South Asian Migrations in Global History

Author: Neilesh Bose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350124691

Category: History

Page: 280

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This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography. Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system. Centering south Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.
Biographies in the History of Physics

Author: Christian Forstner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030485092

Category: Science

Page: 324

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This book sheds new light on the biographical approach in the history of physics by including the biographies of scientific objects, institutions, and concepts. What is a biography? Can biographies also be written for non-human subjects like scientific instruments, institutions or concepts? The respective chapters of this book discuss these controversial questions using examples from the history of physics. By approaching biography as metaphor, it transcends the boundaries between various perspectives on the history of physics, and enriches our grasp of the past.
New Directions in Queer Oral History

Author: Clare Summerskill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000569261

Category: History

Page: 244

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This comprehensive international collection reflects on the practice, purpose, and functionality of queer oral history, and in doing so demonstrates the vibrancy and innovation of this rapidly evolving field. Drawing on the roots of oral history’s original commitment to "history from " queer oral history has become an indispensable methodology at the heart of queer studies. Expanding and extending the existing canon, this book offers up key observations about queer oral history as a methodology, and how it might be advanced through cutting edge approaches. The collection contains a mix of contributions from established scholars, early career researchers, postgraduate students, archivists, and activists, ensuring its accessibility and wide appeal. The go-to reference for queer oral history for scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and community-engaged practitioners, New Directions in Queer Oral History advances rigorous methodological and theoretical debates and constitutes a significant intervention in the world of oral history.
Women in World History: v. 1: Readings from Prehistory to 1500

Author: Sarah Shaver Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451853

Category: History

Page: 270

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Presenting selected histories in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, this work discusses: political and economic issues; marriage practices, motherhood and enslavement; and religious beliefs and spiritual development. Famous women, including Hatshepsut, Hortensia, Aisha, Hildegard of Bingen and Sei Shonangan, are discussed as well as lesser known and anonymous women. Both primary and secondary source readings are included.
Public History, Private Stories

Author: Graziella Parati

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816626069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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In this important volume, Graziella Parati examines the ways in which Italian women writers articulate their identities through autobiography - a public act that is also the creation of a private life. Considering autobiographical writings by five women writers from the seventeenth century to the present, Parati draws important connections between self-writing and the debate over women's roles, both traditional and transgressive. Parati considers the first prose autobiography written by an Italian woman - Camilla Faa Gonzaga's 1622 memoir - as her beginning point, citing it as a central "pre-text". Parati then examines the autobiographies of Enif Robert, Fausta Cialente, Rita Levi Montalcini, and Luisa Passerini. Through her discussion of these women's writings, she demonstrates the complex negotiations over identity contained within them, negotiations that challenge dichotomies between male and female, maternal and paternal, and private and public. Public History, Private Stories is a compelling exploration of the disparate identities created by these women through the act of writing autobiography.
Chemistry Was Their Life

Author: Marelene F. Rayner-Canham

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 9781860949876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 561

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British chemistry has traditionally been depicted as a solely male endeavour. However, this perspective is untrue: the allure of chemistry has attracted women since the earliest times. Despite the barriers placed in their path, women studied academic chemistry from the 1880s onwards and made interesting or significant contributions to their fields, yet they are virtually absent from historical records.Comprising a unique set of biographies of 141 of the 896 known women chemists from 1880 to 1949, this work attempts to address the imbalance by showcasing the determination of these women to survive and flourish in an environment dominated by men. Individual biographical accounts interspersed with contemporary quotes describe how women overcame the barriers of secondary and tertiary education, and of admission to professional societies. Although these women are lost to historical records, they are brought together here for the first time to show that a vibrant culture of female chemists did indeed exist in Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A Time for Love: Four Historical Romance Novellas

Author: Doreen Milstead

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387203932

Category: Fiction


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The Smallest of the Orphans - A destitute woman in New York gives birth to a tiny baby and the orphanage there is unsure of the newborn’s survival. After feeling that it’s the baby’s only chance for a good life, a friend of the orphanage takes the baby out to Indiana for adoption by a childless couple PLUS Trying For a Third Chance at Love - A woman from England decides to head for the Canadian Yukon to become a mail order bride to a man living in a tiny town PLUS Walking To the Six Gun Samurai - A cowboy with a ranch in Arizona sends for a mail order bride who arrives early and not realizing that his ranch is many miles away from the railway station, she sets out walking, and halfway there meets a stranger on horseback who is dressed in an unfamiliar style and carries guns and two swords in his belt PLUS The Crooked Tree In The Back Yard, is about a family moving to Oregon to get a fresh start after the mom’s divorce.