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A Male President For Mount Holyoke College

Author : Ann Karus Meeropol
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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
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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
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A "New York Times" bestseller, this novel tells the story of a tribal African woman now living in North America, who tries to reconcile her African heritage with her experience as a modern woman in America.

When The Girls Came Out To Play

Author : Patricia Campbell Warner
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Presenting a study of the evolution of American women's clothing, this book traces the history of modern sportswear as a universal style that broke down traditional gender roles. It shows that behind this development was a growing interest in sports that was nurtured by the establishment of schools of higher education for women.

Unbought And Unbossed Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition

Author : Shirley Chisholm
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Chisholm recalls her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and forever changed the status quo.

Women Succeeding In The Sciences

Author : Jody Bart
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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.

My Sisters Telegraphic

Author : Thomas C. Jepsen
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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.

After The War

Author : Ruth H. Howes
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This book examines the lives and contributions of American women physicists who were active in the years following World War II, during the middle decades of the 20th century. It covers the strategies they used to survive and thrive in a time where their gender was against them. The percentage of PhD’s in physics has risen for 6% in 1983 to 20% in 2012 (an all-time high for women). By understanding the history of women in physics, these gains can continue. It discusses to major classes of women physicists; those who worked on military projects, and those who worked in industrial laboratories and at universities largely in the late 1940s and 1950s. While it includes minimal discussion of physics and physicists in the 1960s and later, this book focuses on the challenges and successes of women physicists in the years immediately following World War II and before the eras of affirmative actions and the use of the personal computer.

Sport And Women

Author : Gertrud Pfister
ISBN : 9781134578245
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Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

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