What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s (Louann by Marsha Francis Cassidy

By Marsha Francis Cassidy

During this pathfinding ebook, according to unique archival learn, Marsha F. Cassidy bargains the 1st thorough research of daylight hours television's earliest and most important women's genres, appraising from a feminist standpoint what ladies watched sooner than cleaning soap opera rose to prominence. After supplying a accomplished heritage of the early days of women's programming around the state, Cassidy deals a serious dialogue of the codecs, courses, and celebrities that introduced sunlight hours television in America--Kate Smith's kind convey and the famed singer's unsuccessful transition from patriotic radio famous person to Nineteen Fifties television idol; the "charm boys" Garry Moore, Arthur Godfrey, and artwork Linkletter, whose courses commemorated women's participation yet within the strategy validated the dominance of male hosts on television; and the "misery indicates" Strike It wealthy and Glamour lady and the debate, either serious and criminal, they stirred up. Cassidy then turns to NBC's domestic convey, starring the urbane Arlene Francis, who infused the homemaking layout with long island sophistication, and the formidable day-by-day anthology drama Matinee Theater, which strove to tell apart itself from cleaning soap opera and turn into a countrywide theater of the air. She concludes with an research of 4 renowned viewers participation indicates of the era--the runaway hit Queen for an afternoon; Ralph Edwards's sunlight hours exhibit of surprises, it may be You; Who Do You Trust?, starring a younger Johnny Carson; and the massive Payoff, that includes Bess Myerson, the country's first Jewish leave out the US. Cassidy's shut feminist examining of those exhibits truly demonstrates how sunlight hours television reflected the cultural pressures, inconsistencies, and ambiguities of the postwar period.

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A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances by Frances Peter, John Smith Ph.D., William Cooper Jr.

By Frances Peter, John Smith Ph.D., William Cooper Jr.

Frances Peter was once one of many 11 childrens of Dr. Robert Peter, a healthcare professional for the Union military. The Peter kin lived on Gratz Park close to downtown Lexington, the place nineteen-year-old Frances started recording her impressions of the Civil conflict. due to ailment, she didn't frequently enterprise open air her domestic yet was once in a position to assemble a impressive quantity of knowledge from associates, buddies, and newspapers. Peter's candid diary chronicles Kentucky's invasion through Confederates below Gen. Braxton Bragg in 1862, Lexington's month-long profession via Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, and adjustments in angle one of the slave inhabitants following the Emancipation Proclamation. As troops from either North and South took turns preserving the town, she again and again emphasised the rightness of the Union reason and minced no phrases in expressing her disdain for the hated ""secesh."" Her writings articulate many matters universal to Kentucky Unionists. notwithstanding she used to be an ardent supporter of the struggle opposed to the Confederacy, Peter additionally nervous that Lincoln's use of authority passed his constitutional rights. Her personal attitudes in the direction of blacks have been ambiguous, as used to be the case with many of us in that point. Peter's descriptions of day-by-day occasions in an occupied urban offer helpful insights and a special female viewpoint on an underappreciated element of the warfare. till her demise by way of epileptic seizure in August 1864, Peter carefully recorded the location and deportment of either Union and accomplice infantrymen, incidents on the army hospitals, and tales from the geographical region. Her account of a torn and divided sector is a window to the warfare in the course of the gaze of a tender girl of intelligence and substance.

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Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings by Britta Thege

By Britta Thege

Gender equality in technological know-how is an immense problem for larger schooling platforms, that are dealing with many constraints. This booklet provides many of the most modern examine findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in technology and learn. the quantity presents insights into the study process from a feminine profession point of view, and highlights the teachings ladies can study from the findings as a way to advertise their very own careers.

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The Complete Novels by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

Now in Penguin Classics—a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels

Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances in their personal social milieu with the wit and perception of Jane Austen. right here in a single quantity are her seven nice novels: experience and Sensibility, satisfaction and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and woman Susan. via her vivacious and lively heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class lifestyles because the eighteenth century got here to a detailed and the 19th century all started. all of the novels is a love tale and a narrative approximately marriage—marriage for romance, for monetary defense, for social prestige. yet they aren't romances; ironic, comedian, and clever, they're masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen saw. this gorgeous quantity covers the literary profession of 1 of England's best prose stylists of any century.

