Able-Bodied Womanhood

Personal Health and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century Boston

Author: Martha H. Verbrugge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198021801

Category: History

Page: 314

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As urban life and women's roles changed in the 19th century, so did attitudes towards physical health and womanhood. In this case study of health reform in Boston between 1830 and 1900, Martha H. Verbrugge examines three institutions that popularized physiology and exercise among middle-class women: The Ladies' Physiological Institute, Wellesley College, and the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics. Against the backdrop of a national debate about female duties and well-being, this book follows middle-class women as they learned about health and explored the relationship between fitness and femininity. Combining medical and social history, Verbrugge looks at the ordinary women who participated in health reform and analyzes the conflicting messages--both feminist and conservative--projected by the concept of "able-bodied womanhood."

The Death of American Antisemitism

Author: Spencer Blakeslee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275965082

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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Blakeslee examines the history and current status of Jews and antisemitism in the United States to reveal what we know of antisemitism and the ways in which this knowledge is seriously flawed. He explores the significant historical role antisemitism played in the formation of Jewish advocacy organizations and the subsequent success they enjoyed over several decades of publicly combating antisemitism. He then examines three specific incidents and the ways the advocacy organizations responded. Professor Blakeslee concludes with the current problems associated with defining and measuring antisemitism today and why the time has arrived for the Jewish community to reexamine and define the real meaning of antisemitism and its dwindling significance in America.

Teaching German in Twentieth-century America

Author: David P. Benseler

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299168308

Category: Education

Page: 291

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Teaching a foreign language and culture is always a challenge, but it has been especially problematic to teach the German language and culture in the United States in the twentieth century. The tradition of Germany's great poets and thinkers of the past has been joined by a starker legacy. Through explorations of such topics as the world wars, the Holocaust, women in the language-teaching profession, Jewish contributions, and technology's impact on scholarship, this volume inspects the fascination and frustrating relationships of the two cultures as they interact through the teaching of German in American educational systems—from small liberal arts colleges to large and famous universities. This volume resulted from a conference, "Shaping Forces in American Germanics," held in Madison, Wisconsin in September 1996.

Looking Good

College Women and Body Image, 1875-1930

Author: Margaret A. Lowe

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401819

Category: History

Page: 222

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Contrasting white and black students, single-sex and coeducational schools, secular and religious environments, and Northern and Southern attitudes, Lowe draws on student diaries, letters, and publications; institutional records; and accounts in the popular press to examine the process by which new, twentieth-century ideals of the female body took hold in America.

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The Golden Age of American Gardens

Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940

Author: Mac K. Griswold,Eleanor Weller,Helen E. Rollins,Garden Club of America

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 408

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Examines over 500 gardens

Guide to Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598239076

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: 948

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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.