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Tennessee Women Their Lives and Times

ISBN-10: 0820329495

ISBN-13: 9780820329499

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sarah L. Wilkerson Freeman, Beverly Greene Bond, Laura Helper-Ferris, Carole Bucy, Melissa Checker

List price: $29.95
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Including suffragists, civil rights activists, and movers and shakers in politics and in the music industries of Nashville and Memphis, as well as many other notables, this collective portrait of Tennessee women offers new perspectives and insights into their dreams, their struggles, and their times. As rich, diverse, and wide-ranging as the topography of the state, this book will interest scholars, general readers, and students of southern history, women's history, and Tennessee history. Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times shifts the historical lens from the more traditional view of men's roles to place women and their experiences at center stage in the historical drama. The eighteen biographical essays, written by leading historians of women, illuminate the lives of familiar figures like reformer Frances Wright, blueswoman Alberta Hunter, and the Grand Ole Opry's Minnie Pearl (Sarah Colley Cannon) and less-well-known characters like the Cherokee Beloved Woman Nan-ye-hi (Nancy Ward), antebellum free black woman Milly Swan Price, and environmentalist Doris Bradshaw. Told against the backdrop of their times, these are the life stories of women who shaped Tennessee's history from the eighteenth-century challenges of western expansion through the nineteenth- and twentieth-century struggles against racial and gender oppression to the twenty-first-century battles with community degradation. Taken as a whole, this collection of women's stories illuminates previously unrevealed historical dimensions that give readers a greater understanding of Tennessee's place within environmental and human rights movements and its role as a generator of phenomenal cultural life.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Nan-ye-hi (Nancy Ward): Diplomatic Mother
Fanny Wright: Battle against Slavery
Milly Swan Price: Freedom, Kinship, and Property
Mary Church Terrell: Revisiting the Politics of Race, Class, and Gender
Alberta Hunter: "She Had the World in a Jug, with the Stopper in Her Hand"
Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie: Wing Walker, Parachute Jumper, Air Racer
Sue Shelton White: Lady Warrior
Charl Ormond Williams: Feminist Politics and Education for Equality
Lucille Thornburgh: "I Had to Be Right Pushy"
Martha Ragland: The Evolution of a Political Feminist
Wilma Dykeman: The Hearth and the Map
Sarah Colley Cannon (Minnie Pearl): Gossiping about Grinder's Switch-The Grand Ole Opry and the Modernization of Tennessee
Diane Judith Nash: A Mission for Equality, Justice, and Social Change
Wilma Rudolph: Running for Freedom
Jo Walker-Meador: The Country Music Association
Bettye Berger: Transforming the Mainstream
Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg: Feminist and Race Woman
Doris Bradshaw: Battling Environmental Racism
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index