First Book PDF


  • Author : Lucinda Acland
  • Publisher : Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre : Sex discrimination against women
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1785512560

First Book Description :

- Meet the amazing women who have made the legal profession their own- The first book to tell the story for a general audience- Published in partnership with the First 100 Years, the national campaign set up to celebrate the centenary of the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act- The story is brought to life with photographs, archive material, boxed-out features, anecdotes and quotationsWhen Helena Normanton was admitted to Middle Temple on 24 December 1919, she became the first woman to enter this traditional male preserve, setting in train a series of firsts for women in law which continue today. The day before, the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act had made it possible, for the first time, for women to enter the legal profession. Marking the centenary of the Act, First tells the story of women in law in their first 100 years of practice. From early campaigners through to the first women solicitors, barristers, magistrates and judges, the book tells the often untold stories of the pioneers, reformers and influencers who paved the way, revealing the barriers they faced, their challenges and triumphs. It offers a unique insight into how women have succeeded in a profession still dominated by men, and looks ahead to the prospects for women in law in the next 100 years.

Pacific Lady Book PDF

Pacific Lady

  • Author : Sharon Sites Adams
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780803211384

Pacific Lady Book Description :

It was an age without GPS and the Internet, without high-tech monitoring and instantaneous reporting. And it was a time when women simply didn?t do such things. None of this deterred Sharon Sites Adams. In June 1965 Adams made history as the first woman to sail solo from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Four years later, just as Neil Armstrong very publicly stepped onto the moon, the diminutive Adams, alone and unobserved, finally sighted Point Arguello, California, after seventy-four days sailing a thirty-one-foot ketch from Japan, across the violent and unpredictable Pacific. She was the first woman to do so, setting another world record. ø Inspiring and exciting, Adams?s memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson she bought a boat, and within eight months she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill she could muster to overcome the seasickness, exhaustion, and loneliness that marked her harrowing crossings.

Vera Menchik Book PDF

Vera Menchik

  • Author : Robert B. Tanner
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre : Games & Activities
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781476624983

Vera Menchik Book Description :

Not only was Vera Menchik the first woman in the history of chess to compete on an equal basis with the top male players, she absolutely dominated women’s chess during the last 17 years of her life. Hers was a fascinating career as an independent professional in an era where this was rare for women in any endeavor. In this book her games are brought to life utilizing her own annotations, as well as the notes of her contemporaries including Capablanca, Alekhine, Fine and others. All of her known games, as well as samples of her writings on the subject of chess are included. Beyond the technical aspect of her games, a brief biography and eulogies by her friends and colleagues reveal her life as a player and as a human being. Included are her comparisons of Russia where she was born and England where she resided as an adult, her philosophy of life, as well as her perspectives on chess in England and during World War II. Above all, a view is provided of the life of the chess professional during the golden age of Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, and Euwe.

The First Women Lawyers Book PDF

The First Women Lawyers

  • Author : Mary Jane Mossman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-05-31
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9781847310958

The First Women Lawyers Book Description :

This comparative study explores the lives of some of the women who first initiated challenges to male exclusivity in the legal professions in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Their challenges took place at a time of considerable optimism about progressive societal change, including new and expanding opportunities for women, as well as a variety of proposals for reforming law, legal education, and standards of legal professionalism. By situating women's claims for admission to the bar within this reformist context in different jurisdictions, the study examines the intersection of historical ideas about gender and about legal professionalism at the turn of the twentieth century. In exploring these systemic issues, the study also provides detailed examinations of the lives of some of the first women lawyers in six jurisdictions: the United States, Canada, Britain, New Zealand and Australia, India, and western Europe. In exploring how individual women adopted different legal arguments in litigated cases, or devised particular strategies to overcome barriers to professional work, the study assesses how shifting and contested ideas about gender and about legal professionalism shaped women's opportunities and choices, as well as both support for and opposition to their claims. As a comparative study of the first women lawyers in several different jurisdictions, the book reveals how a number of quite different women engaged with ideas of gender and legal professionalism at the turn of the twentieth century.