"These smooth versions are to be strongly recommended."
—Brian Southam, The Jane Austen Society


Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Lady Susan

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Fantasy Femmes of 60's Cinema by Tom Lisanti

By Tom Lisanti

A party of the glorious femmes who featured in videos of the interval. It addresses their movie and tv careers, concentrating on their view of the genres, and their reviews concerning the movies and the folks they labored with.

"Recommended" -- VideoScope

"The interviews are good performed, attention-grabbing [and] funny...impressive" -- vintage Images

"Thorough, well-researched and entertaining…chock packed with strong out of date Hollywood cheese-cake photos" -- Cult Movies

About the Author
Tom Lisanti is the writer of Hollywood Surf and seashore videos (2005), Drive-in Dream women (2003) and picture Fatales: girls in Espionage motion pictures and tv, 1962–1973 (2002, coauthored with Louis Paul). He has additionally written for such magazines as In Theatre, Filmfax, Femme Fatales and flicks of the Golden Age. He lives in big apple.

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Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian by Kate Summerscale

By Kate Summerscale

"I imagine humans marry some distance an excessive amount of; it really is one of these lottery, and for a bad woman—bodily and morally the husband’s slave—a very uncertain happiness." —Queen Victoria to her lately married daughter Vicky

Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker grew to become Mrs. Henry Robinson at age 31 in 1844. Her first husband had died without warning, leaving his property to a son from a prior marriage, so she inherited not anything. A profitable civil engineer, Henry moved them, via then with sons, to Edinburgh’s stylish society in 1850. yet Henry traveled usually and was once chilly and distant whilst domestic, leaving Isabella to her fantasies.

No doubt hundreds of thousands of Victorian ladies confronted an identical situations, yet Isabella selected to checklist her innermost thoughts—and in particular her infatuation with a married Dr. Edward Lane—in her diary. Over 5 years the entries mounted—passionate, sensual, suggestive. One fateful day in 1858 Henry came upon the diary and, broaching its privateness, learn Isabella's intimate entries. Aghast at his wife’s perceived infidelity, Henry petitioned for divorce at the grounds of adultery. till that 12 months, divorce were unlawful in England, the marital bond being a cornerstone of English existence. Their trial will be a reason celebre, threatening the principles of Victorian society with the threat of "a new and irritating determine: a center classification spouse who was once stressed, unsatisfied, avid for arousal." Her diary, learn in courtroom, was once as explosive as Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, simply released in France yet thought of too scandalous to be translated into English till the 1880s.

As she entire in her award-winning and bestselling The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Kate Summerscale brilliantly recreates the Victorian global, chronicling in beautiful and compelling element the lifetime of Isabella Robinson, in which the longings of a annoyed spouse collided with a society clinging to inflexible rules approximately sanity, the bounds of privateness, the establishment of marriage, and feminine sexuality.

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Red River Women (Women of the West Series (Plano, Tex.).) by Sherrie S. McLeroy

By Sherrie S. McLeroy

Through the Victorian period (1837-1901), many girls took the simplest and worse of Texas and never basically persevered, yet thrived. writer Sherrie McLeRoy profiles 8 of those ladies who shared an easy hyperlink of geography through dwelling at the bawdy, brawling pink River for a minimum of a few serious a part of their years. Their contributions haven't been totally well-known and their accomplishments converse of a strengh and resolution not just to outlive, yet to beat each concievable drawback. Their tales are not anything in need of heroic. integrated within the booklet are Lucy Kidd-Key (Woman Educator of the South), Enid Justin (Lady Bootmaker), Lucy Pickens (Queen of the Confederacy), Sophia Porter (Confederate Paul Revere), Ela Hockaday (Headmistress), Edna Gladney (Crusader), and Lydia Starr McPherson (Newspaper Publisher).

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