In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History

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Missouri History Museum, 1999 - 304 pagine
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This new addition to the popular guidebook series explores women's experiences and the impact of their activities on the history and landscape of St. Louis. When the city was founded, most St. Louisans believed that "a woman's place is in the home," in the house of her father, husband, or master. Over the years, women pushed out the boundaries of their lives into the public arena, and in doing so they changed the face of St. Louis.

In Her Place is a guide to the changing definition of a woman's place in St. Louis, beginning with the colonial period and ending with the 1960s. Each chapter explores the experiences of women during a specific time period and identifies the sites of some of their public activities on a map of the city created from historical sources. Along the way, readers will meet such significant St. Louis women as Harriet Scott, Susan Blow, Edna Gellhorn, and Philippine Duchesne and learn about the activities of the Ladies' Union Aid Society, the Sisters of Charity, the League of Women Voters, and the Harper Married Ladies' Club. The book also includes four tours of the St. Louis region addressing the themes of the book and identifying significant buildings, homes, and other key sites. Current photographs will help readers locate the sites on detailed maps. An up-to-date bibliography and resource listing make this an invaluable guide for anyone interested in studying the history of women in the region.

 

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Indice

Colonial Women
3
The Marriage of Aramepinchieue
11
Esther
17
Philippine Duchesne
25
Anna Maria von Phul
32
Anne Ewing Lane
38
Women at the Gateway to the West
47
Employed Women
54
Williams
166
Kate Richards OHare
173
Florence Hayward
179
Mary Hancock McLean M D
185
St Franciss Colored Orphan Asylum
191
Phoebe Couzins
198
Pearl Curran Spiritualist Medium
204
Confederate Memorial
211

Harriet Robinson Scott
60
Episcopal Orphans Home
66
School Sisters of Notre Dame
67
White Haven
74
Jessie Benton Fremont
83
Women Nurses in the Civil War
92
Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair
98
Susan Blow
108
Women Physicians and Nurses
115
Women Go Downtown
122
The Suffrage Movement
130
Mary Ellen Tucker and the Mission Free School
138
in her place
144
St Marys Infirmary
145
Progressive Era Women
153
The Wednesday Club
160
Changing Places
217
The League of Women Voters
229
College Alumnae Organizations
235
Marie Meyers Flying Circus
241
Tornado
242
Jewish Orphans Home
248
Peoples Art Center
255
Funsten Nut Pickers Strike
262
The Home Front
268
Contents
272
Child Care for Wartime Working Mothers
274
Women and Postwar St Louis 19451965
281
bv Anne Valk
295
Abbreviations
303
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Katharine T. Corbett is former Director of Interpretation at the Missouri Historical Society. She is coauthor of Saint Louis in the Gilded Age.

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