And Ladies Of The Club

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Author: Helen Hooven Santmyer
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425174401
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And Ladies Of The Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer


Original Title: And Ladies Of The Club

A saga of the lives of two families in a small southwestern Ohio town chronicles the town's political, cultural, and social transformation, between 1868 and 1932, as seen through the eyes of members of the local women's literary club. Reprint.

Novels Set In Ohio

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Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230771120
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Novels Set In Ohio by Source Wikipedia


Original Title: Novels Set In Ohio

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: And Ladies of the Club, Beloved (novel), Clotel, Dale Loves Sophie to Death, Hello the Boat!, Indignation (novel), Jennie Gerhardt, Keepers (novel), Lost and Found (novel), Notable American Women, Omensetter's Luck, One for Sorrow (novel), P.S. Longer Letter Later, Riven (novel), Snail Mail No More, Spirit of the Border, Sula (novel), Tar: A Midwest Childhood, The Bluest Eye, The Color of Light, The Fields (novel), The House of Dies Drear, The Regulators, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, The Trees (novel), Too Much, Too Late, Up Ferguson Way, What Katy Did, Winesburg, Ohio (novel). Excerpt: Winesburg, Ohio (full title: Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life) is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused with the actual Winesburg), which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio. Mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916, with a few stories completed closer to publication, they were ..".conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque," serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose, Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest works of Modernist literature. Winesburg, Ohio was...

Women Of Conscience

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Author: Janet Duitsman Cornelius
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037467
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Women Of Conscience by Janet Duitsman Cornelius


Original Title: Women Of Conscience

This inspirational study of the role of women's groups in taming and reclaiming a small midwestern city documents the means by which church groups, literary study groups, and benevolent societies empowered women in Danville, Illinois to enact progressive community reforms and achieve suffrage.

The Deans Bible

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Author: Angie Klink
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557537658
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The Deans Bible by Angie Klink


Original Title: The Deans Bible

Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successively nurtured students on the Purdue University campus in America's heartland from the 1930s to the 1990s. Individually, each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common--sometimes thwarted--pursuit of shared human rights and equality. Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women also were respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARs), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and as pivotal members of presidential committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations. While it is focused on changing attitudes on one college campus, The Deans' Bible sheds light on cultural change in America as a whole, exploring how each of the deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. The story rolls through the "picture-perfect," suppressive 1950s, the awakening 1960s, women's liberation, Title IX, 1980s AIDS and alcohol epidemics, the changing mores for the disabled, and ends in the twenty-first century. As each woman succeeded the other, forming a five-dean friendship, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol--a Bible. Originally possessed by Purdue's first part-time Dean of Women Carolyn Shoemaker, the Bible was handed down from dean to dean with favorite passages marked. The lowercased word "bible" is often used in connection with reference works or "guidebooks." The Deans' Bible serves as a guidebook, brimming with stories of courageous women who led by example and lived their convictions.

Encyclopedia Of American Popular Fiction

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Author: Geoff Hamilton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438116942
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Encyclopedia Of American Popular Fiction by Geoff Hamilton


Original Title: Encyclopedia Of American Popular Fiction

Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

The Book Of The Month

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Author: Al Silverman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504028244
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The Book Of The Month by Al Silverman


Original Title: The Book Of The Month

A unique and captivating literary history of the twentieth century drawn from the first sixty years of the Book-of-the-Month Club From The Sun Also Rises to The Accidental Tourist, the judges, editors, and reviewers of the Book-of-the-Month Club help readers all across America find their next favorite book. In this comprehensive anthology compiled from the Club’s monthly News, astute reviewers praise and critique a diverse array of authors including Dashiell Hammett, Barbara Tuchman, Sinclair Lewis, Saul Bellow, Margaret Mitchell, James Baldwin, Willa Cather, and Evelyn Waugh. Harper Lee affectionately profiles Truman Capote, poet laureate Robert Penn Warren praises his friend Bill Styron, and Gore Vidal interviews himself. John le Carré shares why it was particularly hard to write A Perfect Spy, and E. L. Doctorow reveals the intentions of his masterpiece, Ragtime. A celebration of the life-affirming power of the written word and a treasure trove of reviews, essays, and author portraits related to classic books we all know and love and less famous titles well-deserving of rediscovery, The Book of the Month is a must-read for bibliophiles everywhere.

Come Bright Improvement

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Author: Heather Murray
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802036339
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Come Bright Improvement by Heather Murray


Original Title: Come Bright Improvement

The forerunner of today's book clubs, nineteenth-century literary societies provided a lively social and intellectual forum where people could gather and discuss books, cultural affairs, and current events. In Come bright Improvement!, Heather Murray explores the literary societies of Ontario between 1820 and 1900 - some of which are still in existence today - and examines the extent to which they mirrored or challenged contemporary social, political, and intellectual trends. Based on a wealth of original research with periodicals and local archival materials, Murray traces the evolution from early political and debating clubs to more dedicated literary and cultural societies, such as Shakespeare or Browning groups. Many people formed literary societies, including workers, women, Black fugitives, and members of religious denominations such as Quakers and Methodists. Murray studies the societies in detail, exploring everything from the reading materials they favoured to the other kinds of social and civic activities in which they participated. Of additional interest to scholars of book history if the book's resource guide, which records the location, history, and archival deposits of several hundred societies. A first in the study of the book club phenomenon, Come, bright Improvement! is a wonderful introduction to nineteenth-century Ontario, the history of book studies, and the history of reading.

Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

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Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253021162
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Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2 by Philip A. Greasley


Original Title: Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips,graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

Those Good Gertrudes

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Author: Geraldine J. Clifford
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421414341
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Those Good Gertrudes by Geraldine J. Clifford


Original Title: Those Good Gertrudes

Those Good Gertrudes explores the professional, civic, and personal roles of women teachers throughout American history. Its voice, themes, and findings build from the mostly unpublished writings of many women and their families, colleagues, and pupils. Geraldine J. Clifford studied personal history manuscripts in archives and consulted printed autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, oral histories, interviews—even film and fiction—to probe the multifaceted imagery that has surrounded teaching. This broad ranging, inclusive, and comparative work surveys a long past where schoolteaching was essentially men's work, with women relegated to restricted niches such as teaching rudiments of the vernacular language to young children and socializing girls for traditional gender roles. Clifford documents and explains the emergence of women as the prototypical schoolteachers in the United States, a process apparent in the late colonial period and continuing through the nineteenth century, when they became the majority of American public and private schoolteachers. The capstone of Clifford’s distinguished career and the definitive book on women teachers in America, Those Good Gertrudes will engage scholars in the history of education and women’s history, teachers past, present, and future, and readers with vivid memories of their own teachers.

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