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Abigail Scott Duniway and Susan B. Anthony in Oregon

Jennifer Chambers

2018    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 305.42092    LCC: HQ1413.D86 C53

LCCN: 2017958372    ISBN 13: 9781625859785    ISBN 10: 1625859783

It was the spring of 1871. Pioneer entrepreneur Abigail Scott Duniway, on a business trip to purchase stock for her millinery store back in Oregon, waited breathlessly outside the suffrage convention in San Francisco. She hoped to meet Susan B. Anthony, whose career she so admired. And so they met, sparking a relationship that dramatically altered Duniway's life. The duo traveled for months on horseback, carriage, train and boat in their crucial, successful effort to ensure the right to vote for [...]

It was the spring of 1871. Pioneer entrepreneur Abigail Scott Duniway, on a business trip to purchase stock for her millinery store back in Oregon, waited breathlessly outside the suffrage convention in San Francisco. She hoped to meet Susan B. Anthony, whose career she so admired. And so they met, sparking a relationship that dramatically altered Duniway's life. The duo traveled for months on horseback, carriage, train and boat in their crucial, successful effort to ensure the right to vote for women nationwide. Author Jennifer Chambers revives the inspirational fight for women's rights by examining the dynamic between these two powerful women and how they changed not just the Beaver State but the country as a whole. [less]

$21.99

Abortionist: A Woman against the Law, The

Rickie Solinger

1996    265 Pages    (University of California Press)

DDC: 363.4609795    LCC: HQ767.5.U5

OCLC: 473398083    LCCN: 95038874    ISBN 13: 9780520204027    ISBN 10: 0520204026

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and 1968 to demonstrate that it was the law, not so-called back-alley practitioners, that most endangered women's lives in the years before abortion was legal.Women from all walks of life came to Ruth Barnett to seek abortions. For most of her career she worked in a proper suite of offices, [...]

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and 1968 to demonstrate that it was the law, not so-called back-alley practitioners, that most endangered women's lives in the years before abortion was legal.Women from all walks of life came to Ruth Barnett to seek abortions. For most of her career she worked in a proper suite of offices, undisturbed by legal authorities. In her years of practice she performed forty thousand abortions and never lost a patient. But in the anti-abortion fervor of the post-World War II era, conditions in Portland and elsewhere began to change. Barnett and other practitioners were hounded by the police and became convenient targets for politicians and sensation-hungry journalists. Desperate women continued to seek abortions but were forced to turn to profiteering abortion syndicates run by racketeers or to use self-induced methods that often ended in serious injury or death. Solinger makes vivid use of newspaper accounts and extant legal transcripts to document how throughout the country laws were used to persecute competent abortion practitioners.While Roe v. Wade has alleviated some of the danger that shaped women's lives before 1973, Solinger points out that the abortion practitioner is again threatened in the United States, this time by the violence of anti-choice fanatics. Her book is an instructive reminder of the vigilance necessary to protect both women and those who would provide them with freedom of choice. [less]

$33.95

Ava Helen Pauling

Mina Carson

2013    256 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 973.91092    LCC: CT275.P47895 C27

OCLC: 819641591    LCCN: 2012044618    ISBN 13: 9780870716980    ISBN 10: 0870716980

The story of Ava Helen Pauling--her rich career as an activist first for civil rights and liberties, then against nuclear testing, and finally for peace, feminism, and environmental stewardship--is best told in the context of her enduring partnership with her famous husband, Linus Pauling. In this long-awaited first biography of Ava Helen Pauling, Mina Carson reveals the complex and fascinating history behind one of the great love stories of the twentieth century. Though she began her public [...]

