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The Resource Well-behaved women seldom make history, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Well-behaved women seldom make history, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Label
Well-behaved women seldom make history
Title
Well-behaved women seldom make history
Statement of responsibility
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They didn't ask to be remembered," historian Ulrich wrote in 1976 about the pious women of colonial New England. And then she added a phrase that has since gained widespread currency: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." Today those words appear on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and more--but what do they really mean? Here, Ulrich ranges over centuries and cultures, from the fifteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan, who imagined a world in which women achieved power and influence, to the writings of nineteenth-century suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and twentieth-century novelist Virginia Woolf. She contrasts Woolf's imagined story about Shakespeare's sister with biographies of actual women who were Shakespeare's contemporaries. She uses daybook illustrations to look at women who weren't trying to make history, but did. Throughout, she shows how feminist historians, by challenging traditional accounts of both men's and women's histories, have stimulated more vibrant and better-documented accounts of the past.--From publisher description
Summary
Examines three key works by women--the fifteenth-century "Book of the City of Ladies" by Christine de Pizan, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's memoirs, and Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own," to explore the making of history from a woman's perspective
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
211760
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ulrich, Laurel
Dewey number
305.4209182/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1121
LC item number
.U517 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women in literature
  • Feminism
  • Christine
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
  • Woolf, Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
Well-behaved women seldom make history, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006100581.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The slogan -- Three writers -- Amazons -- Shakespeare's daughters -- Slaves in the attic -- A book of days -- Waves
Control code
ocm77116760
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 284 p.
Isbn
9781400041596
Lccn
2006100581
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77116760
Label
Well-behaved women seldom make history, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006100581.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The slogan -- Three writers -- Amazons -- Shakespeare's daughters -- Slaves in the attic -- A book of days -- Waves
Control code
ocm77116760
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 284 p.
Isbn
9781400041596
Lccn
2006100581
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77116760

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