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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Women's History

by Sonia Weiss

  • ISBN: 9780028642017
  • ISBN10: 0028642015

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Women's History

by Sonia Weiss

  • List Price: $18.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780028642017
  • ISBN10: 0028642015
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Description: I. THE ANCIENT WORLD. 1. A Woman''s Life. Early People. Life as a Nomad. Trading Roaming for Farming. The Rise of Civilization. Life in the Fertile Crescent. Ancient Luxuries. Mothers of Invention .Early Fashionistas. Making Up Like an Egyptian . Wigged Out. Ancient Skin Care. Gods and Goddesses: Religion. Goddess Worship in Greece and Rome. Bearing Babies. Wedding Rings. 2. Ancient Rights. The Beginning of Male Dominance. The Rights of Babylonian Women. Equality in Egypt. Women''s Rights in Ancient Jewish Society. The Un-Democratic Greeks. Roman Rule. 3. Queen for a Day: Rulers and Warriors. Woman in Pharaoh''s Clothing: Hatshepsut. Fulfilling a Prophecy: Jael. Fighting for Her Country: Cleopatra. Zenobia the Land Grabber. Bodacious Boadicea. Preserving Their Country: Trung Nhi and Trung Trac. Trien Au. 4. At Work. First Work. A Common Thread. In Attendance. First Physicians. The Oldest Profession. In the Marketplace. Brewers and Bakers. 5. Ground-Breakers. Poetry in Motion: Sappho. Sappho''s Work Lost. Healing Hands: Acca Laurentia. City Builder: Queen Semiramis. Alchemy: Mary the Jewess. Critical Thinker: Hypatia. Teacher and Debater: Aspasia .Courtesan to Empress: Theodora. True Believer: Nefertiti. Mother of Military Invention: Penthesilia. Giving Her Life for Her Faith: Perpetua. 6. Notorious Women. Fu Hao Messalina the Elder. The Black Widow: Agrippina II. Athaliah. Pheretima. The Lemnians. Galla Placidia. Helen of Troy. The Delicious Dido. II. THE DARK AND MIDDLE AGES. 7. A Day in the Life. Civilization in Uproar. Fighting for Their Lives. Floods and Famine. A Plague on Your House. Fashion Disasters. Annual Baths. Life on the Fief. Marriage: Let''s Make a Deal. Married to the Church. Living the Monastic Life. 8. Medieval Rights. Laws from the Ancients. Ensuring Obedience. Property Rights. Owning the Land. Personal Rights. The Particular Plight of Widows. 9. Royal Warriors. Defender of the Faithful: Queen Bathilde. Eleanor of Aquitaine. Tamara of Georgia. Blanche of Castile. Isabella of Castile. Queen Jadwiga. 10. The Working Life. Working the Fiefs. Bye Industries. Early Enterprise. Nursing and Healing. Urban Workers. Living the Domestic Life .Alewives. Guild Workers .Boys'' Clubs. 11. Trailblazers. Royal Historian: Anna Comnena. Female Troubadour: Marie de France. The First Novelist. Visionary, Saint, and Scientist: St. Hildegard of Bingen. Feminist: Christine de Pizan. Autobiographer: Margery Kempe. 12. Infamy. Lady Godiva. Joan of Arc. The Witches'' Hammer. Baddest of the Bad. Clerical Scandal: Heloise and Abelard. III. 3 Rebirth and the Begnning of the - Modern World 13. Daily Life. Living the Common Life. Dedication to Home and Hearth. The State of Marriage. What Women Are Wearing. Perfuming. Health. School Days. Women in Religion. New Freedoms. Coming to the New World. 14. Defending Our Rights. The Rule of the Patriarchs. Marriage and the Law. Property Rights. The Female Body. Voices of Change. Rallying the Forces. Rights in the Colonies. Legislating Change. 15. Early Modern Rulers. Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth I. Refusal to Marry. Catherine de Medici. Jeanne d''Albret. Royal Chess Piece. Enter the Reformation. Betrayed! Another Marriage Proposal. The Girl Who Would Be King: Christina of Sweden. Rise to Power. Dirty Girl. Once a Queen, Always a Queen? 