Download E-books They Call Me Agnes: A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail Deernose PDF

By Fred W. Voget

In They name Me Agnes, the narrator, Agnes Deernose, offers a hot, own view of Crow Indian relations existence and culture.

Fred Voget, anthropologist and followed Crow, units the level for Agnes’s tale, which he compiled from large interviews with Agnes and her pals. He describes the origins of the Crows and their tradition in the course of buffalo-hunting days and early reservation existence. via Agnes, an aged Crow lady, he additionally unearths adjustments wrought in this as soon as far-ranging, autonomous tribe through twentieth-century forces.

 

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Download E-books The Masks of Mary Renault: A Literary Biography PDF

By Caroline Zilboorg

Born Eileen Mary Challans in London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six winning modern novels sooner than turning to the old fiction approximately old Greece for which she is better recognized. whereas Renault's novels are nonetheless very popular, her lifestyles and paintings have by no means been thoroughly tested. Caroline Zilboorg seeks to therapy this in The mask of Mary Renault by means of exploring Renault's identification as a proficient author and a sexual lady in a society during which neither of those identities was once transparent or easy.

Although Renault's lifestyles used to be whatever yet usual, this truth has frequently been obscured by means of her writing. The daughter of a physician, she grew up conveniently and attended a boarding tuition in Bristol. She acquired a level in English from St. Hugh's collage in Oxford in 1928, yet she selected to not pursue an instructional occupation. in its place, she determined to wait the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, the place she proficient to be a nurse. With the outbreak of the second one international warfare, she used to be assigned to the Winford Emergency sanatorium in Bristol and in short labored with Dunkirk evacuees. She went directly to paintings within the Radcliffe Infirmary's mind surgical procedure ward and was once there until eventually 1945.

It was once in the course of her nurse's education that Renault met Julie Mullard, who turned her lifelong better half. this crucial lesbian courting either resolved and posed many difficulties for Renault, now not the least of which was once how she was once to jot down approximately matters right now intensely own and socially demanding. In 1939, Renault released her first novel below a pseudonym so one can masks her id. It was once a time whilst she was once suffering not just along with her vocation (nursing and writing), but in addition together with her sexual id within the social and ethical context of English lifestyles throughout the war.

In 1948, Renault left England with Mullard for South Africa and not back. It used to be in South Africa that she made the shift from her early modern novels of manners to the mature historic novels of Hellenic existence. The classical settings allowed Renault to masks fabric too explosive to house at once whereas concurrently giving her an "academic" freedom to write down approximately topics very important to her—among them conflict, peace, occupation, women's roles, male and female homosexuality, and bisexuality.

Renault's reception complicates an knowing of her success, for she has a different prestige in the educational neighborhood, the place she is either broadly learn and little written approximately. Her curiosity in sexuality and in particular in homosexuality and bisexuality, in fluid gender roles and identities, warrants a rereading and reevaluation of her paintings. Eloquently written and largely researched, The mask of Mary Renault might be of particular worth to somebody attracted to women's reports or English literature.

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Download E-books The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House PDF

By John F. Marszalek

In The Petticoat Affair, prize-winning historian John F. Marszalek bargains the 1st in--depth research of the earliest -- and maybe maximum -- political intercourse scandal in American background. in the course of Andrew Jackson's first time period in workplace, Margaret Eaton, the spouse of Secretary of country John Henry Eaton, used to be branded a "loose girl" for her unconventional public lifestyles. The brash, outgoing, and gorgeous daughter of a Washington innkeeper, Margaret had socialized along with her father's site visitors and married Eaton very quickly after the loss of life of her first husband, surprising genteel society. Jackson observed assaults on Eaton as a part of a conspiracy to topple his management, and his powerful safety of her personality ruled the 1st years of his time period, and ended in the resignation of his complete cabinet.

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Download E-books Conscious Women Conscious Mothers: True Stories of Wisdom and Awareness on the Path of Motherhood PDF

During this choice of tales via a few of North America’s most famed authors and specialists, ladies proportion a wealth of knowledge and heat. Joan Borysenko, Marion Woodman, and Cynthia Brian of bird Soup for the Gardner’s Soul are only some of the greater than forty ladies who've introduced ahead their relocating stories approximately how motherhood may be an enriching and enlightening event. no matter if you're a mom, a daughter, a grandmother, sister or buddy, those tales exhibit how mystical and awareness elevating studies are alive this day in our daily lives. you'll snigger, cry and cheer for those tales approximately: the ability of forgiveness, elevating your acutely aware baby, the miracle of beginning, facing upload, grieving the lack of a baby and studying lesson of affection and everlasting truths and masses extra.