The story of Ava Helen Pauling--her rich career as an activist first for civil rights and liberties, then against nuclear testing, and finally for peace, feminism, and environmental stewardship--is best told in the context of her enduring partnership with her famous husband, Linus Pauling. In this long-awaited first biography of Ava Helen Pauling, Mina Carson reveals the complex and fascinating history behind one of the great love stories of the twentieth century. Though she began her public career in the shadow of her spouse, Ava Helen soon found herself tugged between her ardor to support Linus in his career and her desire that he embrace the social and political causes she felt passionate about. She believed it was her destiny to accept duties as a mother and homemaker, but neither of those roles was fully satisfying. Her more complete identity emerged over decades, as she evolved as an influential activist. Ava Helen Pauling's story is significant because so many aspects of it were shared with countless American women of her generation and the generations surrounding her. They had new educational opportunities but were expected to conform to the same limited social roles dictated by the gender ideology of the nineteenth century. When second wave feminism erupted in the 1960s, its force did not come solely from the young women rebelling against their elders' rules and limitations, but also from the frustrated dreams of those elders themselves. Ava Helen did not experience overt oppression by her husband or community; she even asserted some very non-feminist positions as a young woman. This, combined with a structural lack of opportunity, contributed to the strength and persistence of role expectations in her life. At the same time, she was feisty and willful. Her personality both created her marital loyalty and eventually took her down an openly feminist path. Ava Helen Pauling: Partner, Activist, Visionary is an important complement to writings about Linus Pauling and a welcome addition to the literature on women's and family history. It will also appeal to students and scholars of peace and reform movements and the social history of science. [less]

$22.95
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Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924

Heather Mayer

2018    216 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 320.082    LCC: HQ1438.A19 M39

OCLC: 1029447691    LCCN: 2018024436    ISBN 13: 9780870719394    ISBN 10: 0870719394

More than a century after their founding in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World--or Wobblies as they are commonly known--remain a popular subject for study and discussion among students of labor history and social justice. They are often portrayed as lovable underdogs, with their songs and cartoons, generally irreverent attitude, and stalwart courage in the face of systemic persecution from vigilantes, law enforcement, and government officials. In Beyond the Rebel Girl, historian [...]

More than a century after their founding in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World--or Wobblies as they are commonly known--remain a popular subject for study and discussion among students of labor history and social justice. They are often portrayed as lovable underdogs, with their songs and cartoons, generally irreverent attitude, and stalwart courage in the face of systemic persecution from vigilantes, law enforcement, and government officials. In Beyond the Rebel Girl, historian Heather Mayer questions the well-worn vision of Wobblies as young, single, male, itinerant workers. While such workers formed a large portion of the membership, they weren't the whole picture. In small towns across the Northwest, and in the larger cities of Seattle, Portland, and Spokane, women played an integral role in Wobbly life. Single women, but also families--husband and wife Wobbly teams--played important roles in some of the biggest fights for justice. IWW halls in these Northwest cities often functioned as community centers, with family-friendly events and entertainment. Women were drawn to the IWW for its radical vision, inclusionary policies, birth control advocacy, and emphasis on freedom of choice in marriage. The IWW also offered women an avenue for activism that wasn't focused primarily on the fight for suffrage. Beyond the Rebel Girl deepens our understanding of how the IWW functioned, and how the union supported women in their fight for birth control, sexual emancipation, and better labor conditions, all while facing persecution at the local, state, and federal levels. [less]

$22.95
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Eva Emery Dye

Sheri Bartlett Browne

2004    192 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 813    LCC: PS3507.Y33 Z53

OCLC: 52895633    LCCN: 2003018485    ISBN 13: 9780870710087    ISBN 10: 0870710087

Early 20th-century novelist Eva Emery Dye was one of the first writers to popularize (and romanticize) the Lewis and Clark Expedition and introduce a new American heroine, Sacajawea. This first biography of Dye chronicles the life of a writer whose books on the conquest of the American West helped to shape an entire generation's understanding of American history and Manifest Destiny.

