Barbie. No word evokes more joy or controversy than the doll created by Ruth Handler of Mattel. Born Barbara Millicent Roberts on March 9, 1959, Barbie has been played with and collected by millions. She has been ascribed a family of dolls and embodied over 125 career roles. Today, she […]
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The Story Behind These past few weeks, I accessed NASWA’s Women’s Journal & Suffrage News. This was published multiple times per month between the years, 1890 – 1918. Upon formally entering World War I, NAWSA then published the Woman Citizen. That was published monthly and focused on women’s contribution to the […]
The Story Behind Great discovery today! Finding even more info on Ella Chamberlain in Women’s Journal & Suffrage News. She was really active in NAWSA from 1893 to 1896. She then moved to Missouri.
SHOW NOTES: Season 1: Episode 5: In this episode, we introduce everyone to Dr. Erica Ryan and to Dr. Stacie Taranto to discuss feminism and how it has changed since the early 1900s. Sources: Dr. Erica Ryan: Dr. Ryan is an Associate Professor and Director of Gender and Sexuality studies […]
The Story Behind Ella Chamberlain was one of the first to promote woman suffrage in Florida. She lived in Tampa in 1892. Here is a photo of the article found in the Weekly Tribune, Tampa , 11 April, 1892, page 7, where she is starting to recruit woman.
Describes purpose of Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
Article describes the characteristics of American Progressive era.
SHOW NOTES: Season 1: Episode 4 In this episode, we discuss some of the scientific and medical thoughts about women during the early 1800s. Sources: https://www.historyteacher.net/AHAP/Reading-CultofDomesticity.pdf https://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/386/truewoman.html Informational Menu
SHOWNOTES The Antebellum ideal of True Womanhood is discussed. The four virtues of this ideal are described. Sources: Barbara Welter, “The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860,” American Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer 1966), 151-174. Nancy Hewett, “Introduction,” Companion to American Women’s History (Malden, NA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005). Informational Menu
Republican Motherhood was an ideal that developed during America’s Early Republic period during the 1790s. It charged women with the task of shaping the values of their sons, who were likely to have a direct impact on the nation’s success. To help you understand the ideal of Republican Motherhood, here […]
SHOW NOTES Season 1, Episode 2: Republican Motherhood In this episode, the ideal of Republican Motherhood is described and how it came about in America during the late 1700s. Sources for this Episode: Susan M. Cruea, “Changing Ideals of Womanhood During the Nineteenth-Century Woman Movement,” Bowling Green State University: ScholarWorks@BGSU: […]
Check This Out! An interesting YouTube video, showing how the 19th century corset caused medical problems in women. Informational Menu
Found this YouTube quite interesting. This really relates to some of our articles, that we have recently posted. Informational Menu
You can also listen on the following podcast channels: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Overcasts Pocket Casts RadioPublic SHOW NOTES This is a brief description of what American Women’s History Podcast is all about. Informational Menu
We have not published much during the past few months as we have been redesigning both the E-Zine and the podcast. Hopefully, we have made it much easier for our readers to find new content in our E-Zine. You can still easily access all of our articles, but the latest […]
Premier podcast Season 1, Episode 1, “What and Why American Women’s History.” Short discussion.
On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that on the second Sunday of May, Mothers Day would be observed in the United States. Anna Jarvis, a social activist, is credited with being the found of Mother’s Day. SOURCE: This Day in Women’s History, Sourcebooks, 2019.
Featured Book When the World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America’s Culture Wars Author: Erica Ryan Erica Ryan, Author Our featured book, When the World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America’s Culture Wars, written by Erica Ryan, fills a gap […]
Barbie Doll Debutes March 9 & 10, 1959 On March 9 and 10, 1959, the iconic fashion doll, Barbie, debuted at the American International Toy Fair by Mattel. As of 2019 over one billion Barbie dolls have been sold. Source: This Day in Women’s History: 365 Extraordinary Women and Events […]