Chronology of Women's History

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - 506 من الصفحات

Impressive, enlightening, and fascinating to read, this easy-to-use narrative chronology records the triumphs, obstacles, and conditions of women's lives from prehistory to the present and profiles the achievements of nearly 5,000 women from practically every corner of the globe. Western history is thoroughly covered and supplemented by information on Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. From Cro-Magnon childbirth and ancient Egyptian cosmetics to Janet Reno and the Tailhook scandal, the breadth, diversity, and accessibility of this work make it invaluable for identifying the accomplishments and circumstances of women in any given historical period. Entries are arranged by year or group of years in an easy-to-use format of ten subject categories. Here the reader will find information concerning women's legal rights, life expectancy, medical care, and daily tasks, as well as the achievements of thousands of individual women in politics, warfare, jurisprudence, literature, the visual and performing arts, athletics, exploration, activism, business, science, scholarship, and religion.

Women have had to overcome major obstacles throughout human history and they have accomplished much despite those barriers. This work contains many thousands of testimonies to their achievements. Brief entries summarize the most important or characteristic events of each period, while explanatory essays illuminate broad trends and unusual aspects of women's lives in a variety of cultures. Information can be located easily by consulting the topic and name index, and a bibliography is also included.

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الصفحة 122 - Women are supposed to be very calm generally : but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a constraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.
الصفحة 99 - And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.
الصفحة 62 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
الصفحة 118 - I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks and permit us to stand upright on that ground which God designed us to occupy.
الصفحة 143 - My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored. Robbed of the fundamental privilege of citizenship, I am degraded from the status of a citizen to that of a subject; and not only myself individually but all of my sex are, by your honor's verdict, doomed to political subjection under this so-called republican...
الصفحة 276 - But to hurt innocent people whom I knew many years ago in order to save myself is, to me inhuman and indecent and dishonorable. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions...
الصفحة 90 - By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law ; that is the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband ; under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs everything...
الصفحة 127 - Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman?
الصفحة 99 - I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.
الصفحة 43 - ... that of our bodies and goods, that we will on no account receive any more sisters to the increase of our perdition, but will avoid them like poisonous animals.

حول المؤلف (1994)

KIRSTIN OLSEN is author of Remember the Ladies: A Woman's Book of Days (1989) and other books. She is working on a one-act play about Queen Elizabeth I and a historical novel set in England and France from 1770 to 1792. She has taught high school and middle school English and worked as a free-lance writer.

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