The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

A Novel

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Author: William Klaber

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867957

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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At a time when women did not commonly travel unescorted, carry a rifle, sit down in bars, or have romantic liaisons with other women, Lucy Lobdell boldly set forth to earn men's wages. Lucy Lobdell did all of these things in a personal quest to work and be paid, to wear what she wanted, and love whomever she cared to. But to gain those freedoms she had to endure public scorn and wrestle with a sexual identity whose vocabulary had yet to be invented. In this riveting historical novel set in upstate New York in the 19th century, William Klaber captures the life of a brave woman who saw well beyond her era. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell is the fictionalized account of Lucy's foray into the world of men and her inward journey to a new sexual identity. It is her promised memoir as hear and recorded a century later by William Klaber, an upstream neighbor. Meticulously researched and told with compassion and respect, this is historical fiction at its best.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

A Novel

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Author: William Klaber

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250061873

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In 1855, Lucy Lobdell—on a personal quest to work and earn men's wages, to wear what she wants and to love whomever she cares to—discovers that to gain the freedoms she desires, she must endure public scorn and wrestle with a sexual identity whose vocabulary has yet to be invented. Discussion guide available online.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

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Author: William Klaber

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 1608325628

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Presents a fictionalized account of the life of Lucy Ann Lobdell, who, during the nineteenth century, wore men's clothes and lived as a man.

Lucy

A Novel

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Author: Jamaica Kincaid

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466828854

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.

"A Strange Sort of Being"

The Transgender Life of Lucy Ann / Joseph Israel Lobdell, 1829-1912

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Author: Bambi L. Lobdell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648845X

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"After leaving home, Lucy Ann Lobdell moved to the frontier, married a woman, and lived for sixty years as a man named "Joe." Although twentieth-century scholars have labeled her a lesbian, this study incorporates queer theory, analysis of stories about Lucy and Joe, and Lobdell's own writings to reveal that he was actually a transgendered man"--Provided by publisher.

The Whip

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Author: Karen Kondazian

Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1601823037

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.

The Vagabond

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Author: Colette

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120759

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A vivid portrait of Parisian music hall life, this 1910 novel reflects the adventures of the author of Gigi as a dancer as well as her struggles balancing respectability and freedom.

Shadow Play

The Murder of Robert F. Kennedy, the Trial of Sirhan Sirhan, and the Failure of American Justice

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Author: William Klaber,Philip Melanson

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312153984

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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Traces the death of Robert F. Kennedy, raising questions about coerced testimony and other issues

Chasing the Milky Way

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Author: Erin E. Moulton

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN: 0399164499

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 283

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Dreaming of escaping her trailer-park life and becoming a scientist, Lucy builds a robot that she hopes will help her win money for college, an ambition that is challenged by her mother's mental illness. Simultaneous eBook.

Local Souls

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Author: Allan Gurganus

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871407272

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“This book underscores what we have long known—Gurganus stands among the best writers of our time.” —Ann Patchett Through memorable language and bawdy humor, Gurganus returns to his mythological Falls, North Carolina, home of Widow. This first work in a decade offers three novellas mirroring today’s face-lifted South, a zone revolutionized around freer sexuality, looser family ties, and superior telecommunications, yet it celebrates those locals who have chosen to stay local. In doing so, Local Souls uncovers certain old habits—adultery, incest, obsession—still very much alive in our New South, a "Winesburg, Ohio" with high-speed Internet. Wells Tower says of Gurganus, "No living writer knows more about how humans matter to each other." Such ties of love produce hilarious, if wrenching, complications: "Fear Not" gives us a banker's daughter seeking the child she was forced to surrender when barely fifteen, only to find an adult rescuer she might have invented. In "Saints Have Mothers," a beloved high school valedictorian disappears during a trip to Africa, granting her ambitious mother a postponed fame that turns against her. And in a dramatic "Decoy," the doctor-patient friendship between two married men breaks toward desire just as a biblical flood shatters their neighborhood and rearranges their fates. Gurganus finds fresh pathos in ancient tensions: between marriage and Eros, parenthood and personal fulfillment. He writes about erotic hunger and social embarrassment with Twain's knife-edged glee. By loving Falls, Gurganus dramatizes the passing of Hawthorne’s small-town nation into those Twitter-nourished lives we now expect and relish. Four decades ago, John Cheever pronounced Allan Gurganus "the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation." Local Souls confirms Cheever’s prescient faith. It deepens the luster of Gurganus’s reputation for compassion and laughter. His black comedy leaves us with lasting affection for his characters and the aching aftermath of human consequences. Here is a universal work about a village.

