Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence

Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence

By: Gary R. Kremer (editor), Mary C. Neth (editor), LeeAnn Whites (editor)Paperback

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Women in Missouri History is an exceptional collection of essays surveying the history of women in the state of Missouri from the period of colonial settlement through the mid-twentieth century. The women featured in these essays come from various ethnic, economic, and racial groups, from both urban and rural areas, and from all over the state. The authors effectively tell these women's stories through biographies and through techniques of social history, allowing the reader to learn not only about the women's lives individually, but also about how groups of ""ordinary"" women shaped the history of the state. The essays in this collection address questions that are at the center of current developments in the field of women's history but are written in a manner that makes them accessible to general readers. Providing an excellent general overview of the history of women in Missouri, this collection makes a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the state's past.

About Author

Leeann Whites is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia, 1860-1890. Mary C. Neth is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Preserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundation of Modern Agribusiness, 1900-1940. Gary R. Kremer is Professor of History at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several works, including Missouri's Black Heritage and The Dictionary of Missouri Biography, both available from the University of Missouri Press.


Introduction by LeeAnn Whites and Mary C. Neth; French Women in Colonial Missouri, 1750-1805 by Susan Calafate Boyle; Esther and Her Sisters: Free Women of Color as Property Owners in Colonial St. Louis, 1765-1803 by Judith A. Gilbert; German-Speaking Women in Nineteenth-Century Missouri: The Immigrant Experience by Linda Schelbitzki Pickle; ""May We as One Family Live in Peace and Harmony"" Relations between Mistresses and Slave Women in Antebellum Missouri by Diane Mutti Burke; City Sisters: The Sisters of St. Joseph in Missouri, 1836-1920 by Carol K. Coburn and Martha Smith; The Tale of Two Minors: Women's Rights on the Border by LeeAnn Whites; The Changing Role of Protection on the Barder: Gender and the Civil War in Saline County, Missouri by Rebekah Weber Bowen; Her Will against Theirs: Eda Hickam and the Ambiguity of Freedom in Postbellum Missouri by Kimberly Schreck; Sedalia's Nymphs du Pave: Prostitution and Class in a Nineteenth-Century Railroad Town by Rhonda Chalfant; Domestic Drudges to Dazzling Divas: The Origins of African American Beauty Culture in St. Louis, Missouri, 1900-1930 by De Anna J. Reese; ""We Are Practicable, Sensible Women"": The Missouri Women Farmers' Club and the Professionalization of Agriculture by Rebecca S. Montgomery; Euphemia B. Koller and the Politics of Insanity in Ralls County, Missouri, 1921-1927 by Gregg Andrews; Breaking into Politics: Emily Newell Blair and the Democratic Party in the 1920s by Virginia Laas; The Doctor's Wife: Eannie Cook and Social Protest in Missouri, 1938-1949 by Bonnie Stepenoff

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826215260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780826215260
  • ISBN10: 0826215262

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