September 2015

Editors : Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin
Published by Alexander Street Press and the
Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, SUNY Binghamton

About the Journal | In This Issue


How Did Carrie Chapman Catt and Aletta Jacobs Interpret and Cope with Deep Differences among Women during Their 1911-12 Journey through Africa and Asia?
By Harriet Feinberg
Abstract | Document List | Introduction

How Did Victoria Earle Matthews's Life Reflect the Sometimes Conflicting Attitudes of Black Self-Help and Black Political Activism?
By Steven Kramer
Abstract | Document List | Introduction


Addie Waits Hunton: Social Justice and Human Rights Activist
By Adrienne Lash Jones
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Rural Black Woman as Deliverer: Margaret Murray Washington, Her Vision and Life's Work
By Michelle Rief
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Maria Baldwin
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Charlotte Hawkins Brown
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Josephine Bruce
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Nannie Helen Burroughs
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Carrie Williams Clifford
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Coralie Franklin Cook
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Addie Waits Hunton
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Georgia Johnson
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Anna H. Jones
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Verina Jones
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Gertrude E. Mossell
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Lucy Diggs Slowe
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Mary B. Talbert
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Lillian Turner
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Mary Fitzbutler Waring
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Margaret Murray Washington
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Fannie Barrier Williams
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Cornelia Bryce Pinchot's Reform Activism, 1908-1929
By Jessica Derleth, Binghamton University
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Women and the Spanish-American War
By Jessica Derleth, Binghamton University
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Review of Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News
By Bonnie J. Dow (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 256 pp. Cloth 95.00 ISBN: 978-0-252-038563, Paper, 28.00, ISBN: 978-0-252-080-16-6).
Reviewed by Hagar Attia, University of Maryland

Review of Jane Addams in the Classroom
By David Schaafsma (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 232 pp. Cloth, 95.00, ISBN: 978-0-252-03866-2, Paper, 28.95, ISBN: 978-0-8135-6468-5).
Reviewed by Victoria Brown, Grinnell College

Review of Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980
By Laura Micheletti Puaca (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 278 pp. 34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1081-8).
Reviewed by Ruth Schwartz Cowan, University of Pennsylvania

Review of Women and the Vote: A World History
By Jad Adams (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 528 pp. Cloth, 49.95, ISBN: 978-0198706847).
Reviewed by Ellen Carol DuBois, University of California at Los Angeles

Review of Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War
By Margaret Peacock (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 286 pp. Cloth, 34.95, ISBN: 9781469618579).
Reviewed by Sara Fieldston, Seton Hall University

Review of Gender History in a Transnational Perspective: Biographies, Networks, Gender Orders
By Oliver Janz and Daniel Schonpflug, eds. (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014. 296 pp. Cloth, 95.00, ISBN: 9781782382744)
Reviewed by Karen Garner, SUNY Empire State College

Review of Science, Gender and Internationalism: Women's Academic Networks, 1917-1955
By Christine Von Oertzen (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2014; first published in Germany in 2012 as Strategie Verstandigung: Zur transnationalen Vernetzung von Akademikerinnen, 1917-1955 by Wallstein Publishing; 2014 translation by Kate Sturge. 340 pp. Cloth 95.00, ISBN 978-1137438881).
Reviewed by Joyce Goodman, Professor Emerita, University of Winchester

Review of We Are Left without a Father Here: Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Postwar Puerto Rico
By Eileen J. Suarez Findlay (Durham: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 190 pp. Paper, 24.95, ISBN: 9780822357827. Library Cloth 89.95, ISBN 9780822357667).
Reviewed by Michael Innis-Jimenez, American Studies, University of Alabama

Review of Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940
By Melissa Klapper (New York: New York University Press, 2013, 301pp. Paper, 21.15, ISBN 978-1-479-85059-4).
Reviewed by Shira Kohn, Center for Jewish History

Review of Body and Nation: The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century
By E. S. Rosenberg and S. Fitzpatrick, eds. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 331 pp. Paper, 26.95, ISBN: 9780822356752).
Reviewed by Carolyn Herbst Lewis, Grinnell College

Review of Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce
By Sylvia Jukes Morris (New York: Random House, 2014. 752 pp. Cloth, 23.00, ISBN: 978-0679457114, Paper. 12.87, ISBN: 978-0804179706).
Reviewed by A. Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, Muhlenberg College

Review of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary
By Lara Vapnek (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015, 226 pp. Paper, 20.00, ISBN: 9780813348094).
Reviewed by Kathleen Banks Nutter, Smith College

Review of Reproductive Justice: the Politics of Health Care for Native American Women
By Barbara Gurr (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015. 216 pp. Paper, 28.95, ISBN: 978-0-8135-6468-5).
Reviewed by Erica Ryan, Rider University

Review of Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America
By Leslie Dorrough Smith (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 256 pp. Cloth, 35.00 ISBN: 9780199337507).
Reviewed by Dana Schowalter, Western Oregon University

Review Essay
Rethinking American Women's Activism By Annelise Orleck (New York: Routledge, 2015. 244 pp. Paper, 33.20, ISBN: 978-0415811736).
Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements
By Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry (New York: Liveright, 2014. 288 pp. Paper, 15.95 ISBN: 978-1631490545).
Reviewed by Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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