The Walking People

A Novel

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Author: Mary Beth Keane

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547394367

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A “beautifully crafted” novel of two sisters’ lives, spanning from 1950s Ireland to modern-day America (Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin). Greta Cahill never believed she would leave her village in west Ireland. Yet one day she found herself on a ship bound for New York, along with her sister, Johanna, and a boy named Michael Ward, a son of itinerant tinkers. Back home, her family hadn’t expressed much confidence in her abilities, but Greta discovers that in America she can fall in love, earn a living, and build a life. She longs to return and show her family what she has made of herself—but that could mean revealing a secret about her past to her children. So she carefully keeps her life in New York separate from the life she once loved in Ireland, torn from the people she is closest to. Decades later, she discovers that her children, with the best of intentions, have conspired to unite the worlds she has so painstakingly kept apart. And though the Ireland of her memory may bear little resemblance to that of present day, she fears it is still possible to lose all . . . “A compelling drama of transatlantic Irish life.” —Billy Collins “Marries a deliciously old-fashioned style of storytelling with a fresh take on the immigrant experience . . . A warm, involving family drama.” —Booklist

The Original 1982

A Novel

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Author: Lori Carson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062245309

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The Original 1982 is the wise and memorable debut novel of love, regret, music, and motherhood, by singer and songwriter Lori Carson of the Golden Palominos. It’s 1982, and Lisa is a 24-year-old waitress in New York City, an aspiring singer/songwriter, and girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, she makes a decision, almost without thinking about it. But what if what if her decision had been different? In a new 1982, Lisa chooses differently. Her career takes another direction. She becomes a mother. She loves differently—yet some things remain the same. Alternating between two very different possibilities, The Original 1982 is a novel about how the choices we make affect the people we become—and about how the people we are affect the choices we make.

Doctor Wore Petticoats

Women Physicians of the Old West

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Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762751878

Category: History

Page: 144

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"No women need apply." Western towns looking for a local doctor during the frontier era often concluded their advertisements in just that manner. Yet apply they did. And in small towns all over the west, highly trained women from medical colleges in the East took on the post of local doctor to great acclaim. These women changed the lives of the patients they came in contact with, as well as their own lives, and helped write the history of the West. In this new book, author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into the fascinating lives of ten of these amazing women.

Out of Print

Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

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Author: George Brock

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities. In Out of Print George Brock guides readers through the history, present state and future of journalism, highlighting how and why journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands and opportunities of new conditions. He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age.

Intimate Matters

A History of Sexuality in America, Third Edition

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Author: John D'Emilio,Estelle B. Freedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226923819

Category: History

Page: 560

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As the first full-length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offered trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans from colonial times to the present. Now, twenty-five years after its first publication, this groundbreaking classic is back in a crucial and updated third edition. With new and extended chapters, D’Emilio and Freedman give us an even deeper understanding of how sexuality has dramatically influenced politics and culture throughout our history and into the present. Hailed by critics for its comprehensive approach and noted by the US Supreme Court in the landmark Laurence v. Texas ruling, this expanded new edition of Intimate Matters details the changes in sexuality and the ongoing growth of individual freedoms in the United States through meticulous research and lucid prose. Praise for earlier editions “The book John D’Emilio co-wrote with Estelle B. Freedman, Intimate Matters, was cited by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when, writing for a majority of court on July 26, he and his colleagues struck down a Texas law criminalizing sodomy. The decision was widely hailed as a victory for gay rights—and it derived in part, according to Kennedy's written comments, from the information he gleaned from this book.”—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune “Fascinating. . . . D’Emilio and Freedman marshal their material to chart a gradual but decisive shift in the way Americans have understood sex and its meaning in their lives.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review “With comprehensiveness and care . . . D’Emilio and Freedman have surveyed the sexual patterns for an entire nation across four centuries.” —Martin Bauml Duberman, Nation

Defiant Brides

The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

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Author: Nancy Rubin Stuart

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080700118X

Category: History

Page: 264

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The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts and political intrigues prompted her to conspire with her treasonous husband against George Washington and the American Revolution. In spite of her commendable efforts to rehabilitate her husband’s name, Peggy Shippen continues to be remembered as a traitor bride. Peggy’s patriotic counterpart was Lucy Flucker, the spirited and voluptuous brunette, who in 1774 defied her wealthy Tory parents by marrying a poor Boston bookbinder simply for love. When her husband, Henry Knox, later became a famous general in the American Revolutionary War, Lucy faithfully followed him through Washington’s army camps where she birthed and lost babies, befriended Martha Washington, was praised for her social skills, and secured her legacy as an admired patriot wife. And yet, as esteemed biographer Nancy Rubin Stuart reveals, a closer look at the lives of both spirited women reveals that neither was simply a “traitor” or “patriot.” In Defiant Brides, the first dual biography of both Peggy Shippen Arnold and Lucy Flucker Knox, Stuart has crafted a rich portrait of two rebellious women who defied expectations and struggled—publicly and privately—in a volatile political moment in early America. Drawing from never-before-published correspondence, Stuart traces the evolution of these women from passionate teenage brides to mature matrons, bringing both women from the sidelines of history to its vital center. Readers will be enthralled by Stuart’s dramatic account of the epic lives of these defiant brides, which begin with romance, are complicated by politics, and involve spies, disappointments, heroic deeds, tragedies, and personal triumphs.

The Resilient Woman

Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

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Author: Patricia O'Gorman

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 075731709X

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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"The Resilient Woman brings together many effective theories on empowerment, parenting, self-esteem, self-care, and independence to provide a guidebook for woman of any age. Understanding and getting past the fear of releasing old ways of being opens the door to a future based on what really matters to you. As you discover ways to build your life from a foundation that is uniquely your own, you will release the dreams and hopes of the past that caused pain and failure."--Amazon.