Early 20th-century novelist Eva Emery Dye was one of the first writers to popularize (and romanticize) the Lewis and Clark Expedition and introduce a new American heroine, Sacajawea. This first biography of Dye chronicles the life of a writer whose books on the conquest of the American West helped to shape an entire generation's understanding of American history and Manifest Destiny. [less]

$24.95
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Force for Change, A

Kimberley Mangun

2010    384 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 323.092    LCC: F881.C36

OCLC: 995325240    LCCN: 2009052057    ISBN 13: 9780870715808    ISBN 10: 0870715801

A Force for Change is the first full-length study of the life and work of one of Oregon's most dynamic civil rights activists, Beatrice Morrow Cannady. Between 1912 and 1936, Cannady tirelessly promoted interracial goodwill and fought segregation and discrimination. She gave hundreds of lectures to high school and college students and shared her message with radio listeners across the Pacific Northwest. She was assistant editor, and later publisher, of The Advocate, Oregon's largest African [...]

A Force for Change is the first full-length study of the life and work of one of Oregon's most dynamic civil rights activists, Beatrice Morrow Cannady. Between 1912 and 1936, Cannady tirelessly promoted interracial goodwill and fought segregation and discrimination. She gave hundreds of lectures to high school and college students and shared her message with radio listeners across the Pacific Northwest. She was assistant editor, and later publisher, of The Advocate, Oregon's largest African American newspaper. Cannady was the first black woman to graduate from law school in Oregon, and the first to run for state representative. She held interracial teas in her home in Northeast Portland and protested repeated showings of the racist film The Birth of a Nation. And when the Ku Klux Klan swept into Oregon, she urged the governor to act quickly to protect black Oregonians' right to live and work without fear. Despite these accomplishments, Beatrice Cannady fell into obscurity when she left Oregon in the late 1930s. A Force for Change illuminates Cannady's key role in advocating for better race relations in Oregon in the early decades of the twentieth century. It describes her encounters with the period's leading black artists, editors, politicians, and intellectuals, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Oscar De Priest, Roland Hayes, and James Weldon Johnson. It dispels the myth that African Americans played little part in Oregon's history and it enriches our understanding of the black experience in Oregon and the civil rights movement across the country. Book jacket. [less]

$24.95

From Pigs to Politics

Bev Clarno

2017    494 Pages    (Maverick Publications)

LCC: F881.35.C53

OCLC: 1035956496    ISBN 13: 9780692881651    ISBN 10: 0692881654

"As the first woman in Oregon history to serve in leadership positions in both the Oregon House and Senate, Bev Clarno was a true Oregon trailblazer. Readers of From Pigs to Politics will quickly understand why Bev was such an outstanding public servant - she is hard working, engaging, open, and possesses a great sense of humor. I am delighted that she has shared her remarkable journey."Kerry TymchukExecutive DirectorOregon Historical Society"It was always very rewarding and challenging while [...]

"As the first woman in Oregon history to serve in leadership positions in both the Oregon House and Senate, Bev Clarno was a true Oregon trailblazer. Readers of From Pigs to Politics will quickly understand why Bev was such an outstanding public servant - she is hard working, engaging, open, and possesses a great sense of humor. I am delighted that she has shared her remarkable journey."Kerry TymchukExecutive DirectorOregon Historical Society"It was always very rewarding and challenging while working for my mother - whom for a brief moment in our state history was 'the most powerful woman in Oregon'"Randy HilderbrandChief of Staff to SpeakerWasco, Oregon"Bev Clarno's political skills took root in childhood on a farm in Eastern Oregon where she was expected to haul as much pig slop as her brother. No whining. No complaining. She grew up to become Oregon's Speaker of the House where she was nobody's snowflake. Two decades later, she's still nobody's snowflake. Her rendition of the record is a treasure."Senator Betsy Johnson"Bev Clarno is an extraordinary woman who has accomplished extraordinary things as a woman, teacher and leader for both men and womenBev is a leader who acts with integrity and easily earns respect from others. This book will give you a profound insight into Bev's life and how she handles what is dealt to her through honesty, grace, dignity, decency and character and with humor. Through life's ups and downs she has shown substance and true grit." [less]

$29.95
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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Carrie Brownstein

2016    256 Pages    (Riverhead Books)

DDC: 782.42164092    LCC: ML420.B8196 A3

OCLC: 952546844    LCCN: 2015024629    ISBN 13: 9780399184765    ISBN 10: 0399184767

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover [...]

