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A Male President For Mount Holyoke College

Author : Ann Karus Meeropol
ISBN : 9780786471331
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A struggle arose over who would succeed Mary Emma Woolley as president of Mount Holyoke College in 1937. Over her 36 year tenure, Woolley had transformed Mount Holyoke into an elite women's college in which leadership in the administration and faculty was almost exclusively female. Beginning in 1933, a group of male trustees determined to change the college. This book tells the story of how this group dominated the search process and ultimately convinced the majority of the trustees to offer the presidency to Mr. Roswell Gray Ham. This narrative could not have been told until after 1999, when material relating to the search process (memoranda, minutes of executive board sessions, letters, etc.) became available. The participants in this story speak in their own voices--faculty, alumnae, alumnae trustees on the search committee, male trustees who engineered the appointment, and American and international feminists. Among the prominent persons, in addition to outgoing president Woolley, is trustee Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor, also an alumna. Woolley, the vast majority of the faculty, and a significant number of alumnae were strongly opposed to the hiring of Ham, and they fought back (unsuccessfully). The opposition also included many from outside the Mount Holyoke community, including the leadership of the American Association of University Women. This strong opposition has led historian Joyce Avrech Berkman to conclude, in an historiographical foreword, that the book breaks new ground in our understanding of 1930s feminism.

History Of Universities

Author : Mordechai Feingold
ISBN : 9780191085505
Genre : History
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Volume XXIX/1 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles and book reviews which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. The volume is, as always, a lively combination of original research and invaluable reference material.

Feminist Collections

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Possessing The Secret Of Joy

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 0671789422
Genre : Fiction
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After submitting to the ritual genital mutilation her people practice, Tashi makes her way in the world, mourning the loss of sexual pleasure. Reprint.

My Sisters Telegraphic

Author : Thomas C. Jepsen
ISBN : 9780821413432
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"This study also explores the surprising parallels between the telegraphy of the nineteenth century and the work of women in technical fields today. The telegrapher's work, like that of the modern computer programmer, involved translating written language into machine-readable code. And anticipating the Internet by over one hundred years, telegraphers often experienced the gender-neutral aspect of the "cyberspace" they inhabited."--BOOK JACKET.

Iconic Leaders In Higher Education

Author : Roger L. Geiger
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Iconic leaders are those who have become symbols of their institutions. This volume of historical studies portrays a collection of college and university presidents who acquired iconic qualities that transcend mere identification with their institution. The volume begins with Roger L. Geiger’s observation that creating and controlling one’s image requires managing publicity. Andrea Turpin describes how Mount Holyoke Seminar’s evolution into a modern women’s college required reshaping the image of Mary Lyon, its founder. Roger L. Geiger and Nathan M. Sorber show how College of Philadelphia provost William Smith’s partisan politics and patronage tainted the college he symbolized. Joby Topper reveals how presidents Seth Low of Columbia and Francis Patton of Princeton mastered the modern art of publicity. Katherine Chaddock explains how John Erskine—the Columbia University English professor responsible for the first Great Books program—and his unusual career inverted the normal route to iconic status. In contrast, Christian Anderson’s analysis of John G. Bowman, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, shows how he substituted architectural vision for academic leadership. James Capshew explores the background that made Herman Wells a revered leader of Indiana University. Nancy Diamond details how building Brandeis University involved a challenging series of decisions successfully navigated by founding president Abram Sachar. Finally, Ethan Schrum depicts how Clark Kerr’s controversial understanding of the role of contemporary universities was formed by his earlier career in industrial relations. This study of iconic leaders probes new dimensions of leadership and the construction of institutional images.

Women Succeeding In The Sciences

Author : Jody Bart
ISBN : 1557531218
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Ample evidence has been provided that women historically have suffered numerous social, political, and institutional barriers to their entrance and success in the sciences. The articles in this anthology refocus the discussion and reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the issues surrounding women in the sciences. While the barriers that women have faced as researchers, subjects of research, students of science, and theorists have been well documented, this anthology breaks new ground. It presents the ways women succeed in the sciences, overcome these historical barriers, and contribute to the social practice of science and the philosophy of science in both theory and practice.

Powerful Women

Author : Emily Ethridge
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From a lone legislator in 1917 to power players today, women in Congress have changed the culture of U.S. politics. Forging alliances across regional and ideological lines, vying for prominent roles, and crafting new policy discussions, women in the House and Senate are clearing a new path.This compact CQ Roll Call guide highlights 25 of the most influential women who wield political power in the 114th Congress. Readers will get a brief history of how women have made their mark in Washington, D.C., along with exclusive personal profiles of leading women Democrats and Republicans including: --Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a favorite of many progressives who has been urged to run for president in 2016--Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House minority leader and the first female Speaker--Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the "dean of Senate women" and the longest-serving woman in Congress--Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D.-N.Y., an almost unknown in her state when she took over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat in 2009, is now considered a future presidential candidate--Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a rising voice on national security matters who gained national prominence in 2006 when she argued a parental notification abortion case before the Supreme Court--And a bonus section of five freshmen on the rise including: Republican Joni Ernst, the first woman elected to the Senate from Iowa and the first female combat veteran in the Senate, and Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, the first black Republican woman to serve in CongressThe profiles, which include a short biography and color photos, are based on interviews and analysis. "Powerful Women: The 25 Most Influential Women in Congress" is a must-have for history lovers, political buffs and anyone curious about power brokers and women leaders in America. About the author Staff writer Emily Ethridge has covered several aspects of Congress for CQ Roll Call from pharmaceuticals to appropriations and the budget process. Ethridge, a native of Charlotte, N.C., lives in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Johns Hopkins University.

Madrid 1937

Author : Cary Nelson
ISBN : 9781136666315
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Houses Of Civil War America

Author : Hugh Howard
ISBN : 9780316376341
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A revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates--through these landmark homes--the nation we were and the nation we became.

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