Their Sisters Keepers

This study of prison reform adds a new chapter to the history of women's struggle for justice in America

Author: Estelle B. Freedman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472080520

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This study of prison reform adds a new chapter to the history of women's struggle for justice in America

No Sister s Keeper

Autlike gender roles were part of the Kinship's past, but the Cleave was reviving the trend, calling their settlements clans, and their sisters keepers or thralls depending on their station. Creiloff thought that Alexandrous was ...

Author: Jeanne G'Fellers

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 9781594939099

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In a society divided by birth, upbringing, education and status, young Chandrey Brava is raised in a conservative sect, but leaves home at sixteen for the Taelach Training Grounds. Naïve and used to harsh discipline, she doesn’t recognize that Cancelynn Creiloff is playing with her heart. Seeing Cance through a serious injury, Chandrey follows her to the Cleave, a sharply fundamental group being eroded from within by those who welcome the servitude of thralls. Cance’s increasingly vicious treatment of Chandrey raises eyebrows, but no more. Only her family can liberate her, unless she finds allies within the Cleave. There may be one Taelach who can help her: the mysterious Belsas Exzal. Bravery, resilience and stoic resistance are the hallmarks of this prequel to the award-winning No Sister of Mine.

Our Sisters Keepers

lustrate the extent to which women writers attempted to embrace the romantic individual, while continually engaging the needs of their poorer sisters—that is, becoming theirsisters' keepers.” The result is a genre that needs to be ...

Author: Jill Bergman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817351939

Category: History

Page: 299

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American culture has long had a conflicted relationship with assistance to the poor. Cotton Mather and John Winthrop were staunch proponents of Christian charity as fundamental to colonial American society, while transcendentalists harbored deep skepticism towards benevolence in favor of Emersonian self-reliance and Thoreau’s insistence on an ascetic life. Women in the 19th century, as these essays show, approached issues of benevolence far differently than their male counterparts, consistently promoting assistance to the impoverished, in both their acts and their writings. These essays address a wide range of subjects: images of the sentimental seamstress figure in women’s fiction; Rebecca Harding Davis’s rewriting of the “industrial” novel; Sarah Orne Jewett’s place in the transcendental tradition of skepticism toward charity, and her subversion of it; the genre of the poorhouse narrative; and the philanthropic work and writings of Hull House founder Jane Addams. As the editors of Our Sisters’ Keepers argue, the vulnerable and marginal positions occupied by many women in the 19th century fostered an empathetic sensitivity in them to the plight of the poor, and their ability to act and write in advocacy of the impoverished offered a form of empowerment not otherwise available to them. The result was the reformulation of the concept of the American individual. Contributors include: Jill Bergman, Debra Bernardi, Sarah E. Chinn, Monika Elbert, Lori Merish, Terry D. Novak, James Salazar, Mary Templin, Karen Tracey, Whitney A. Womack

Their Sisters Keepers

Unlike traditional studies, Marilynn Wood Hill's account of prostitution's positive attractions, as well as its negative aspects, gives a fresh perspective to this much-discussed occupation.

Author: Marilynn Wood Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004085705

Category: History

Page: 434

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This intimate study of prostitutes in New York City during the mid-nineteenth century reveals these women in an entirely new light. Unlike traditional studies, Marilynn Wood Hill's account of prostitution's positive attractions, as well as its negative aspects, gives a fresh perspective to this much-discussed occupation. Using a wealth of primary source material, from tax and court records to brothel guidebooks and personal correspondence, Hill shows the common concerns prostitutes shared with women outside the "profession." As mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, trapped by circumstances, they sought a way to create a life and work culture for themselves and those they cared about. By the 1830s prostitution in New York was no longer hidden. Though officially outside the law, it was well integrated into the city's urban life. Hill documents the discrimination and legal harassment prostitutes suffered, and shows how they asserted their rights to protect themselves and their property. Although their occupation was frequently degrading and dangerous, it offered economic and social opportunities for many of its practitioners. Women controlled the prostitution business until about 1870, and during this period female employers and their employees often achieved economic goals not generally available to other working women. While examining aspects of prostitution that benefited women, Hill's vivid portrayal also makes evident the hardships that prostitutes endured. What emerges is a fully rounded study that will be welcomed by many readers. This intimate study of prostitutes in New York City during the mid-nineteenth century reveals these women in an entirely new light. Unlike traditional studies, Marilynn Wood Hill's account of prostitution's positive attractions, as well as its negative aspects, gives a fresh perspective to this much-discussed occupation. Using a wealth of primary source material, from tax and court records to brothel guidebooks and personal correspondence, Hill shows the common concerns prostitutes shared with women outside the "profession." As mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, trapped by circumstances, they sought a way to create a life and work culture for themselves and those they cared about. By the 1830s prostitution in New York was no longer hidden. Though officially outside the law, it was well integrated into the city's urban life. Hill documents the discrimination and legal harassment prostitutes suffered, and shows how they asserted their rights to protect themselves and their property. Although their occupation was frequently degrading and dangerous, it offered economic and social opportunities for many of its practitioners. Women controlled the prostitution business until about 1870, and during this period female employers and their employees often achieved economic goals not generally available to other working women. While examining aspects of prostitution that benefited women, Hill's vivid portrayal also makes evident the hardships that prostitutes endured. What emerges is a fully rounded study that will be welcomed by many readers.

