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Viola Florence Barnes, 1885-1979 : a historian's biography

Author: John G Reid
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
Series: Studies in gender and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Viola Florence Barnes was one of the most prominent women historians in the United States from the 1920s to the 1950s. Born in 1885, Barnes was educated at Yale University and began teaching at Mount Holyoke College in 1919. She was an instrumental member of the 'imperial school' of historians, who interpreted North American colonial history within a British imperial framework." "In this probing biography, John G.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Viola Florence Barnes; Viola Florence Barnes; Viola Florence Barnes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Reid
ISBN: 0802080170 9780802080172
OCLC Number: 56318062
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxuiv, 228 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'I desire that my children be strong and forceful': Nebraska years, 1885-1916 --
'History is my life work': the emerging scholar, 1916-1929 --
'A very busy professional woman': recognition, 1929-1939 --
'I want to build a good strong department': maturity, 1939-1950 --
'There is not too much time left': retirement, 1950-1960 --
'I have had a very happy old age': long life, 1960-1979.
Series Title: Studies in gender and history.
Responsibility: John G. Reid.
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In this probing biography, John G. Reid examines Barnes's life as a female historian, providing a revealing glimpse into the gendered experience of professional academia in that era.  Read more...


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