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Women's History Month 2017: A Bibliography

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Thank you so much for joining me for this month long look at our World War I era female ancestors. I hope you found something of use and are inspired to tell the story of your female ancestor's  lives. Below is a bibliography for additional resources and history.


Brown, Carrie. Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2002.

Brown, Nikki L. M. Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to the New Deal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Early, Frances H, and Frances H. Early. A World Without War: How U.S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Gavin, Lettie. American Women in World War I: They Also Served. Niwot, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 1997.

Graham, John W. The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s: Overseas Grave Visitations by Mothers and Widows of Fallen U.S. World War I Soldiers. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2005.

Greenwald, Maurine W. Women, War, and Work: The Impact of World War I on Women Workers in the United States. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Hall, Margaret, Margaret R. Higonnet, and Susan Solomon. Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall. , 2014.

Hayden-Smith, Rose. Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.

Haytock, Jennifer A. At Home, at War: Domesticity and World War I in American Literature. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003.

Higonnet, Margaret R. Lines of Fire: Women Writers of World War I. New York, N.Y: Plume, 1999.

Jensen, Kimberly. Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Kennedy, Kathleen. Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Schneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider. Into the Breach: American Women Overseas in World War I. New York: Viking, 1991.

Steinson, Barbara J. American Women's Activism in World War I. New York: Garland Pub, 1982.

Thom, Deborah. Nice Girls and Rude Girls: Women Workers in World War I. London: New York, 1998.



Women's History Month 2017: 1920 Census


By 1920 the Great War was over and life was getting back to normal. Change was in the air and the Roaring 20's were on the horizon.

The 1920 US Census provides a look at our ancestor's life after the war and provides the opportunity to better understand their place in time.

I realize all family historians have used the 1920 census but I urge you to explore some of the books and websites below that provide analysis of census data. So many times we just use certain records without a full understanding of them. The following should help.


Additional Resources:

Websites
US Census Bureau – 1920 Overview 
US Census Bureau – Census of Population and Housing, 1920
Cyndi’s List – 1920 US Federal Census 
United States Department of Agriculture – 1920 Census Publications
University of Minnesota – Minnesota Population Schedule – 1920 Census: Instructions to Enumerators
Slate The Vault – Vintage Infographics: Where Women Worked In 1920
Facts About Working Women (1925) 
ICPSR – Puerto Rico Census Project , 1920 
Racial Reorganization and the United States Census 1850-1930: Mulattoes, Half-Breeds, Mixed Parentage, Hindoos, and the Mexican Race 
Princeton University Library - The United States Economic Census: 1920s 


Books
The Blind Population of the United States, 1920: A Statistical Analysis of the Data Obtained at the Fourteenth Decennial Census. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off, 1928.

Carpenter, Niles. Immigrants and Their Children, 1920: A Study Based on Census Statistics Relative to the Foreign Born and the Native White of Foreign or Mixed Parentage. Washington: Govt. Print. Off, 1927.

Goldenweiser, E A, and Leon E. Truesdell. Farm Tenancy in the United States: An Analysis of the Results of the 1920 Census Relative to Farms Classified by Tenure Supplemented by Pertinent Data from Other Sources. Washington: G.P.O, 1924.

Hill, Joseph A. Women in Gainful Occupations, 1870 to 1920: A Study of the Trend of Recent Changes in the Numbers, Occupational Distribution, and Family Relationship of Women Reported in the Census As Following a Gainful Occupation. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Office, 1929.

Women's History Month 2017: Suffrage

Life, July 1915
What does having full citizenship mean? For family historians, a woman's lack of full citizenship can mean fewer records for documenting female ancestors. In the years after  the Great War, women were still fighting for their citizenship rights including the right to vote.

The fight for the right to vote had been a long battle. Women had  been fighting for suffrage (since at least 1848) and after all they did for the war effort, support for their cause increased. But, there was still some more fighting to be done.

A look at the fight for suffrage in the few years after the war until women were granted the right to vote could be covered in a book or movie (and it has). Suffice it to say that US women gained the national right to vote in 1920 with the passing of the 19th amendment. However, women in US territories didn't get the vote until later (For example, some Puerto Rican women received the right to vote in 1929 and full suffrage was granted in 1935).Women in the UK received partial suffrage in 1918 (they had to be 30 years of age and either have property or university degree) and full suffrage in 1928. Starting in 1916 and continuing until 1940 women in Canada started voting depending on the Province they lived in (and various qualifications).

An important aspect of researching a female ancestor in this time period should be learning more about voting rights where she lived and extant voting records.


