide in 1991.

The Politics of Being a Woman

The Politics of Being a Woman Book
Author : H. Savigny,H. Warner
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-01-08
ISBN : 1137384662
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century? The feminist movement has a long and rich history, but is its time now passed? This edited collection is driven by the question, why is feminism viewed by some (we would add a majority) as outdated, no longer necessary and having achieved its goals, and what role have the media played in this?

Issues in American Political Life

Issues in American Political Life Book
Author : Robert Thobaben,Charles Funderburk,Donna Schlagheck
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-07-02
ISBN : 1317347056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A core text for undergraduate courses in American Public Policy, or supplemental reading in such courses as Introduction to American Government or Politics, American Public Policy Analysis, Introduction to Political Science. A substantive alternative to typical "issues" texts-which cover too many issues, too superficially-this intriguing and comprehensive text offers a more in-depth and coherent approach to contemporary policy problems and solutions. It provides a conceptual framework in which students can become comfortable actually doing policy analysis, and in learning skills beyond reading about certain political issues. Thematically organized, it looks at nine specific issues grouped into three broad categories that hold an enduring importance in American political life-money and politics, violence and politics, and biology and politics. All nine chapters and their respective topics (campaigns, corruption, welfare, crime, terrorism, arms control, the environment, biomedical issues, and biotechnology) have a strong conceptual base with current political dimensions and policy concerns woven throughout. Students not only learn the context, status, and prospects of issues confronting the U.S. government, but also see how these issues now cross our domestic borders into a global realm.

Spanish American Women Writers

Spanish American Women Writers Book
Author : Diane E. Marting
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780313251948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.