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Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz

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Works: 29 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 11,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LC1756, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Alma mater design and experience in the women's colleges from their nineteenth-century beginnings to the 1930s by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild unrest Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the making of "The yellow wall-paper" by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now. 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' captured a woman's harrowing descent into madness and drew on the author's intimate knowledge of mental illness. Like the narrator of her story, Gilman was a victim of what was termed 'neurasthenia' or 'hysteria'--A 'bad case of the nerves.' She had faced depressive episodes since adolescence, and with the arrival of marriage and motherhood, they deepened. In 1887 she suffered a severe breakdown and sought the 'rest cure' of famed neurologist S. Weir Mitchell. Her marriage was a troubled one, and in the years that followed she separated from and ultimately divorced her husband. It was at this point, however, that Gilman embarked on what would become an influential career as an author, lecturer, and advocate for women's rights. Horowitz draws on a treasure trove of primary sources to illuminate the making of 'The Yellow Wall-Paper': Gilman's journals and letters, which closely track her daily life and the reading that most influenced her; the voluminous diaries of her husband, Walter Stetson, which contain verbatim transcriptions of conversations with and letters from Charlotte; and the published work of S. Weir Mitchell, whose rest cure dominated the treatment of female 'hysteria' in late 19th century America. Horowitz argues that these sources ultimately reveal that Gilman's great story emerged more from emotions rooted in the confinement and tensions of her unhappy marriage than from distress following Mitchell's rest cure. Wild Unrest adds immeasurably to our understanding of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, uncovering both the literary and personal sources behind 'The Yellow Wall-Paper'"--Provided by publisher
The flash press sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York by Patricia Cline Cohen ( )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City's extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whip--distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting events--were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of these papers have resurfaced, and in The Flash Press three renowned scholars provide a landmark study of their significance as well as a wide selection of their ribald articles and illustrations. Including short tales of urban life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants against homosexuality, these selections epitomize a distinct form of urban journalism. Here, in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage, its editors, and its audience, the authors examine nineteenth-century ideas of sexuality and freedom that mixed Tom Paine's republicanism with elements of the Marquis de Sade's sexual ideology. They also trace the evolution of censorship and obscenity law, showing how a string of legal battles ultimately led to the demise of the flash papers: editors were hauled into court, sentenced to jail for criminal obscenity and libel, and eventually pushed out of business. But not before they forever changed the debate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America's most important city"--Publisher's description
Love across the color line the letters of Alice Hanley to Channing Lewis ( )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines a remarkable collection of twenty-seven letters written by a white working-class woman to her African American lover in 1907 and 1908. Stuffed inside a black lace stocking, the letters were hidden under the floorboards of a house in Northampton, Massachusetts, until their recent discovery. Reflecting the passions and anxieties of the moment, the letters were written by Alice Hanley, the daughter of Irish Catholic immigrants, to Channing Lewis, a cook in Springfield. Since the thoughts and feelings of women like Hanley have usually been filtered through middle-class reformers, her words provide a rare window into a realm of American social life seldom explored by historians. The letters are accompanied by essays that skillfully probe their larger meanings. Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz introduces the letters, placing them in the context of their time, while journalist Phoebe Rolin Mitchell recounts the story of their discovery. Kathy Peiss explores Hanley's life, her negotiation of illicit love, and her desire for respectability, re-creating a dense and textured world of home, church, and town. Historian Louis Wilson unearths the trail left by Lewis and members of his extended family in Springfield. Reviewing the experiences of African Americans in that city, Wilson clarifies the economic, social, and political position of a black, middle-aged breadwinner during the difficult years of the early twentieth century
Campus life : undergraduate cultures from the end of the eighteenth century to the present by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on subtle, imaginative readings of autobiographies, memoirs, fiction and secondary sources, [Campus Life] tells the story of the changing mentalities of American undergraduates over two centuries."--Michael Moffatt, New York Times Book Review
Rereading sex : battles over sexual knowledge and suppression in nineteenth-century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of nineteenth-century opinions toward human sexuality examines the various viewpoints that shaped American attitudes toward the human body, love, intercourse, masturbation, contraception, abortion, free love, and erotica
The power and passion of M. Carey Thomas by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We see the Cornell woman - in an age when marriage eliminated the possibility of a serious career - promising her parents to avoid all encounters with men students; the young educator outwitting college trustees to develop her dreams of a rigorous education for women. Throughout, as the book reconstructs Thomas' consciousness and her understanding of herself as a woman of passion, Horowitz provides fresh insights into emotional and sexual life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Landscape in sight : looking at America by John Brinckerhoff Jackson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During a long and distinguished career, John Brinckerhoff Jackson (1909-1996) brought about a new understanding and appreciation of the American landscape. Jackson founded Landscape Magazine in 1951, taught at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley, and wrote nearly two hundred essays and reviews. This appealing anthology of his most important writings on the American landscape, illustrated with his own sketches and photographs, brings together Jackson's most famous essays, significant but less well known writings, and articles that were originally published unsigned or under various pseudonyms. Jackson also completed a new essay for this volume, "Places for Fun and Games," a few months before his death."--Jacket
