High Flying Women

Author: Alain Pelletier
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332578
Size: 61.27 MB
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High Flying Women from the Author: Alain Pelletier. This book traces the careers of these exceptional female pilots from all over the world, from the first woman to board a plane, to the accomplished pilots and astronauts of today. Includes biographies on both the well-known and unknown, this book focuses not only on the pilots themselves, but also on those who worked on the ground; engineers, heads of enterprise and nurses, to name a few. It features 50 illustrated biographies and over 400 photographs, all in a well-designed and attractive package. This inspiring book provides outstanding coverage of the history of female aviators.

Encyclopedia Of Women In Today S World

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412976855
Size: 74.95 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Women In Today S World from the Author: Mary Zeiss Stange. This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

Flying High

Author: Charles R. Mitchell
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738510224
Size: 36.81 MB
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Flying High from the Author: Charles R. Mitchell. Om kvinder involveret i flyvning i begyndelsen af 1900-tallet, enten som piloter eller som ansat på virksomheder, som fremstillede fly. Bogen berette bl.a. om Blanche Stuart Scott, som på et tidspunkt tjenet 5.000 USD om ugen og på et tidspunktkom slemt til skade. Forfatteren fortæller om andre modige kvinder som udsatte liv og lemmer under flyvning, men kom til skade under udfoldelse af andre mere fredelige aktiviteter.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Women In World History

Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195148908
Size: 49.33 MB
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The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Women In World History from the Author: Bonnie G. Smith. The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

Crossing The Horizon

Author: Laurie Notaro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501160494
Size: 40.74 MB
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Crossing The Horizon from the Author: Laurie Notaro. "Soar back to the fearless 1920s ... [in a] historical novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic"--Dust jacket flap.

Women In American History A Social Political And Cultural Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes

Author: Peg A. Lamphier
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696034
Size: 60.84 MB
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Women In American History A Social Political And Cultural Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes from the Author: Peg A. Lamphier. This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users

Absent Aviators

Author: Donna Bridges
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131718601X
Size: 15.31 MB
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Absent Aviators from the Author: Donna Bridges. The objective of this book is to present a number of related chapters on the subject of gender issues in the workplace of the aviation industry. More specifically, the chapters address the continuing shortfall in the number of women pilots in both civilian and military aviation. Considerable research has been carried out on gender issues in the workplace and, for example, women represent about 10% of employees in engineering. This example is often used to show that the consequences of gender discrimination are embedded and difficult to overcome in masculine-dominated occupations. However, women represent only 5-6% of the profession of pilot. Clearly there are many factors which mitigate women seeking to become pilots. The chapters within this volume raise both theoretical and practical issues, endeavouring to address the imbalance of women pilots in this occupation. Absent Aviators consolidates a diverse range of issues from a number of authors from Australia, Austria, the United States, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Each of the chapters is research-based and aims to present a broad picture of gender issues in aviation, gendered workplaces and sociology, underpinned by sound theoretical perspectives and methodologies. One chapter additionally raises issues on the historical exclusion of race from an airline. The book will prove to be a valuable contribution to the debates on women in masculine-oriented occupations and a practical guide for the aviation industry to help overcome the looming shortfall of pilots. It is also hoped it will directly encourage young women to identify and overcome the barriers to becoming a civilian or military pilot.

Women And The Machine

Author: Julie Wosk
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801873133
Size: 12.47 MB
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Women And The Machine from the Author: Julie Wosk. From sexist jokes about women drivers to such empowering icons as Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter, representations of the relationship between women and modern technology in popular culture have been both demeaning and celebratory. Depictions of women as timid and fearful creatures baffled by machinery have alternated with images of them as being fully capable of technological mastery and control -- and of lending sex appeal to machines as products. In Women and the Machine, historian Julie Wosk maps the contradictory ways in which women's interactions with -- and understanding of -- machinery has been defined in Western popular culture since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Drawing on both visual and literary sources, Wosk illuminates popular gender stereotypes that have burdened women throughout modern history while underscoring their advances in what was long considered the domain of men. Illustrated with more than 150 images, Women and the Machine reveals women rejoicing in their new liberties and technical skill even as they confront society's ambivalence about these developments, along with male fantasies and fears.

Jacqueline Cochran

Author: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489960
Size: 69.98 MB
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Jacqueline Cochran from the Author: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty. Although Amelia Earhart remains the best-known female pilot of the 1930s, Jacqueline Cochran stood as the more important aviation pioneer and America's top woman pilot. Among her many accomplishments, Cochran was the first female aviator to win the Bendix Air Race, to fly a bomber, to break the speed of sound, and to participate in astronaut training. This revealing biography explores Cochran's childhood in an impoverished Florida mill town, her early career as a pilot, and her role in creating and leading the WASPs during World War II. It also chronicles her postwar exploits, including her pa.

Nancy Love And The Wasp Ferry Pilots Of World War Ii

Author: Sarah Byrn Rickman
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412418
Size: 54.40 MB
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Nancy Love And The Wasp Ferry Pilots Of World War Ii from the Author: Sarah Byrn Rickman. She flew the swift P-51 and the capricious P-38, but the heavy, four-engine B-17 bomber and C-54 transport were her forte. This is the story of Nancy Harkness Love who, early in World War II, recruited and led the first group of twenty-eight women to fly military aircraft for the U.S. Army. When the United States entered World War II, the Army needed pilots to transport or "ferry" its combat-bound aircraft across the United States for overseas deployment and its trainer airplanes to flight training bases. Most male pilots were assigned to combat preparation, leaving few available for ferrying jobs. Into this vacuum stepped Nancy Love and her civilian Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). Love had advocated using women as ferry pilots as early as 1940. Jackie Cochran envisioned a more ambitious plan, to train women to perform a variety of the military's flight-related jobs stateside. The Army implemented both programs in the fall of 1942, but Jackie's idea piqued General Hap Arnold's interest and, by summer 1943, her concept had won. The women's programs became one under the name Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), with Cochran as the Director of Women Pilots and Love as the Executive for WASP. Nancy Love believed that the women attached to the military needed to be on equal footing with the men and given the same opportunities to prove their abilities and mettle. Young women serving today as combat pilots owe much to Love for creating the opportunity for women to serve. Her foresight and tenacity nearly seventy years ago helped ensure their future. Now author Sarah Byrn Rickman, aviation historian, presents the first full-length biography of Nancy Love and her role in the WAFS and WASP programs, Her book will appeal to all with a love of flight.