Query: Any examples of women shaming men into political activity...using gender or sexuality to goad men into performing ... men's political duties/responsibilties?
Aristophanes "Lysistrata" (a play)
Bederman, Gail Manliness and Civilization(discussion of Ida B. Wells-Barnett)
"Civilization, the Decline of Middle-class Manliness"; Radical History Review
Botchkareva, Maria and Levine, Issac Don, eds. My Life as Peasant, Exile and Soldier; 1919
Brown, Elsa Barkley Has done research on African American women's political activism in reconstruction south; contact at Michigan U
"Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere: African American Political Life in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom"; Public Culture, vol 7, no. 1; Fall, 1994, 107-146
Clinton, Catherine and Silber, Nina, eds. Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War
Jensen, Kimberly "Minerva on the Field of Mars: American Women, Citizenship, and
Military Service in World War I" Ph.D. dissertation, 1992
Melosh, Barbara Gender and American History Since 1890
Munford, Robert "The Patriots" (a play now published)
PBS Masterpiece Theater "Upstairs, Downstairs" episode dealing with WWI and white feathers
Pope,Jessie "The Call" (a poem ) Published in Scars Upon My Heart; Virago
An anthology of women's World War I poetry
Rable, George Civil Wars
Shakespeare "Lady MacBeth" (a play)
Taylor, Elizabeth The Women Suffrage Movement in Tennessee
Wheeler, Margaret "her new work on women's suffrage in the south"
Also: Inventing the American Woman
Reference to Navajo women exhorting their men to war
Return to H-Women Home Page.