Eighteen unstoppable women and the quest to become a scholar Award-winning women scholars from nontraditional backgrounds have often negotiated an academic track that leads through figurative–and sometimes literal–minefields. Their life stories offer inspiration but also describe heartrending struggles and daunting obstacles. Reshaping Women’s History presents autobiographical essays by eighteen accomplished scholar-activists who persevered through poverty […]
Please explore these recent publications by CCWH members.
There is increasing interest in the “home front” during the Second World War, including issues such as how people coped with rationing, how women worked to contribute to the war effort, and how civilian morale fluctuated over time. Most studies on this subject are confined to Britain, or to a single other colonial territory, neglecting […]
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens. Long stigmatized as Carl Jung’s hysterical mistress, Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942) was in fact a key figure in the history of psychoanalytic thought. Born into a Russian Jewish family, she was institutionalized at nineteen in Zurich and became Jung’s patient. Spielrein […]
Rethinking the American Labor Movement tells the story of the various groups and incidents that make up what we think of as the “labor movement.” While the efforts of the American labor force towards greater wealth parity have been rife with contention, the struggle has embraced a broad vision of a more equitable distribution of […]
Secondary-level female education played a foundational role in reshaping women’s identity in the New South. Sarah H. Case examines the transformative processes involved at two Georgia schools–one in Atlanta for African American girls and young women, the other in Athens and attended by young white women with elite backgrounds. Focusing on the period between 1880 […]
In 1917, barely into his second term as governor of Texas, James E. Ferguson was impeached, convicted, and removed from office. Impeached provides a new examination of the rise and fall of Ferguson’s political fortunes, offering a focused look at how battles over economic class, academic freedom, women’s enfranchisement, and concentrated political power came to […]