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.   HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.   With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.From the Hardcover edition. [less]

$16.00
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I've Got Some Lovin' To Do: The Diaries Of A Roaring Twenties Teen, 1925-1926

2012    230 Pages    (iUniverse)

DDC: 979.549042092    LCC: F884.P853

OCLC: 812960066    ISBN 13: 9781475939842    ISBN 10: 1475939841

It is July of 1925 when, on a whim, fifteen-year-old Doris Bailey decides to keep a diary-a place where she can openly confide her dreams, hopes, and ambitions. Doris is flirtatious, untamed, and romantic, imagining herself in and out of love with each passing day. In this first volume of Th e Doris Diaries, her great-niece, Julia Park Tracey, shares Doris's journals capturing a year in the life of a precocious teenager in the rapidly changing world of the mid-1920s. Doris chats on the [...]

It is July of 1925 when, on a whim, fifteen-year-old Doris Bailey decides to keep a diary-a place where she can openly confide her dreams, hopes, and ambitions. Doris is flirtatious, untamed, and romantic, imagining herself in and out of love with each passing day. In this first volume of Th e Doris Diaries, her great-niece, Julia Park Tracey, shares Doris's journals capturing a year in the life of a precocious teenager in the rapidly changing world of the mid-1920s. Doris chats on the telephone and dances to records on the Victrola. Not only does she flirt, kiss, and ride in cars with boys, but she also sneaks out, cuts school, and chops off her hair. While Doris constantly pushes the boundaries of acceptable behavior for a young girl, she retells juicy gossip from St. Helen's Hall, a military academy dance, and an Oregon dude ranch-sharing an unforgettable glimpse into a treasure trove of authentic American life in the Northwest. I've Got Some Lovin' to Do, with commentary, footnotes, and photographs, presents an entertaining portrayal of an American girl brimming with curiosity, a zest for life, and a hunger to experience love for the first time. [less]

$18.95
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Municipal Mother, A

Gloria E. Myers, Gloria Myers

1995    240 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 363.2    LCC: HV8023.M94

OCLC: 37606713    LCCN: 95016780    ISBN 13: 9780870713866    ISBN 10: 0870713868

On April 1, 1908, Lola G. Baldwin, aged forty-eight, was sworn in "to perform Police Service" for the city of Portland, Oregon. She was the first woman hired by an American municipality to carry out regular enforcement duties. In telling Lola Baldwin's story, Gloria Myers examines the social and cultural impulses that gave rise to the policewoman idea. The Progressive Era redefined the role of women in society; Baldwin's career benefited from the Progressive belief that women could ameliorate [...]

On April 1, 1908, Lola G. Baldwin, aged forty-eight, was sworn in "to perform Police Service" for the city of Portland, Oregon. She was the first woman hired by an American municipality to carry out regular enforcement duties. In telling Lola Baldwin's story, Gloria Myers examines the social and cultural impulses that gave rise to the policewoman idea. The Progressive Era redefined the role of women in society; Baldwin's career benefited from the Progressive belief that women could ameliorate urban evil as they had earlier civilized the household. The need for the urban policewoman arose out of concern for the moral and physical welfare of families, single working women, and children living in the cities. Supported by socially active women's organizations and informed by the ideals of "social hygiene", the first policewoman led a crusade against urban vice, deviance, and corruption in the Rose City. Preventive policing strategies developed by "municipal mothers" like Baldwin aid and influence policing policies to this day. [less]

$29.95
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Only Woman in the Room: The Norma Paulus Story (Women and Politis in the Pacific Northwest), The

Norma Paulus

2017    288 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 328.73    LCC: F881.35.P38 A3

OCLC: 961159979    LCCN: 2017003878    ISBN 13: 9780870718953    ISBN 10: 0870718959

Engaging and opinionated, charming and forceful, Norma Paulus was widely covered in statewide and national newspapers and television during her eventful, sometimes controversial political career. She ran successfully for the Oregon House of Representatives in 1970. After three terms in the House, where she championed environmental causes, women's rights, and government transparency, she was elected Oregon's Secretary of State in 1976-the first woman to be elected to a statewide office in Oregon [...]

