Browse Scholarly Essays - 101 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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Addie Waits Hunton: Social Justice and Human Rights Activist
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written by Adrienne Lash Jones, fl. 1993 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2015), -1 page(s)
written by Adrienne Lash Jones, fl. 1993 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2015), -1 page(s)
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The Aletta Institute in Amsterdam and Its International Collections
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written by Annette Mevis, fl. 2009 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012), 7 page(s)
written by Annette Mevis, fl. 2009 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012), 7 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 Acting Globally: Collections at the Schlesinger Library
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written by Nancy F. Cott, 1945- (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012, originally published 2012), 19 page(s)
written by Nancy F. Cott, 1945- (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012, originally published 2012), 19 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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American Women's Foreign Mission Boards, 1800 to 1938: Over a Century of Organizing Denominationally, Ecumenically, Transnationally
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written by Barbara Reeves-Ellington (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012), 24 page(s)
The women's missionary enterprise was one of the earliest and largest social reform movements in the United States. The movement attracted evangelical women whose religious faith spurred them into the public sphere to promote Protestant forms of Christianity at home and abroad. It offered conservative women a less...
written by Barbara Reeves-Ellington (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012), 24 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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written by Jennifer Tomás, fl. 2007 (Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street, 2012), 19 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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