16. Employment. Employment at the Court. New Opportunities in Arts and Crafts. Writing for Rulers. Salon Society. Scientists and Scholars. Work Among the Masses. Taking to the Stage. Work in the Colonies. 17. New Ground. Painting with a Mighty Brush: Artemisia Gentileschi. Aphra Behn, First Professional Writer. Midwife: Louise Bourgeois. Explorer''s Interpreter: La Malinche. First Lady of Mexican Letters: Sor (Sister) Juana Ines de la Cruz. Behavior Unbecoming. Emilie du Chtelet. Feminist Pioneer: Mary Wollstonecraft. Revolutionary Warrior: Deborah Sampson. 18. Reign of Terror. Mary Tudor. Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary Frith, Moll Cutpurse. Catherine the Great. Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI''s Queen. Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV''s Mistress. IV. 4 The Nineteenth Century 19. Life During the Victorian Era. Leisurely Living. New Rooms. May I Call on You? Dressed to the Nines. School Days. Erasing Society''s Ills and Evils. 20. The Fight for Rights. Tea and Revolution. Declaring Women''s Rights. Misconceptions, Misrepresentations, and Ridicule. The Movement Spreads. The English Women''s Rights Movement. Women''s Rights Down Under. Women''s Rights in Italy. Women''s Rights in Japan. Going for the Vote. Suffrage State by State. 21. Women at War and Politics. Victoria Woodhull. The Good Queen Victoria. Taytu Betul. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Lydia Kamekeha Liliuokalani. Queen Min of Korea. Old Buddha (Dowager Empress Ts''u His) or Tz''u-his. Lakshmi Bai. 22. Women at Work. Farewell Farm and Field. Hello Factories. Wanted: Young White Female Workers. Slave Labor. Industrialization in Europe. Hey Teach! Going Higher. Writing a Woman''s Life. 23. New Frontiers. Probing the Stars and Planets. Making a Science out of Housework. Elizabeth Blackwell. The Lady with the Lamp: Florence Nightingale. Opening Legal Doors: Belva Lockwood. Going for the Glow: Marie Curie. Nellie Bly. Antoinette Brown Blackwell. 24. Rabble-Rousers and Reformers. Educational Reformer: Emma Willard. Sojourner''s Truth. Campaigning Against Slavery: The Grimk Sisters. Organizing for Labor: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones. Exposing the Plight of the Mentally Ill: Dorothea Dix. The Woman Who Launched a War: Harriet Beecher Stowe. Sarah Winnemucca. Carry Nation. Creating a New Model for Social Reform: Jane Addams. Lobbying for Women''s Rights: Lucretia Mott. V. 5 The Twentieth Century 25. Twentieth Century Life. Love and Marriage. Creature Comforts. Women in Europe. Fashion Plate. Free to Be You and Me. 26. The Women''s Movement. The Fight for Rights. Suffrage Around the World. Equal Rights. The Body Politic. The Second Wave. The Time Is NOW. A Second Shot at Equal Rights. The Education Act Amendments of 1972. Women''s Rights Today. 27. Leaders and Fighters. Benazir Bhutto. Corazon Aquino. Leading Her Country to Peace: Nguyen Thi Binh. Wilma Mankiller. Indira Gandhi. Aung San Suu Kyi. Margaret Thatcher. Golda Meir. 20. In the Workplace. Arise, Women Workers! Only Misses Need Apply. Equal Pay for Equal Work. The New Workforce. A Business of My Own. The Workforce Today. 29. Leveling the Playing Field. Up, Up in the Air. Women in Sports. Exploring the Earth .Breaking Hollywood''s Sound Barrier 30. Notorious Women of the Twentieth Century. Margaret Sanger. Eleanor Roosevelt. Evita, Evita, Evita! Betty Friedan. Gloria Steinem. Sex and the Single Girl. Maggie Kuhn. Appendixes. Appendix A. Glossary. Appendix B. Resources. Appendix C. Women of the Ages. Appendix D. Women Geographically. Index.
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