Engaging and opinionated, charming and forceful, Norma Paulus was widely covered in statewide and national newspapers and television during her eventful, sometimes controversial political career. She ran successfully for the Oregon House of Representatives in 1970. After three terms in the House, where she championed environmental causes, women's rights, and government transparency, she was elected Oregon's Secretary of State in 1976-the first woman to be elected to a statewide office in Oregon. She was the Republican candidate for governor in 1986, served a stint on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, went on to become Oregon's superintendent of public instruction, and headed the Oregon Historical Society. The Only Woman in the Room documents her life and work in a lively, anecdotal history that will appeal to historians, political scientists, newshounds, and ordinary citizens alike. [less]

$24.95

Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism

Kimberly Jensen

2012    346 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 610.92    LCC: R692

OCLC: 816041299    LCCN: 2012026726    ISBN 13: 9780295992242    ISBN 10: 0295992247

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, whose long life stretched from 1869 to 1967, challenged convention from the time she was a young girl. Her professional life began as one of Oregon's earliest women physicians, and her commitment to public health and medical relief took her into the international arena, where she was chair of the American Women's Hospitals after World War I and the first president of the Medical Women's International Association. Most disease, suffering, and death, she [...]

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, whose long life stretched from 1869 to 1967, challenged convention from the time she was a young girl. Her professional life began as one of Oregon's earliest women physicians, and her commitment to public health and medical relief took her into the international arena, where she was chair of the American Women's Hospitals after World War I and the first president of the Medical Women's International Association. Most disease, suffering, and death, she believed, were the result of wars and social and economic inequities, and she was determined to combat those conditions through organized action. Lovejoy's early life and career in the Pacific Northwest gave her key experiences and strategies to use "constructive resistance," the ability to take effective action against unjust power. She took a political and pragmatic approach to what she called "woman's big job"-achieving a full female citizenship-and emphasized the importance of votes for women. In this engaging biography, Kimberly Jensen tells the story of this important western woman, exploring her approach to politics, health, and society and her civic, economic, and medical activism.Kimberly Jensen is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University and the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War."Esther Lovejoy's life intersected with some of the most important currents of the twentieth century: feminism, the rise of companionate marriage, universal suffrage, governmental reform, migration, labor rights, public health, the professionalization of medical and social work, anti-militarism, and global citizenship. Jensen illuminates the life of this fascinating, important leader and ably demonstrates the centrality of Oregon and the western U.S. to these currents." -Marjorie Feld, author of Lillian Wald: A Biography "Oregon's Doctor to the World is cutting edge in its presentation of a transnational history of women's participation in international health care, and its early chapters deepen understanding of the Northwest and national woman suffrage movement and women's partisan activism. As a whole, this book creates a picture of almost a century of women's public activism." -Melanie Gustafson, author of Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924 [less]

$26.95
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She's Tricky Like Coyote

Lionel Youst

2005    308 Pages    (University of Oklahoma Press)

DDC: 979.5230049741    LCC: E99.C8742

OCLC: 149247002    LCCN: 97012529    ISBN 13: 9780806136936    ISBN 10: 0806136936

Story of Annie Miner Peterson, who was born in an Indian village on a tidal slough along the southern Oregon Coast in 1860.