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Download E-books Women in a Man's World, Crying: Essays PDF

By Vicki Covington

This considerate, enticing assortment showcases the easiest nonfiction prose produced through one of many nation's such a lot observant and incisive writers.

This choice of hot, heartfelt essays from award-winning novelist Vicki Covington chronicles the multitude of "in among" moments within the writer's lifestyles. those are her stolen moments in among the writing of 4 novels-Gathering domestic, poultry of Paradise, evening trip Home, and The final lodge for Women; in among coauthoring the edgy memoir Cleaving: the tale of a Marriage together with her husband Dennis Covington; in among elevating daughters; in among her husband's fight with melanoma and the author's personal center assault; in among a existence jam-packed with trials and triumphs, disappointments and celebrations - moments that, as Covington demonstrates the following, are continually wealthy and revealing.

In the name essay, the writer questions why all seven middle-class ladies who survive her road confess at a local cookout that previously forty eight hours each one of them has cried. In "A Southern Thanksgiving," Covington displays at the "family dance" that's Thanksgiving within the South: "In the North they positioned their loopy relatives in associations, yet within the South we placed them within the front room for everybody to enjoy." In "My Mother's Brain," the writer recounts the onset of Alzheimer's in her mom and the way, with the unfold of the sickness, an untapped vein of affection is revealed.

Some of those essays have been written as weekly newspaper columns for the Birmingham News. Others have been written for particular literary events, akin to the 1st Annual Eudora Welty Symposium. they're divided into six thematic sections: "Girls and Women," "Neighborhood," "Death," "The South," "Spiritual Matters," and "Writing."

Throughout, as Covington casts her candid, attentive eye on a state of affairs, confusion yields to comprehension, worry thrives into religion, and anger flows into figuring out. In memorializing the small moments of her existence, she unearths that they're faraway from peripheral; certainly, they're principal to a existence packed with worth and meaning.

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Download E-books Remembering Amy: Amy Gillett, the Girl Who Never Gave Up PDF

By Mike Safe

The tragic, real-life tale of a tender bicycle owner unfolds during this compelling tribute to Amy Gillette, who used to be education as a member of the Australian women’s street biking workforce while she used to be killed through an out-of-control automobile. Her tale honors all athletes who educate and compete—far from the spotlight—with braveness and determination.

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Download E-books Life Under Slavery: Autobiographies of Three American Slaves PDF

Autoibiographies of 3 pre-Civil battle African-American slaves."Northerners understand not anything in any respect approximately Slavery. they believe it truly is perpetual bondage purely. they've got no notion of the intensity of deterioration excited about that be aware, slavery; in the event that they had, they'd by no means stop their efforts until eventually so terrible a process was once overthrown."

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Download E-books The Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War, 1850-1872 (Civil War America) PDF

By Lyde Cullen Sizer

This quantity explores the lives and works of 9 Northern girls who wrote through the Civil warfare interval, reading the ways that, via their writing, they engaged within the nationwide debates of the time. Lyde Sizer indicates that from the 1850 e-book of Uncle Tom's Cabin via Reconstruction, those ladies, in addition to a bigger mosaic of lesser-known writers, used their mainstream writings publicly to make experience of warfare, womanhood, Union, slavery, republicanism, heroism, and loss of life.

Among the authors mentioned are Lydia Maria baby, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sara Willis Parton (Fanny Fern), Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth, Mary Abigail avert (Gail Hamilton), Louisa may perhaps Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. even supposing direct political or partisan strength used to be denied to ladies, those writers actively participated in discussions of nationwide concerns via their sentimental novels, brief tales, essays, poetry, and letters to the editor.

Sizer can pay shut cognizance to how those regularly middle-class girls tried to create a "rhetoric of unity," giving universal goal to girls regardless of transformations in school, race, and politics. This topic of cohesion was once eventually deployed to set up a white middle-class usual of womanhood, intended to exclude in addition to include.

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Download E-books Women in the Civil War PDF

By Mary Elizabeth Massey

The Civil warfare wrought cataclysmic alterations within the lives of yank girls on each side of the clash. Women within the Civil War demonstrates their company, fortitude, and fierceness. during this revealing social historical past, Massey makes a speciality of many well-known ladies, together with nurses Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, and mom Bickerdyke; spies Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd; writers Louisa may well Alcott, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Chestnut; pamphleteer and armed forces strategist Anna Ella Carroll; black abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Sojourner fact; feminists Susan B. Anthony and Jane gray Swisshelm; and political other halves Varina Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln. The nameless girls who maintained farms and plantations are defined, as are camp fans, businesswomen, entertainers, activists, and socialites in Charleston and Washington.

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