Endless Crusade

Freedman , Their Sisters'Keepers , 132 , 133 ; Rafter , Partial Justice , 65-66 . Eventually women convicted of felonies were taken to Bedford Hills . See Proceedings of the American Prison Association , Annual Congress , 1913 , 285.

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195358483

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book examines the lives and careers of four American women--Sophonisba Breckinridge, Edith Abbott, Katharine Bement Davis, and Frances Kellor--who played decisive roles in early twentieth-century reform crusades. Breckinridge and Abbott used their educations in political science and political economy to expose the tragic conditions endured by the urban poor. Davis became the first superintendent of the New York State Reformatory at Bedford Hills and was a leading figure in prison reform. Kellor's sociological training gained her admittance to the smoke-filled rooms of national party politics and eventually to a high-ranking position in the Progressive Party. In Endless Crusade, Fitzpatrick follows these four women from their collective experience as University of Chicago graduate students at the turn of the century to their extraordinary careers as early-twentieth-century social activists, exploring the impact of their academic training and their experiences as professional women on issues ranging from prison reform to Progressive Party politics. Fitzpatrick examines how each woman struggled, in various settings, to promote effective social reform. Their shared commitment to social knowledge and social change, she shows, helped to shape the character of early-twentieth-century reform.

My Sister s Keeper

Kate is the first to slip into her seat. “Hey baby,” I say, squeezing her hand. When she smiles at me, it doesn't reach her eyes. “What have you been up to?” She pushes her beans around her plate. “Saving Third World countries, ...

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743488815

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this powerful family drama that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate—a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister—and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister’s Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

The Trials of Nina McCall

At trial, her mother noted that McCall worked as an eighteen-year-old but did not mention her working any earlier. ... Estelle Freedman, Their Sisters'Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830–1930 (Ann Arbor: University of ...

Author: Scott W. Stern

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807042762

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, a government program to regulate women’s bodies and sexuality—and how they fought back—told through the lens of one of its survivors “A consistently surprising page-turner . . . a brilliant study of the way social anxieties have historically congealed in state control over women’s bodies and behavior.”—New York Times Book Review Nina McCall was one of many women unfairly imprisoned by the United States government throughout the twentieth century. Tens, probably hundreds, of thousands of women and girls were locked up—usually without due process—simply because officials suspected these women were prostitutes, carrying STIs, or just “promiscuous.” This discriminatory program, dubbed the “American Plan,” lasted from the 1910s into the 1950s, implicating a number of luminaries, including Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Earl Warren, and even Eliot Ness, while laying the foundation for the modern system of women’s prisons. In some places, vestiges of the Plan lingered into the 1960s and 1970s, and the laws that undergirded it remain on the books to this day. Nina McCall’s story provides crucial insight into the lives of countless other women incarcerated under the American Plan. Stern demonstrates the pain and shame felt by these women and details the multitude of mortifications they endured, both during and after their internment. Yet thousands of incarcerated women rioted, fought back against their oppressors, or burned their detention facilities to the ground; they jumped out of windows or leapt from moving trains or scaled barbed-wire fences in order to escape. And, as Nina McCall did, they sued their captors. In an age of renewed activism surrounding harassment, health care, prisons, women’s rights, and the power of the state, this virtually lost chapter of our history is vital reading.

Understanding the Deep Thoughts of God

The need could be emotional support, comfort, and a hand to one of their teens. Let me show a couple of stories of some people in the bible and on earth who are their brother's and their sister's keeper. In the book of Genesis there was ...

Author: Marie F. Exil

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781609570026

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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CAN WE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE DEEP THOUGHTS OF GOD? No one knows the thoughts of God. His spirit can reveal to us the deep thoughts of God through His words. We see in1st Corinthians 2:11 that no man knows the thoughts of a man, except the spirit of the man which is in him, even so, no one knows the thoughts of God, except the spirit of God. This 11 chapter of this book will help you recognize that God has good thoughts for each one of us. The plan God has for us is not to harm us, but to give us hope and a future. AUTHOR'S PROFILE: Marie F. Exil, author of "Women Freedom is Yours," is a mother of 4 children and a step son: four boys and a girl, and grand mother of one girl. Marie attended Evangelical Charismatic church in Brighton, MA, where she has learned about God's words. Marie is a member of Life Link Church in Arizona. Marie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 17. Marie had also worked as a volunteer for Stepping Stone for All in Massachusetts from 1995-2003, an organization helping women and family, where they're demonstrated needs spiritually, financially, mentally. In 2001, Marie was part of a team "Stepping and Stone for All" who traveled to Nigeria to assist, teach, and witness the words of God to prostitutes. Marie is a member and founder of "Women helping women for Christ" in Arizona. Marie is from Haiti. Marie immigrated into the United States in 1980. She resided in Brooklyn, NY, with her parents Pierre Andre, and Veronique Exil. Marie attended South Shore High School in Brooklyn, NY. Marie obtained a Bachelor Degree of General Studies in Human Studies from the University of Rhode Island.

Ebony

"The latest thing," laughs Sylvia White as she tries a new hairdo on her little "sister," Verda Lax, 10. Kansas State Community Sisters ... THEIR SISTERS' KEEPERS MANHATTAN, Kan., might be called a typical Midwestern college community.

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.