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Gender And The Salem Witchcraft Trials, Josephine Colburn Jan 2012

Gender And The Salem Witchcraft Trials, Josephine Colburn

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The Power Of Virginity: The Political Position And Symbolism Of Ancient Rome’S Vestal Virgin, Kathryn Ann Wagner Jan 2010

The Power Of Virginity: The Political Position And Symbolism Of Ancient Rome’S Vestal Virgin, Kathryn Ann Wagner

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The Vestal virgin has forever been an image of a woman draped in white priestly garments, carrying herself with an air of purity and near divinity. The Vestal's image is one that has captured the imagination of writers, painters, sculptures and scholars for centuries. However this near divine woman is more than what she appears. The Vestal was more than a virgin; she was the daughter, mother and priestess of Rome herself. Behind this "glamorous" image is a strong, influential, pious and powerful woman who has sacrificed her sexuality and familial ties for not just the service of the ...


Voter Registration The Role Of Female Leadership Within The Civil Rights Movement: Septima Clark And Fannie Lou Hamer, Toni Rush Jan 2010

Voter Registration The Role Of Female Leadership Within The Civil Rights Movement: Septima Clark And Fannie Lou Hamer, Toni Rush

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Gender In Colonial America: Women And Witches, Holly Hartman Jan 2009

Gender In Colonial America: Women And Witches, Holly Hartman

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During the late seventeenth & early eighteenth century in Colonial & English America, the roles men expected of women followed a strict guideline. Those guidelines kept women in certain boundaries. Women had no defined legal identity as an individual. Women grew to resent being repressed socially and legally with the constant law changes restricting the liberties permitted to their gender. Their only outlet was gossip, allowing them to have a degree of control over their own lives and the lives of others. The fine nuances found within idealistic womanhood could contribute to the tensions generating suspicions among the female gender. Freedoms of ...