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Hiller, Cheryl P. "She Was Only One Among the 219 Men." Faculty Voice 8 (March 1994): 2-3.
Annotation / Notes: Lawyer Vivian Simpson.
Hiller, Cheryl P. A History of the Maryland Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., 1929-1980. College Park, MD: The Federation, 1986.
Hood, Margaret School. Margaret School Hood Diary, 1851-1861. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992.
Jabour, Anya. "'It Will Never Do For Me to be Married': The Life of Laura Wirt Randall, 1803-1833." Journal of the Early Republic 17 (1997): 193-236.
Jabour, Anya. Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: In the early American Republic the beau ideal was in vogue. It called for companionate marriage characterized by egalitarian, loving relations between husband and wife whose mutual happiness was foremost. Unfortunately, other ideologies prevented the reaalization of the beau ideal. Men pursued the cult of the self-made man, and women found value in the cult of domesticity (true womanhood) which stressed women's duties in the home and rebuked the male dominated public sphere. The Wirts wanted the beau ideal, but separate duties, often in separate locales, undermined their efforts.
Keisman, Jennifer. "The Platers and Sotterley." Chronicles of St. Mary's 43 (Winter 1995): 81-91.
Kercheval, Nancy. "Anne Oakley's Life in Cambridge." Annapolis 7 (June 1993): 12A-15A.
King, Greg. The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1999.
King, Martha Joanne. Making an Impression: Women Printers in the Southern Colonies in the Revolutionary Era. Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary, 1992.
Lee, Byron A. "Through Memory's Golden Lens: Two Little Girls." Anne Arundel County History Notes 30 (July 1999): 1-2, 11.
Leggett, Bill. "Great by any Measure: Julie Krone." Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred (September/October 1993): 12-17.
Loker, Aleck. "Margaret Brent: Attorney, Adventurer, & Suffragette." Chronicles of St. Mary's 46 (Winter 1998): 317-31.
Loker, William Aleck, Jr., ed. "Excerpts from a Teenager's Diary." Chronicles of St. Mary's 44 (Winter 1996): 180-86.
McCreesh, Carolyn. On the Picket Line: Militant Women Campaign to Organize Garment Workers, 1880-1917. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1975.
McDonald, Patricia Ann. Baltimore Women, 1870-1900. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Baltimore women in the late nineteenth century bore much responsibility for their own well being. Material conditions for women did not improve significantly, and women increasingly contributed to the family income. Irish women improved their economic condition the most. German and native born women dropped a little, and black women faired poorly due to "occupational immobility" and other factors. Upper middle class reformers fought for improved opportunities and services for less advantaged women.
McNeil, Betty Ann, D.C., ed. "The Journal of Mother Rose White: The Earliest History of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's Emmitsburg, Maryland." Vincentian Heritage 18 (1997): 19-56.
Marks, Bayly Ellen, ed. "Correspondence of Anna Briggs Bentley from Columbiana County, 1826." Ohio History 78 (1969): 38-45.
Martin, Edward A. "H.L. Mencken and Equal Rights for Women." Georgia Review 35 (Spring 1981): 65-76.
Annotation / Notes: Mencken has wrongly been stereotyped as a male chauvinist. He consistently supported female suffrage and respected intelligent, independent women. In his writings he often posed as being anti-feminist in order to attack convention. For Mencken, society should be a group of individuals who thought for themselves, and "women were to be equals to men as individuals in such a society" (76). Interestingly, Mencken was Victorian in his personal life, prefering his women to be genteel and chaste.
Meyers, Debra. "The Civic Lives of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 94 (Fall 1999): 309-27.
Annotation / Notes: Finds that white women in seventeenth century Maryland were active participants in the public sphere. Legal records show that women from all socio-economic levels acted as lawyers, executors of wills, jurors, and litigants. They had recognized legal status and were responsible for their own financial and moral actions. Other records reveal that women served as religious educators, owned property, and managed plantations and other commerical enterprises.
Meyers, Debra A. Religion, Women and the Family in Maryland, 1634-1713. Ph.D. diss., University of Rochester, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Explores the mentality of seventeenth century Maryland women by studying over 5,000 wills, which give expression to beliefs about property, relationships, gender roles, and religion. Meyer found that religious beliefs affected the values and behavior of colonial Marylanders. For example, Calvinists viewed women as subordinates and Free Will Christians considered women as trusted peers. Religion is a "crucial variable" in understanding early modern societies.
Morris, Anne F., and Jean B. Russo, eds. "Polly Tilghman's Plight: A True Tale of Romance and Reputation in the 18th Century." Maryland Historical Magazine 92 (Winter 1997): 464-79.
Mumford, Vincent Edward. Teams on Paper: Title IX Compliance in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference. Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware, 1998.
Murphy, John H. "Little Miss Sure Shot's Sojourn in Cambridge." Maryland 13 (Winter 1980): 6-9.
Annotation / Notes: Annie Oakley.
Mylander, Alison Ellicott. "The Ellicotts: Women's Status in the Family." Heritage 14 (December 1987): 1-2, 4.
Norton, Mary Beth. "Gender and Defamation in Seventeenth-Century Maryland." William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd. series, 44 (January 1987): 3-39.
Annotation / Notes: Examines 145 defamation suits - over half cases involved women as litigants or witnesses - to assess the basic values of seventeenth-century Marylanders. Both men and married women used the courts to respond to gossip and public accusations that threatened their reputations. Their focus was trustworthiness, but for different reasons. A man's word was central to economic interactions with other men, and to attain a wife he had to be a decent man (cheats and scoundrels need not apply). Charging a single woman with fornification caused no irrepairable damaged, but a married woman had to "retain her husband's good will" to keep her social status.