By V. Lewis
By V. Lewis
By Niall Brennan,David Gudelunas
By John C. Spurlock,Cynthia Magistro
As the Victorian period drew to a detailed, American tradition skilled an enormous transformation. in lots of methods, the tradition replaced much more quickly and profoundly for girls. The "new woman," the "new freedom," and the "sexual revolution" all mentioned girls relocating out of the Victorian domestic and into the general public realm that males had lengthy claimed as their own.
Modern middle-class ladies made a contrast among emotional kinds that they thought of Victorian and people they thought of glossy. They anticipated achievement in marriage, companionship, and profession, and actively sought updated models of affection and happiness, relieved that they lived in an age unfastened from taboo and prudery.
Drawing at the diaries, letters, and memoirs of ladies from a variety of backgrounds and geographic areas, this quantity deals insights into middle-class women's reviews of yank tradition during this age of transition. It files the ways that that culture--including new applied sciences, ads, and movies--shaped women's emotional lives and the way those ladies appropriated the recent messages and beliefs. additionally, the authors describe the problems that ladies encountered while emotional stories did not fit cultural expectations.
By Rachel Century
By Karoline Bankosegger,Edgar J. Forster
By Margaret A. Lowe
Toward the top of the 19th century, as younger ladies started getting into university in higher numbers than ever ahead of, physicians and social critics charged that campus lifestyles posed grave risks to the feminine structure and women's reproductive well-being. "A woman may well research and learn," Dr. Edward Clarke warned in his commonly learn 1873 booklet intercourse in schooling, "but she couldn't do all this and maintain unhurt well-being, and a destiny safe from neuralgia, uterine sickness, hysteria, and different derangements of the frightened system." For part a century, principles equivalent to Dr. Clarke's framed the talk over a woman's position in better schooling virtually completely when it comes to her physique and her health.
For historian Margaret A. Lowe, this obsession deals one of many clearest expressions of the social and cultural meanings given to the feminine physique among 1875 and 1930. while, the "college woman" used to be a novelty that proven new rules approximately female attractiveness, sexuality, and athleticism. In having a look reliable, Lowe examines the ways that university girls at 3 particularly assorted associations -- Cornell collage, Smith collage, and Spelman collage -- appeared their very own our bodies during this interval. Contrasting white and black scholars, single-sex and coeducational faculties, secular and spiritual environments, and northern and Southern attitudes, Lowe attracts on scholar diaries, letters, and courses; institutional files; and bills within the well known press to check the method during which new, twentieth-century beliefs of the feminine physique took carry in America.
By Phyllis Kaberry
By I. DUlfano,Isabel Dulfano
By Maritza Le Breton
By Anne-Marie Geisthardt