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Mississippi women : their histories, their lives

Author: Martha H Swain; Elizabeth Anne Payne; Marjorie Julian Spruill
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2003-<©2010>
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This collection of seventeen biographies, produced by the Mississippi Women's History Project, is an important step toward gaining the state's women their deserved place in its written record. The women whose absorbing life stories are told here range from Felicite Girodeau of old Natchez, who was both a person of color and a slaveholder, to Vera Mae Pigee, who "mothered" the civil rights movement in the

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha H Swain; Elizabeth Anne Payne; Marjorie Julian Spruill
ISBN: 0820325023 9780820325026 0820325031 9780820325033 9780820333939 082033393X 9780820333946 0820333948
OCLC Number: 52312049
Description: volumes <1-2> : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. Felicité Girodeau (1791-1860) : racial and religious identity in antebellum Natchez / Emily Clark --
Winnie Davis (1864-1898) : the challenges of daughterhood / Cita Cook --
Nellie Nugent Somerville (1863-1952) : Mississippi reformer, suffragist, and politician / Marjorie Julian Spruill --
Belle Kearney (1863-1939) : Mississippi gentlewoman and slaveholder's daughter / Joanne Varner Hawks --
Pauline Van de Graaf Orr (1861-1955) : feminist education in Mississippi / Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman --
Kate Freeman Clark (1875-1957) : an artist and a lady / Kathleen McClain Jenkins --
Blanche Colton Williams (1879-1944) : mentor of southern women's literature / Bridget Smith Pieschel --
Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1885-1975) : a Mississippi microbiologist's quest for a cure / David D. Carson --
Burnita Shelton Matthews (1894-1988) : the struggle for women's rights / Kate Greene --
Minnie Brewer (1898-1978) : the life and times of a flapper feminist / Dorothy Shawhan --
Eudora Welty (1909-2001) : en route to A curtain of green / Suzanne Marrs --
Sadye Wier (1905-1995) : a life of independence and service / John F. Marszalek --
Hazel Brannon Smith (1914-1994) : journalist under siege / Mark Newman --
Margaret Walker Alexander (1915-1998) : voicing form / Robert A. Harris --
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) : a new voice in American democracry / Linda Reed --
Mae Bertha Carter (1923-1999) : school desegregation in a Delta town / Constance Curry --
Vera Mae Pigee (1925- ) : mothering the movement / Françoise N. Hamlin. v. 2. Choctaw and Chickasaw women, 1690-1834 / James Taylor Carson --
Stepping lively in place : the free black women of antebellum Natchez / Joyce L. Broussard --
The good sisters : white Protestant women and institution building in antebellum Mississippi / Randy J. Sparks --
Naked before the law : married women and the servant ideal in antebellum Natchez / Joyce L. Broussard --
Cautious, conservative, and raced : the maternal presumption in Mississippi child custody law, 1830-1920 / Kevin D. McCarthy --
Yankees in the yard : Mississippi women during the Vicksburg Campaign / Michael B. Ballard --
The gendered construction of free labor in the Civil War delta / Nancy Bercaw --
Hearth and home : constructing domesticity in Mississippi, 1830-1920 / Susan Ditto --
Mississippi's United Daughters of the Confederacy : benevolence, Beauvoir, and the transmission of Confederate culture, 1897-1919 / Karen L. Cox --
Negotiating boundaries of race and gender in Jim Crow Mississippi : the women of the Knight family / Victoria E. Bynum --
"Down in Tupelo everybody seems to be feeling grand" : early home electrification promotion in northeast Mississippi / Sara E. Morris --
Gladys Presley, Dorothy Dickins, and the limits of female agrarianism in twentieth-century Mississippi / Ted Ownby --
"The lady folk is a doer" : women and the civil rights movement in Claiborn County, Mississippi / Emilye Crosby --
Discovering what's already there : Mississippi women and civil rights movements / J. Todd Moye --
In the mainstream : Mississippi white women's clubs in the quest for women's rights in the twentieth century / Martha H. Swain --
The Mississippi "takeover" : feminists, antifeminists, and the International Women's Year conference of 1977 / Marjorie Julian Spruill --
The unknown grandmother, African American memory, and lives of service in northern Mississippi / Elizabeth Anne Payne [and others] --
Selected bibliography / Brenda M. Eagles.
Responsibility: edited by Martha H. Swain, Elizabeth Anne Payne, Marjorie Julian Spruill ; associate editor, Susan Ditto.
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Explores the historical forces that have shaped women's lives in Mississippi. This book acknowledges the state's diverse cultural and physical landscapes as they discuss how issues of race, gender,  Read more...


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This volume represents a long-overdue highlighting of some of the significant and diverse contributions that seventeen remarkable women made to the history of Mississippi. One cannot read these pages Read more...

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