Category: Women’s Studies

Woman Church And State

Woman Church And State

This classic history of woman’s oppression is one of the first attempts to document the sad legacy of injustice and discrimination against women, which is unfortunately inseparable from the history of both Christianity and the evolution of the Western state. Beginning in the pre-Christian era, where she finds more evidence of freedom for women than […]

Facts By A Woman

Facts By A Woman

Debating the question of ways and means, . . . I was prompted instinctively to pick up a city newspaper . . . my visionary mind was mechanically drawn down through its newsy page to a single item of distinctive meaning, so electrifying and magically warming my freezing life-current, that I was instantly thrown into […]

Women Workers In Seven Professions

Women Workers In Seven Professions

The task of collecting and editing the various essays of which this book is comprised, has not been altogether easy. Some literary defects and absence of unity are, by the nature of the scheme, inevitable: we hope these are counterbalanced by the collection of first-hand evidence from those in a position to speak authoritatively of […]

The Young Maiden

Artemas Bowers Muzzey (1802-1892) was an English author and pastor. In 1824 he graduated from Harvard. In 1828 he graduated from the divinity-school and then was a pastor of the Unitarian church in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1830-1833. His works include: The Young Man’s Friend (1886), Sunday-School Guide (1887), Moral Teacher (1839), The Young Maiden (1840), […]

Women and Economics

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent and prolific American feminist writer most well known today for her first book, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892), and her seminal work Women and Economics (1898). Gilman founded, edited, and wrote for the journal Forerunner, in which she serialized her novel Herland in 1915. She also co-founded the Women’s […]

Women and the Alphabet

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) was an American minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He graduated from Harvard in 1841, and was a schoolmaster for two years. He then studied theology at the Harvard Divinity School. Higginson was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During […]

The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits

Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799-1872) was the author of numerous books; mostly written about women’s role in society. Particularly well-known are The Wives of England, The Women of England, The Mothers of England, and The Daughters of England, also her more directly educational works such as Rawdon House and Education of the Heart: Women’s Best Work. […]

Woman: Man’s Equal

Reverend Thomas Webster (1809-1901) was an Irish immigrant to Canada, an editor and an author. Born in Ireland, his family emigrated to America in 1812, and then moved to Canada. He began teaching Sunday School and was ordained into the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1840. He was the author of: Woman: Man’s Equal (1873) and […]

Woman and Labour

Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably […]

Woman and the Republic

The long cry of Suffrage has not been able to bring about ‘equal pay for equal work’ even where legislation to that effect has been introduced into Trades Unions and State laws. This has still rested, and must rest, with the employer, and his action must be governed by quality and demand and supply. The […]

Woman in the Nineteenth Century

Sarah Margaret nee Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) was a journalist, critic and women’s rights activist. She was the first full-time female book reviewer in journalism, becoming the first editor of the Transcendental publication The Dial in 1840 before joining the staff of the New York Tribune in 1844. She was sent to Europe in 1846 by […]

The True Woman

Justin Dewey Fulton (1828-1901) wrote T h e True Woman (1869) and Woman as God Made Her (1869). ‘This book grew. Its history is very brief. The lecture entitled ‘Woman versus Ballot, ‘ while well received by the majority, has met with a strong opposition from those who do not believe in the position assigned […]

Tounghoo Women

Ellen nee Huntly Bullard Mason was an American Baptist missionary. She was the wife of Francis Mason (1799-1874), an American missionary and naturalist who in 1830 was sent by the American Baptist Missionary Union to labor among the Karens in Burma. Ellen helped to inspire the founding of the Woman’s Union Missionary Society. Her works […]

Three Visits to America

Emily Faithfull (1835-1895) was an English women’s rights activist, who founded The Victoria Press in London in 1860. She was a member of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women. She considered compositor’s work (a comparatively lucrative trade of the time) to be a possible mode of employment for women to pursue. The Victoria […]

Selected Lead Articles from The Dawn

Louisa Lawson (1848-1920), nee Albury, who also wrote under the pseudonym Dora Falconer was an Australian writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist. Lawson was born and raised in Mudgee, New South Wales. With her earnings and her experience from working on The Republican, Lawson was able in May 1888, to edit and publish The Dawn. The […]

Modern Women and What is Said of Them

Elizabeth nee Lynn Linton (1822-1898) was a British novelist, essayist, and journalist. She arrived in London in 1845 as the protegĂ© of poet Walter Savage Landor. In the following year she produced her first novel, Azeth: The Egyptian (1846); Amymone (1848), and Realities (1851), followed. None of these had any great success, and she became […]

Militarism Versus Feminism

The following pages, in so far as they do not deal with purely historical questions, look forward to a time when the Women’s Movement will once more be able calmly to take stock of its position. As regards the nations now at war, effective action on the lines suggested is hardly to be expected at […]

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