First Women Book PDF

First Women

  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781683781493

First Women Book Description :

First Women by Kate Andersen Brower | Summary & Analysis Preview: Kate Andersen Brower’s First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies examines how women from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama have negotiated the personal and political challenges of being married to the president of the United States. The women who have served as first lady in the modern era have been very different. Jackie Kennedy was a style icon; Lady Bird Johnson was adamantly not one. Nancy Reagan was proud to give up her career in acting in order to support her husband’s ambitions; Hillary Clinton extended her own legal and political career by working in Bill Clinton’s administration. Rosalynn Carter liked attending cabinet meetings and being in the thick of politics; Michelle Obama has mostly disliked her time in the White House and has been waiting eagerly to return to civilian life. For all their differences, the first ladies share common experiences… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of First Women · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The First  Women in Love  Book PDF

The First Women in Love

  • Author : D. H. Lawrence
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-02
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0521007097

The First Women in Love Book Description :

The first critical edition of The First 'Women in Love'.

America s First Women Philosophers Book PDF

America s First Women Philosophers

  • Author : Dorothy G. Rogers
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-06-15
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780826440259

America s First Women Philosophers Book Description :

This is the first book about the women of the early American idealist movement in philosophy and a chapter is devoted to the life, practical work, and philosophical ideas of each of them.

Long Armed Ludy and the First Women s Olympics Book PDF

Long Armed Ludy and the First Women s Olympics

  • Author : Jean L. S. Patrick
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781632895776

Long Armed Ludy and the First Women s Olympics Book Description :

Lucile “Ludy” Godbold was six feet tall and skinnier than a Carolina pine and an exceptional athlete. In her final year on the track team at Winthrop College in South Carolina, Ludy tried the shot put and she made that iron ball sail with her long, skinny arms. But when Ludy qualified for the first Women's Olympics in 1922, Ludy had no money to go. Thanks to the help of her college and classmates, Ludy traveled to Paris and won the gold medal with more than a foot to spare. Hooray for Ludy! Based on a true story about a little-known athlete and a unique event in women's sports history.

Sisters of Tomorrow Book PDF

Sisters of Tomorrow

  • Author : Lisa Yaszek
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780819576255

Sisters of Tomorrow Book Description :

Winner of the Susan Koppelman Award (2017) For nearly half a century, feminist scholars, writers, and fans have successfully challenged the notion that science fiction is all about “boys and their toys,” pointing to authors such as Mary Shelley, Clare Winger Harris, and Judith Merril as proof that women have always been part of the genre. Continuing this tradition, Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction offers readers a comprehensive selection of works by genre luminaries, including author C. L. Moore, artist Margaret Brundage, and others who were well known in their day, including poet Julia Boynton Green, science journalist L. Taylor Hansen, and editor Mary Gnaedinger. Providing insightful commentary and context, this anthology documents how women in the early twentieth century contributed to the pulp-magazine community and showcases the content they produced, including short stories, editorial work, illustrations, poetry, and science journalism. Yaszek and Sharp’s critical annotation and author biographies link women’s work in the early science fiction community to larger patterns of feminine literary and cultural production in turn-of-the-twentieth-century America. In a concluding essay, the award-winning author Kathleen Ann Goonan considers such work in relation to the history of women in science and engineering and to the contemporary science fiction community itself.

999 Book PDF


  • Author : Heather Dune Macadam
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780806539379

999 Book Description :

A Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee From acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam, the previously untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked on March 25, 1942 into boarding the train that became the first official transport to Auschwitz. On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women--many of them teenagers--were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reichsmarks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive. The facts of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz are little known, yet profoundly relevant today. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish--but also because they were female. Now acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam reveals their poignant stories, drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulting with historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and women's history.

Lilith  The Legend of the First Woman Revised Book PDF

Lilith The Legend of the First Woman Revised

  • Author : Ada Langworthy Collier
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10-16
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9781773563572

Lilith The Legend of the First Woman Revised Book Description :

Old rabbanic tradition teaches that Eve was not Adam's first wife, rather a mysterious woman named Lilith who was thrown out of Eden before Adam and Eve were. This is a lyrical telling of that legend and what happens to Lilith as she encounters various demons outside the garden and what she says and does to Adam and Eve once they too are thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Now in larger print!