Culture & the city : cultural philanthropy in Chicago from the 1880's to 1917 by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Attitudes toward sex in antebellum America : a brief history with Documents by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frat boys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A feature-length exploration of fraternities from their emergence in the 1820s to today. Follow a legacy through the rush process at Ole Miss's Phi Delta Theta frat. Includes interviews with celebrity "brothers" including Kevin Costner ... Hazing and heritage share the stage in this objective look at one of the enduring customs of American campuses."--Publisher's website
John S. Sargent : portraits in praise of women by Patricia Hills ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landscape in sight : J.B. Jackson's America by John Brinckerhoff Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Attitudes toward sex in antebellum America a brief history with documents by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This text] is a documentary history that offers a fresh approach to the history of sexuality, presenting a much richer portrait of nineteenth-century sexual understanding and viewpoints than is conventionally available to students and instructors.... This book brings back to light those primary sources written by and for the group for whom society was very much in flux during the antebellum era - white, middle-class Northeasterners whose lives were profoundly changed by the Industrial Revolution. This collection of documents demonstrates that these antebellum men and, in particular, women were actively engaged in commentary and controversy about sex, sexuality, reproduction, and their own bodies and desires. Their words resonate today, as twenty-first-century Aemricans discuss and debate many of the same issues and concerns. -Pref
Culture and the city; cultural philanthropy in Chicago, 1890-1917 by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Art Institute of Chicago : a centennial perspective ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Campus life by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every generation of college students, no matter how different from its predecessor, has been an enigma to faculty and administration, to parents, and to society in general. Watching today's students "holding themselves in because they had to get A's not only on tests but on deans' reports and recommendations," Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, author of the highly praised Alma Mater, began to ask, "What has gone wrong'how did we get where we are today'" Campus Life is the result of her search'through college studies, alumni autobiographies, and among students themselves'for an answer. She begins in the post-revolutionary years when the peculiarly American form of college was born, forced in the student-faculty warfare: in 1800, pleasure-seeking Princeton students, angered by disciplinary action, "show pistols . . . and rolled barrels filled with stones along the hallways." She looks deeply into the campus through the next two centuries, to show us student society as revealed and reflected in the students' own codes of behavior, in the clubs (social and intellectual), in athletics, in student publications, and in student government. And we begin to notice for the first time, from earliest days till now, younger men, and later young women as well, have entered not a monolithic "student body" but a complex world containing three distinct sub-cultures. We see how from the beginning some undergraduates have resisted the ritualized frivolity and rowdiness of the group she calls "College Men." For the second group, the "Outsiders," college was not so much a matter of secret societies, passionate team spirit and college patriotism as a serious preparation for a profession; and over the decades their ranks were joined by ambitious youths from all over rural America, by the first college women, by immigrants, Jews, "townies," blacks, veterans, and older women beginning or continuing their education. We watch a third subculture of "Rebels"'both men and women ' emerging in the early twentieth century, transforming individual dissent into collective rebellion, contending for control of collegiate politics and press, and eventually'in the 1960s'reordering the whole college/university world. Yet, Horowitz demonstrates, in spite of the tumultuous 1960s, in spite of the vast changes since the nineteenth century, the ways in which undergraduates work and play have continued to be shaped by whichever of the three competing subcultures'college men and women, outsiders, and rebels'is in control. We see today's campus as dominated by the new breed of outsiders (they began to surface in the 1970s) driven to pursue their future careers with a "grim professionalism." And as faint and sporadic signs emerge of (perhaps) a new activism, and a new attraction to learning for its own sake, we find that Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz has given us, in this study, a basis for anticipated the possible nature of the next campus generation
The Flash Press Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York. Historical Studies of Urban America ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City's extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the "Flash" and the "Whip" - distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting events - were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of these papers have resurfaced, and in "The Flash Press" three renowned scholars provide a landmark study of their significance, as well as a wide selection of their ribald articles and illustrations.Including short tales of urban life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants against homosexuality, these selections epitomize a distinct form of urban journalism. Here, in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage, its editors, and its audience, the authors examine nineteenth-century ideas of sexuality and freedom that mixed Tom Paine's republicanism with elements of the Marquis de Sade's sexual ideology. They also trace the evolution of censorship and obscenity law, showing how a string of legal battles ultimately led to the demise of the flash papers: editors were hauled into court, sentenced to jail for criminal obscenity and libel, and eventually pushed out of business - but not before they forever changed the debate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America's most important city
Alma mater [and] The morality of spending ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Helen Horowitz discusses her book about women's colleges from their 19th-century beginnings to the 1930s. Daniel Horowitz discusses his book about intellectural response to consumerism
The Wells archive exploring the world of higher education : an event to celebrate the contributions of Herman B Wells to higher education ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Celebrates the opening of Chancellor Wells' papers and records to the public and marks the occasion by exploring issues in higher education"--Guide
 
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Lefkowitz Horowitz, Helen
Lefkowitz-Horowitz, Helen 1942-
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