Story of Annie Miner Peterson, who was born in an Indian village on a tidal slough along the southern Oregon Coast in 1860. [less]

$24.95

Sowing Good Seeds

G. Thomas Edwards, Patricia G. Holland (Introduction by)

2000    384 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

DDC: 324.6    LCC: JK1911.O7 E39

OCLC: 19921841    LCCN: 89008824    ISBN 13: 9780875951928    ISBN 10: 0875951929

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$22.50
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With Grit and by Grace: Breaking Trails in Law and Politics - A Memoir

Betty Roberts

2008    288 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 340.092    LCC: KF373.R552

OCLC: 173748732    LCCN: 2007040551    ISBN 13: 9780870711992    ISBN 10: 0870711997

In the 1950s, Betty Roberts did what most of her contemporaries considered audacious and inappropriate when she returned to college as a 32-year-old wife and mother. This was only the start of Roberts’ lifetime commitment to overcoming obstacles to women’s equality. With Grit and By Grace follows Betty Roberts’ rise from a Depressionera childhood on the Texas plains to become a teacher, lawyer, state legislator, candidate for governor, and eventually Oregon’s first woman [...]

In the 1950s, Betty Roberts did what most of her contemporaries considered audacious and inappropriate when she returned to college as a 32-year-old wife and mother. This was only the start of Roberts’ lifetime commitment to overcoming obstacles to women’s equality. With Grit and By Grace follows Betty Roberts’ rise from a Depressionera childhood on the Texas plains to become a teacher, lawyer, state legislator, candidate for governor, and eventually Oregon’s first woman Supreme Court Justice. In this memoir, Justice Roberts reflects on her role as a mother, wife, and political trailblazer. Her story is important to the history of women’s struggles to challenge prevailing stereotypes, but it is also a deeply personal story of a life sometimes stark, sometimes humorous, often exhausting, and always brightened with friendships and family. Her story is a vivid reminder of times too quickly forgotten, when a woman could not keep her own name or stay at a motel alone. Justice Roberts began her career during a politically complex time— the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing, sentiment against the Vietnam War was growing, and the nascent women’s movement would soon burst on the scene. During her 13 years as a legislator, she was instrumental in the passage of Oregon’s first legalized right to abortion and the state’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, as well as pathbreaking environmental and land-use legislation. Roberts tells her engrossing story with honesty and warmth. With Grit and By Grace is about life’s disappointments and promises, its rejections and rewards, and its demand for the determination and commitment that bring success. Politicians, civic leaders, feminists, and anyone interested in Oregon’s twentieth-century political history will be fascinated by this recounting of events that influenced the political and social landscape of Oregon and beyond. [less]

$24.95
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Yours for Liberty

Elaine A. Maveety, Jean M. Ward

2000    307 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 324.6    LCC: JK1911.O7 D85

OCLC: 54054841    LCCN: 99086842    ISBN 13: 9780870714740    ISBN 10: 0870714740

"In 1871, Abigail Scott Duniway, a leader in the woman suffrage movement, launched The New Northwest, one of the few newspapers in the nation devoted to woman's advancement. With its motto of "Free Speech, Free Press, Free People," Duniway's weekly reform journal exposed and combated social injustice of all kinds for sixteen years." "This first published volume of Duniway's writings from The New Northwest provides a vivid portrait of the pioneering suffragist and her work. The collected essays, [...]

"In 1871, Abigail Scott Duniway, a leader in the woman suffrage movement, launched The New Northwest, one of the few newspapers in the nation devoted to woman's advancement. With its motto of "Free Speech, Free Press, Free People," Duniway's weekly reform journal exposed and combated social injustice of all kinds for sixteen years." "This first published volume of Duniway's writings from The New Northwest provides a vivid portrait of the pioneering suffragist and her work. The collected essays, news reports, and editorial and travel correspondence reveal Duniway's strong, often controversial convictions. Together, the nearly three hundred selections chronicle a turbulent era when traditional social attitudes and institutions were being challenged, both in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. In their introduction, Jean Ward and Elaine Maveety provide a context for Duniway's tireless fight for reform and examine her remarkable career as an editor, writer, and suffragist."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved [less]

$21.95
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