Author: Dale V. Atkins

Publisher: Arbor House Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 173

View: 4686


An exploration of relationships between sisters draws on examples from the seminars conducted by the author throughout the country and deals with topics including competition between sisters and basic family dynamics and sisters' relationships

The Ancestors and Descendants of John Lewis Benson and His Sisters and Brother

A Genealogy and Social History

Author: Ned Harold Benson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467024422

Category: Reference

Page: 500

View: 4499


John Lewis Benson, born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, was an 8th generation descendant of John Benson, who arrived in America at Plymouth Colony on 11 April 1638 on the ship "Confidence." After being reared in Chautauqua County, New York, John Lewis Benson's father, William, took him to Rock Island County, Illinois, following his daughters who had already made the migration. Shortly after reaching his majority, John Lewis Benson went to "Bleeding Kansas" as part of the wave of Abolitionists who sought to "keep Kansas free," which action reflected the devout Puritan Calvinism of his Benson forebears. He enlisted in the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry two months after the first canon was fired on Fort Sumter, and served until the end of the War of Rebellion, being mustered out on 22 June 1865. He then returned to Kansas where he prospered, married, and fathered 5 children. He lost all his worldly possessions due to drought and the economic collapse following The Panic of 1873, and then moved about Kansas seeking a new start. During this difficult period, his wife died, leaving him a widower with 4 children ages 6 to 11. He soon married a divorcee who brought her 3 children, ages 1 to 3, to the marriage. In his second marriage, John Lewis fathered three more children. After the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma Territory were opened for settlement in 1899, John Lewis and his blended family moved there and share-cropped 40 acres southeast of Guthrie, Oklahoma, which he eventually bought. He died on this farm on 23 March 1906. This book by one of his great-grandsons tells the story of his life, the lives of his five sisters and one brother, and their ancestry back to 16th century Oxfordshire, England.


Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736848411

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2172


Describes sisters and some of the activities that they can do together.

Missionary Oblate Sisters

Vision and Mission

Author: Rosa del Carmen Bruno-Jofré

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773529543

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 3504


In an important feminist study, Rosa Bruno-Jofré offers a sensitive and nuanced picture of how a women's organization, the Missionary Oblate Sisters, a bilingual teaching congregation in Manitoba, dealt with both the larger patriarchal structures and the differing views, traditions, and attitudes of Sisters from disparate French Canadian communities in Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the United States.

Shame and Its Sisters

A Silvan Tomkins Reader

Author: Irving E. Alexander

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316947

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 3026


The question of affect is central to critical theory, psychology, politics, and the entire range of the humanities; but no discipline, including psychoanalysis, has offered a theory of affect that would be rich enough to account for the delicacy and power, the evanescence and durability, the bodily rootedness and the cultural variability of human emotion. Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) was one of the most radical and imaginative psychologists of the twentieth century. In Affect, Imagery, Consciousness, a four-volume work published over the last thirty years of his life, Tomkins developed an ambitious theory of affect steeped in cybernetics and systems theory as well as in psychoanalysis, ethology, and neuroscience. The implications of his conceptually daring and phenomenologically suggestive theory are only now—in the context of postmodernism—beginning to be understood. With Shame and Its Sisters, editors Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Adam Frank make available for the first time an engaging and accessible selection of Tomkins's work. Featuring intensive examination of several key affects, particularly shame and anger, this volume contains many of Tomkins's most haunting, diagnostically incisive, and theoretically challenging discussions. An introductory essay by the editors places Tomkins's work in the context of postwar information technologies and will prompt a reexamination of some of the underlying assumptions of recent critical work in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities. The text is also accompanied by a biographical sketch of Tomkins by noted psychologist Irving E. Alexander, Tomkins's longtime friend and collaborator.

The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

Pioneers for Woman's [sic] Rights and Abolition

Author: Gerda Lerner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195106032

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 1335


The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke encountered many obstacles in pursuing their anti-slavery work, the least of which was their gender. Women's historian Gerda Lerner tells the compelling story of these determined sisters and the contributions they made to the anti-slavery and women's rights movements.

Sisters in the Struggle

African American Women in the Civil Rights-black Power Movement

Author: Bettye Collier-Thomas,V.P. Franklin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716038

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

View: 3142


Tells the stories and documents the contributions of African American women involved in the struggle for racial and gender equality through the civil rights and black power movements in the United States.

Sisters in Arms

Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia

Author: Jo Ann McNamara,JoAnn Kay McNamara

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674809840

Category: Religion

Page: 751

View: 6196


Provides an account of institutions and structures that have defined and been defined by women in the Catholic Church from its origins

Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers

Women's Roles in New Religions

Author: Susan J. Palmer

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602972

Category: Religion

Page: 287

View: 8067


Explores the role of women in seven unorthodox religious movements in Western culture. Based on interviews and first-hand data, the study illustrates a range of roles: celibate sister, devoted Hindu wife, sexually expressive lover, veiled Nubian bride in polygamy, and asexual shaman.