Issues in Feminism Book PDF

Issues in Feminism

  • Author : Sheila Ruth
  • Publisher : Boston : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN : 0395286913

Issues in Feminism Book Description :

Women and Children First Book PDF

Women and Children First

  • Author : Robin Miskolcze
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780803209879

Women and Children First Book Description :

At a crucial time in American history, narratives of women in command or imperiled at sea contributed to the construction of a national rhetoric. Robin Miskolcze makes her case by way of careful readings of images of women at sea before the Civil War in her book Women and Children First. Though the sea has traditionally been interpreted as the province of men, women have gone to sea as mothers, wives, figureheads, and slaves. In fact, in the nineteenth century, women at sea contributed to the formation of an ethics of survival that helped to define American ideals. This study examines, often for the first time, images of women at sea in antebellum narratives ranging from novels and sermons to newspaper accounts and lithographs. Anglo-American women in antebellum sea narratives are often portrayed as models of American ideals derived from women’s seemingly innate Christian self-sacrifice. Miskolcze argues that these ideals, in conjunction with the maritime directive of “women and children first” during sea disasters, in turn defined a new masculine individualism, one that was morally minded, rooted in Christian principles, and dedicated to preserving virtue. Further, Miskolcze contends that without the antebellum sea narratives portraying the Christian self-sacrifice of women, the abolitionist cause would have suffered. African American women appealed to the directive of “women and children first” to make manifest their own womanhood, and by extension, their own humanity.

Women Workers in the First World War Book PDF

Women Workers in the First World War

  • Author : Gail Braybon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-12
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781136248665

Women Workers in the First World War Book Description :

Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women’s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men’s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that women’s position would never be the same again. This book looks at how and why women were employed, and in what ways society’s attitudes towards women workers did or did not change during the war. Contrary to the mythology of the war, which portrayed women as popular workers, rewarded with the vote for their splendid work, the author shows that most employers were extremely reluctant to take on women workers, and remained cynical about their performance. The book considers attitudes towards women’s work as held throughout society. It examines the prejudices of government, trade unions and employers, and considers society’s views about the kinds of work women should be doing, and their "wider role" as the "mothers of the race". First published in 1981, this is an important book for anyone interested in women’s history, or the social history of the twentieth century. Companion volumes, Women Workers in the Second World War by Penny Summerfield, and Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars by Gail Braybon and Penny Summerfield, are also published by Routledge.

Women s Writing on the First World War Book PDF

Women s Writing on the First World War

  • Author : Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature Agnes Cardinal
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 0198122802

Women s Writing on the First World War Book Description :

The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the Wars impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts.This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world, covering every genre of writing about the War from the period 1914 to 1930. Letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts in favour of, or in opposition to, the hostilities, offer an interestingcounterpoint to the novels and short stories through which women sought to encompass the extremes of wartime life as they saw it. This anthology demonstrates how the Great War acted as a catalyst for women writers, enabling them to find a public voice and to assert their own attitude to social andmoral issues.

Globalization  Women  and Health in the Twenty First Century Book PDF

Globalization Women and Health in the Twenty First Century

  • Author : I. Kickbusch
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2005-12-10
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9781403977052

Globalization Women and Health in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

We are still only beginning to understand the increasingly complex set of interdependencies among gender, health and globalization. This book brings together a diverse group of distinguished scholars and activists to explore the new risks and freedoms for men and women in a global society and their health determinants. They map the gendered impact of these processes and present a health landscape that takes us beyond nation states into trans-border flows of capital, people, goods and services. Each chapter begins with a global analysis of specific trends followed by two 'In Perspective' pieces by authors from contrasting disciplines and geographies.

Irish Women in the First World War Era Book PDF

Irish Women in the First World War Era

  • Author : Jennifer Redmond
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781000145083

Irish Women in the First World War Era Book Description :

This book is the first collection of essays to focus exclusively on Irish women’s experiences in the First World War period, 1914-18, across the island of Ireland, contextualising the wartime realities of women’s lives in a changing political landscape. The essays consider experiences ranging from the everyday realities of poverty and deprivation, to the contributions made to the war effort by women through philanthropy and by working directly with refugees. Gendered norms and assumptions about women’s behaviour are critically analysed, from the rhetoric surrounding ‘separation women’ and their use of alcohol, to the navigation of public spaces and the attempts to deter women from perceived immoral behaviour. Political life is also examined by leading scholars in the field, including accounts from women on both sides of the ‘Irish question’ and the impact the war had on their activism and ambitions. Finally, new light is shed on the experiences of women working in munitions factories around Ireland and the complexity of this work in the Irish context is explored. Throughout, it is asserted that while there were many commonalities in women’s experiences throughout the British and Irish Isles at this time, the particular political context of Ireland added a different, and in many respects an unexamined, dimension. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s History Review.