"A share of honour" : Virginia women, 1600-1945 / essay by Suzanne Lebsock ; checklist and catalogue entries by Kym S. Rice for the Virginia Women's Cultural History Project, Richmond, Virginia. by Suzanne Liebsock
Call Number: HQ1438.V5 L4 1984
Publication Date: 1984
"Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, November 10, 1984-January 6, 1985"--T.p. verso.
Creating a Progressive Commonwealth by Megan Taylor Shockley
Call Number: HQ1438.V8 S56 2018
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Building upon the work of late twentieth-century scholars in the field of feminist studies, Megan Taylor Shockley provides an in-depth look at feminism in the modern U.S. South. Shockley challenges the monolithic view of the region as a conservative bastion and argues that feminist advocates have provided crucial social progressive force, particularly in Virginia, between 1970 and 2010. An innovative study, Creating a Progressive Commonwealth illustrates how feminists in the state challenged the traditional patriarchal system and engaged directly with the legislature through grassroots educational efforts on three major initiatives: passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, protection of abortion rights, and pursuit of legal and social rights for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Shockley suggests that advocates for gender equality fundamentally changed Virginia, improving the state?s support for women both personally and professionally as well as fostering an environment more conducive to additional progressive reform. In sharing the stories of these activists, the author discusses their initial choices to participate in the movement, the challenges they faced in promoting a progressive agenda, as well as their successes and failures. Throughout, Shockley emphasizes the need for scholars to look beyond the history of state legislatures in order to fully understand the nature of southern progressivism and feminism. Using both archival sources and oral histories, Creating a Progressive Commonwealth examines the individual women and their motivations as they battled recalcitrant legislators and conservative citizens to achieve social reforms.
Idols, victims, pioneers : Virginia's women from 1607 by James S. Wamsley, with Anne M. Cooper.
Call Number: HQ1438.V5 W3
Publication Date: 1976
Virginia Women by Cynthia A. Kierner (Editor, Contribution by); Sandra Gioia Treadway (Editor); Catherine Allgor (Contribution by); E. Susan Barber (Contribution by); Mary C. Ferrari (Contribution by); Lisa A. Francavilla (Contribution by); Catherine Kerrison (Contribution by); Martha J. King (Contribution by); Michelle Krowl (Contribution by); Jon Kukla (Contribution by); Deborah Lee (Contribution by); Sarah Hand Meacham (Contribution by); Helen C. Rountree (Contribution by); Kristalyn Marie Shefveland (Contribution by); Terri L. Snyder (Contribution by); Linda L. Sturtz (Contribution by); Gail S. Terry (Contribution by); Elizabeth R. Varon (Contribution by)
Call Number: HQ1438.V5 V57 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
Virginia Women is the first of two volumes exploring the history of Virginia women through the lives of exemplary and remarkable individuals. This collection of seventeen essays, written by established and emerging scholars, recovers the stories and voices of a diverse group of women, from the seventeenth century through the Civil War era. Placing their subjects in their larger historical contexts, the authors show how the experiences of Virginia women varied by race, class, age, and marital status, and also across both space and time. Some essays examine the lives of well-known women--such as First Lady Dolley Madison--from a new perspective. Others introduce readers to relatively obscure historical figures: the convicted witch Grace Sherwood; the colonial printer Clementina Rind; Harriet Hemings, the enslaved daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Essays on the frontier heroine Mary Draper Ingles and the Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew examine the real women behind the legends. Altogether, the essays in this collection offer readers an engaging and personal window onto the experiences of women in the Old Dominion.
Virginia women & the vote, 1909-2009 : the Equal Suffrage League & the League of Women Voters in Virginia by Bernice Colvard