  • When was the first election your female ancestor voted in? Was it a local or national election?
  • Do you have any home sources that suggest membership in a Suffrage (or Anti-Suffrage) organization?


Additional Resources:
Gena's Genealogy - Women's History Month 2015: Women's Suffrage
Gena's Genealogy - Women's History Month 2016: Tip #17 When Did She Vote?
National Women's History Museum - Reforming Their World: Women in the Progressive Era

Women's History Month 2017: Influenza


Influenza! How to avoid it! How to care for those who have it! ... What to do until the doctor comes! / Oakland Health Dept., Vault B-168, courtesy, California Historical Society, Vault_B-168.jpg. https://flic.kr/p/itmLN2


I had a little bird
Its name was Enza
I opened the window
And in-flu-enza

According to Flu.gov, the Spanish flu of 1918 killed “an approximate 50 million people, nearly 675,000 in the United States alone. 20%-40% of the worldwide population grew ill.”

“Illness from the 1918 flu pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, came on quickly. Some people felt fine in the morning but died by nightfall. People who caught the Spanish flu but did not die from it often died from complications caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia.” Mortality rates among healthy adults between the ages of 20-50 were the highest.

How did the Influenza pandemic of 1918 affect your family? Did your family have a soldier who died from the flu? What about those on the home front? Local newspapers will tell the story of how bad the flu was in your ancestor's community. Everyone knew someone with the flu and precautions became an everyday part of life. Avoiding group settings and wearing masks became routine. 

Have you thought about telling your family's influenza story?



Timeline
March 11, 1918     In the morning, a soldier at Fort Riley, Kansas reports of having fever, sore throat, and headache. By noon that day 100 soldiers are ill. By the end of the week 500.*

September 28, 1918  First Alabama case reported in Huntsville.**

October 13 1918   Huntsville, Alabama left with one pharmacist and no physicians because of the flu**

October 31, 1918   “The crime rate in Chicago drops by 43 percent. Authorities attributed the drop to the toll that influenza was taking on the city’s potential lawbreakers.”*

December 4, 1918   An estimated 300,000 to 350,000 civilian deaths can be attributed to the influenza and pneumonia since September 15. The War Department indicates 20,000 soldiers have died from the epidemic.*

1919 The epidemic continues.*


Additional Resources:
Websites

Alabama Public Health – 1918 Influenza in Alabama Timeline 
American Red Cross – Red Cross Response To One Of The Biggest Disease Outbreaks In History                                                                    
Flu.gov – Pandemic Flu History                                                        
InfluenzaEncyclopedia                                                                           
Iowa Pathways – The Great Flu 
Vermont Historical Society – The 1918 Flu Epidemic 

Books

Barry, John M. The Great Influenza:The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. New York:Penguin Books, 2005.

Crosby, Alfred W. America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918. New York:Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Collier, Richard. The Plague of the Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919. London:Macmillan, 1974.

Kolata, Gina. Flu:The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It. New York:Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.

Phillips, Howard and Killingray, David (eds). The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19:New Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2003.



*“Timeline: Influenza Across America 1918,” American Experience (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/influenza/: accessed 2 November 2016).
**“1918 Influenza in Alabama Timeline,” Alabama Public Health (http://www.adph.org/pandemicflu/index.asp?id=1380: accessed 2 November 2016).

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Hello Gena, Thanks for trying to address my email issue. When I click settings...Profile...change email, it gives me a link to click on in my new email. when I do click on it, it takes me to my page. when I re-enter my profile the old address is still there

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Hi!  I tried emailing you about the possibility of starting a new chat, but it bounced and said your box was full.  When you have some space in your email, could you email me freeaainnc@ncalhn.org?  Thanks!
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Check out Monica Diesma posting the same message to many people, I think it is spam to get in contact with people. Jim.

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Thanks for the comment and encouragement Gena.  This is a wonderful site.  I have to confess that I feel a bit overwhelmed.  Trying to find the right pedagogy to learn this has left me feeling like a deer looking at an oncoming car at night with bright headlights on.   Larry
At 11:16am on February 9, 2011, Ellen Healy said…
Gena, So glad to see you here again. I didn't know you had been gone until it was mentioned one night on the chat. Good news!!!
At 8:26pm on November 10, 2010, Ellen Healy said…
Hi, Gena, I really love the lists of sites you have been posting in the newsletter. They are very helpful, and I just copied the ones from todays' newsletter on military records. One question I have is do you know of any good sites where records of the Spanish-American War are listed?
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