Category: Women

  • Download E-books Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason PDF

    Coming of age on Park road within the Nineteen Fifties, Anne Roiphe had an formative years entrenched in privilege, petticoats, and social principles. younger ladies on the time have been anticipated to renounce own freedom for devotion to domestic and youngsters. in its place, Roiphe selected Beckett, Proust, Sartre, and Mann as her heroes, and have become one of many ladies draped around the couch at events with George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, and William Styron, occasionally together with her younger baby in tow. For a time she used to be chuffed to play the foundation, yet on the age of twenty-seven, divorced and at last freed of the proposal that any sacrifice used to be worthy making for artwork, she started to write. right here, in her clear-sighted, perceptive, and unabashed memoir, Roiphe stocks with fantastic honesty the tumultuous experience of self-discovery that at last resulted in her redemption.

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  • Download E-books Red Virgin: Memoirs Of Louise Michel PDF

    By Louise Michel

    Louise Michel was once born illegitimate in 1830 and have become a schoolmistress in Paris. She was once thinking about radical actions in the course of the twilight of France’s moment Empire, and through the Franco-Prussian conflict of 1870 and the siege of Paris. She used to be a number one member of the innovative teams controlling Montmarte. Michel emerged as one of many leaders of the rebellion throughout the Paris Commune of March-May 1871; and French anarchists observed her as martyr and saint – The purple Virgin. while the Versailles executive beaten the Commune in may possibly 1871, Michel was once sentenced to exile in New Caledonia, till the overall amnesty of 1880, while she lower back to France and nice renowned acclaim and help from the operating humans of the rustic. Michel was once arrested back in the course of an indication in Paris in 1883 and sentenced to 6 years in legal. Pardoned after 3 years, she endured her speeches and writing, even if she spent the better a part of her time from 1890 until eventually her demise in 1905 in England in self-imposed exile. It was once in the course of her felony time period from 1883 to 1886 that she compiled her Memoires, now on hand in English.

                those memoirs provide readers a view of the non-Marxist left and provides an in-depth check out the advance of the progressive spirit. The early chapters deal with her youth, the advance of her innovative emotions, and her education as a schoolteacher. the subsequent part describes her actions as a schoolteacher within the Haute-Marne and Paris and for that reason comprises a lot of curiosity on schooling in 19th-century Europe. Her chapters at the siege of Paris, the Commune, and her first trial convey these occasions from the viewpoint of an immense player. Of specific curiosity is a bankruptcy on women’s rights, which Michel observed as a part of the quest for the rights of every body, female and male, and never as a separate struggle.

                The crimson Virgin: Memoirs of Louise Michel may be necessary to either students and scholars of 19th-century French background and women’s studies.

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  • Download E-books Women of Achievement: Women of Achievement: Written for The Fireside Schools Under the Auspices of the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society PDF

    The paintings of the fireplace faculties was once all started in 1884 through Joanna P. Moore, who was once born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1832, and who died in Selma, Alabama, April 15, 1916. for 50 years leave out Moore was once popular as an earnest employee for the betterment of the Negro humans of the South. starting during the Civil conflict, at Island No. 10, in November, 1863, she gave herself untiringly to the paintings to which she felt referred to as. In 1864 she ministered to a bunch of individuals at Helena, Arkansas. In 1868 she went to Lauderdale, Mississippi, to assist the chums in an orphan asylum. whereas she was once at one time left briefly accountable for the establishment cholera broke out, and 11 childrens died inside of one week; yet she remained at her submit until eventually the fury of the plague used to be abated. She spent 9 years within the region of recent Orleans, studying the Bible to those that couldn't learn, writing letters looking for misplaced ones, and particularly taking care of the helpless outdated girls that she met. In 1877 the Woman's American Baptist domestic undertaking Society gave her its first fee.
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  • Download E-books Undaunted: A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas (Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities) PDF

    By Charles H. Russell

    Elise Waerenskjold is understood to lovers of Texas girls writers as "the woman with the pen," from the name of a ebook of her writings. A forward-looking journalist, she despatched letters and articles again to Norway that inspired others to stick to her footsteps to Texas, the place a small colony of Norwegian settlers have been creating a new lifestyles alongside—but certain from—other eu immigrants.

    Undaunted is the 1st complete biography of Waerenskjold in the course of her Texas years, a existence tale that exhibits a lot approximately Texas, specifically within the Norwegian colonies, from 1847 till close to the tip of the century. in addition, it tells the tale of a robust and autonomous philosopher who championed women's rights, was once pro-Union and opposed to slavery (though her husband was once within the accomplice military and was once for this reason murdered in Reconstruction-era violence), and left an interesting physique of writing approximately existence at the edges of Texas settlement.

    Charles Russell's bright account of Waerenskjold describes not just her impression between her countrymen but additionally her personal existence, which was once a saga of substantial drama itself. It deals a transparent and enjoyable window onto immigrant lifestyles in Texas and the problems that formed women's lives and elicited their abilities in an previous century.
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  • Download E-books Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box PDF

    New from New York instances bestselling writer and previous secretary of country Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a narrative and party of the way one woman’s jewellery assortment was once used to make diplomatic heritage. Exploring using the pin or brooch as a method of non-public and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of interesting images, this designated, intimate, and revealing biography offers a complete new facet of Secretary Albright, certainly one of our so much cherished public servants.

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  • Download E-books Women and Irish Diaspora Identities: Theories, Concepts and New Perspectives PDF

    By D. A. J. MacPherson, Mary J. Hickman

    Bringing jointly major professionals on Irish ladies and migration, this booklet bargains an important reassessment of where of ladies within the Irish diaspora. It compares Irish girls around the globe over the past centuries, atmosphere this learn within the context of modern theoretical advancements within the examine of diaspora. This assortment demonstrates the $64000 function performed by way of ladies within the development of Irish diasporic identities, assessing Irish women's event in Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. This e-book develops a talk among different destinations of the Irish diaspora and the dominant tale concerning the united states and, within the strategy, emphasises the complexity and heterogeneity of Irish diasporan destinations and experiences.

    This interdisciplinary assortment, that includes chapters via Breda grey, Louise Ryan and Bronwen Walter, will attract students and scholars of the Irish diaspora and women's migration.
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  • Download E-books 13 Years in America PDF

    By Melanie Steele

    The robust tale of 1 woman’s look for happiness and success in modern day the United States. After relocating to the USA from Canada, a free-spirited younger lady rejects the established order and embarks on a trip to find what it capacity to be actually chuffed and fulfilled within the Land of chance. Her 13-year seek spans part a dozen states, a host of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. via all of it, she holds directly to her fearless pursuit of happiness and achievement opposed to ever-decreasing odds. thirteen Years in the United States is a relocating own trip and a pointy, difficult examine the yank Dream.
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