Browse Scholarly Essays - 40 results

Activism among Rural Mayan Women during the Guatemalan Civil War, 1960-1996
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written by Rachel O'Donnell, fl. 2003 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2016), 17 page(s)
This essay focuses on the activism of rural Mayan women who participated in the insurgency during the Guatemalan civil war and have done community development work after the war.
written by Rachel O'Donnell, fl. 2003 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2016), 17 page(s)
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American Medical Missionary Work for Women in China, Sino-American Relations, and Imperialism
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written by Connie Shemo, fl. 2009 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 26 page(s)
In constructing this document cluster, we have sought to provide sources to help scholars and students explore the many facets of American missionary involvement in introducing a new system of medical care to China in all their complexities. The collection includes writings from American women missionary physicia...
written by Connie Shemo, fl. 2009 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 26 page(s)
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American Women Aid Workers in Indochina in the 1960s
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written by Jessica Elkind, fl. 2005 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 20 page(s)
Although U.S. political and military efforts in Indochina ended in failure, the civilian aid workers’ record is more complicated. As the documents included in this cluster suggest, women volunteers’ time in Southeast Asia had a profound and often positive effect on their lives as well as those of some people...
written by Jessica Elkind, fl. 2005 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 20 page(s)
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Ardina Revard Moore of the Quapaw
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written by Rowena McClinton, 1940- (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 14 page(s)
Quapaw Elder Ardina Revard Moore (the narrator of the accompanying video documentary, “Quapaw Culture”) lives up to her Quapaw name, "Ma-shru-Ghi-Ta" – “Eagle Feather that Gets Up." Profoundly influenced by her grandfather, Victor Griffin (1873-1958), who was the last chief of the Quapaw Tribe (1929-1956...
written by Rowena McClinton, 1940- (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 14 page(s)
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Black Women's Reform and Resistance in South Africa, 1900s-1940s
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written by Brandy Thomas Wells, fl. 2016 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 21 page(s)
This document collection focuses on the development of the Black women’s mutual aid and reform movement in South Africa during the first four decades of the twentieth century. Charlotte Manye Maxeke—a Basuto woman who is long considered to be one of South Africa’s first Black women graduates—inaugurated th...
written by Brandy Thomas Wells, fl. 2016 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 21 page(s)
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Bridging Two Empires: Frances Hawks Cameron Burnett and Her Passion for Japanese Poetry
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written by Taeko Shibahara, fl. 2010 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017, originally published 2017), 9 page(s)
The life of Frances Hawks Cameron Burnett (1884-1957, hereafter Burnett) the wife of Lt Charles Burnett, U.S. military attaché to the American Embassy in Japan, provides a third picture that links male and female activism related to U.S.-Japan relations before World War II. Burnett spent most of her life between...
written by Taeko Shibahara, fl. 2010 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017, originally published 2017), 9 page(s)
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A Brief Introduction: Indian Women's Activism in the 19th and 20th Century
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written by Elisabeth Armstrong, fl. 2016 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 23 page(s)
From its inception, the Indian women’s movement had three overlapping strands: leftist feminism, social reform feminism and nationalist feminism. These three strands are often portrayed as historical phases of the Indian women’s movement. In fact, throughout the 20th century these strands have nourished and c...
written by Elisabeth Armstrong, fl. 2016 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 23 page(s)
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The Challenge of Multinational Empire for the International Women's Movement: The Habsburg Monarchy and the Development of Feminist Inter/national Politics
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written by Susan Zimmermann, fl. 2012, in Globalizing Feminisms, 1789-1945, edited by Karen Offen. (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 153-69, 367-73 (2010), 24 page(s)
written by Susan Zimmermann, fl. 2012, in Globalizing Feminisms, 1789-1945, edited by Karen Offen. (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 153-69, 367-73 (2010), 24 page(s)
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La Citoyenne in the World: Hubertine Auclert and Feminist Imperialism
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written by Carolyn Eichner, fl. 2004 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 22 page(s)
written by Carolyn Eichner, fl. 2004 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2017), 22 page(s)
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Contested Places: The Battle of the Historians of Round Mountain
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written by Patricia Loughlin, fl. 2005, in Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott by Patricia Loughlin. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005) pp. 51-67, 186-189 (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2005, originally published 2005), 23 page(s)
written by Patricia Loughlin, fl. 2005, in Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott by Patricia Loughlin. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005) pp. 51-67, 186-189 (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2005, originally published 2005), 23 page(s)
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