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Beasley, Maurine Hoffman

Overview
Works: 48 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 7,572 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Sources  Miscellanea  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E807.1, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurine Hoffman Beasley
The Eleanor Roosevelt encyclopedia by Henry R Beasley( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One third of a nation : Lorena Hickok reports on the Great Depression by Lorena A Hickok( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1933 and 1935, Lorena Hickok traveled across thirty-two states as a "confidential investigator" for Harry Hopkins, head of FDR's Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Her assignment was to gather information about the day-to-day toll the Depression was exacting on individual citizens. "One Third of a Nation" is her record, underscored by the eloquent photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and others, of the shocking plight of millions of unemployed and dispossessed Americans
Taking their place : a documentary history of women and journalism by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Eleanor Roosevelt : transformative first lady by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presiding in the White House longer than any other first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt championed the downtrodden as she traveled the globe, yet she was a maze of contradictions--an idealist who carried on a moneymaking career that depended on her position and a conventional-appearing wife and mother who found emotional succor from intense relationships outside her family. This book cuts through those contradictions to reveal how Eleanor operated, both in and out of public view, to advance the causes in which she believed by participating in the political process. Although previous books have dealt with Eleanor Roosevelt, this is the first to focus on her White House years, and how she took the ambiguous position of first lady and transformed it into an institution of the American political system. -- from Book Jacket
Eleanor Roosevelt and the media : a public quest for self-fulfillment by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White House press conferences of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ladies and the press : the unfinished partnership of the media age by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking at the personal interaction between each first lady from Martha Washington to Laura Bush and the mass media of her day, Maurine H. Beasley traces the growth of the institution of the first lady as a part of the American political system. Her work shows how media coverage of first ladies, often limited by stereotypical ideas about women, has not adequately reflected the importance of their role."--Jacket
Women of the Washington press : politics, prejudice, and persistence by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The Women of the Washington Press argues that for nearly two centuries women journalists have persisted in their efforts to cover politics in the nation's capital in spite of blatant prejudice and restrictive societal attitudes. They have been held back by the difficulties of combining two competing roles - those of women and journalists. As a group they have not agreed among themselves on feminist goals, while declaring that they aspire to be seen as professional journalists, not as advocates of a particular ideology. Still, they have brought a different perspective to the news, as they have fought hard to prove that they are capable of covering political issues just like male journalists. Over the years women have networked with each other and carved out areas of expertise - such as reporting of politically-oriented social events and coverage of first ladies - that men disdained, while they pressed to gain entrance to sex-segregated institutions like the National Press Club. Attempting to merge the personal and the political, they have raised issues like sexual harassment that men journalists left untouched. At a point today where they represent about half of accredited correspondents, women still face shifting barriers that make it difficult to combine the roles of both women and journalists in Washington, but they are continuing to broaden the definition of political journalism
The new majority : a look at what the preponderance of women in journalism education means to the schools and to the professions by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of change : Southern Pulitzer winners by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruby A. Black : Eleanor Roosevelt, Puerto Rico, and political journalism in Washington by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the relationship of Washington journalist Ruby A. Black with two notable mid-twentieth-century figures: Eleanor Roosevelt and Luis Muñoz Marín. Black's role in the political atmosphere surrounding the first lady brought much-needed attention to Puerto Rico and enhanced Roosevelt's position, but had a detrimental effect on Black's career
The first women Washington correspondents by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pens and petticoats : the story of the first Washington women correspondents by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Women's National Press Club Case Study in the Professionalization of Women Journalists by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Women's National Press Club (WNPC) existed in Washington, D.C., from 1919 to 1971 primarily because the National Press Club (NPC) refused to admit women. The WNPC offered mutual support in the face of male hostility. Women were virtually cut off from news sources; 20 women had Capitol press gallery privileges in 1879, but they were effectively excluded in 1880 when part-time correspondents were banned. The WNPC held luncheon meetings and invited speakers who gave the women a chance to obtain news stories and meet influential people. Leadership of the club was a hard fought honor and the women who became president exemplified journalistic competence and dedication. While most women journalists were confined to the society or women's pages, the NWPC presidents of the early 1930s held their own against male competitors, writing on politics, crime, courts, public affairs, and other front-page topics. Eleanor Roosevelt became a member in 1938 on the basis of her nationally syndicated column, "My Day," though her application was protested by some because she did not earn her living by writing. The situation for women improved in the 1950s when they were allowed to sit in the gallery of the NPC, but space was limited and they could not hear or ask questions. In the 1960s the State Department insisted that women be permitted to participate, and finally, in 1971, the NPC decided to admit women. Although the WNPC admitted men in the 1970s and changed its name to the Washington Press Club in an effort to survive, in 1985 it merged with NPC. (SRT)
Lorena A. Hickok Woman Journalist by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorena A. Hickok was a notable woman journalist of the early twentieth century whose career was greatly altered by her friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. After reporting for several newspapers across the country, Hickok became one of the first women hired by the Associated Press wire service (AP) in 1928. She was assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt during Franklin Roosevelt's first campaign for the presidency of the United States, at which time they became very good friends. Hickok later became the first reporter to conduct an on-the-record interview with a First Lady. However, when their friendship began to conflict with her loyalty to the AP, Hickok resigned from that organization in 1933. As an investigator for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Hickok's reports from her fact-finding tours contained information on unemployment and relief, but also captured the human side of the bitterness and heroism of Americans caught in economic disaster. In the 1950s Hickok and Mrs. Roosevelt coauthored a book on women in politics, and in 1962 Hickok wrote a biography of Mrs. Roosevelt. Before her death in 1968, Hickok lamented the loss of her notable newspaper career, saying it was the only thing she had done really well. (HTH)
The Press Conferences of Eleanor Roosevelt by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly discovered transcriptions of 87 of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's women-only press conferences held from 1933 to 1945 make possible an examination of the objectives, topics, and value of these conferences. By holding the conferences, Mrs. Roosevelt attributed to women an important function in the political communication process, and at the same time helped to secure the status and bolster the confidence of women reporters. The topics of the conferences were political issues related to women and legislation, and social and personal life at the White House. She also used the conferences to defuse criticism leveled at herself and her family, including the President, and to clarify statements made by him. At the time, male journalists felt that these conferences reduced the dignity of the First Lady, provided little legitimate news, and compromised reportorial objectivity. The transcripts reveal that Mrs. Roosevelt maintained traditional propriety, though the conferences did become a bit chatty, and that reporters occasionally would shield the First Lady. All in all, the sex-segregated press conferences were a useful device for Mrs. Roosevelt, enabling her to establish herself as an important figure, to promote the New Deal, and to improve the status of American women. (Jl)
Mamie Eisenhower as First Lady Media Coverage of a Silent Partner by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coverage of Mamie Eisenhower as First Lady illustrates difficulties that the media have in projecting images of women. Like many women in the news, she was noteworthy because of her satellite status in relation to a man. Exercising some control over her public portrayal--if only to refuse to see the press to the extent it desired--she deliberately chose to present herself within the framework of sex-role stereotyping instead of presenting herself as a flesh-and-blood human being. The degree to which the press joined with her to present her in stereotypical terms raises the question of whether it was held captive by its own assumptions concerning the role of women. (Author/CRH)
Eleanor Roosevelt and "My Day" : the White House Years by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1936, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote an unprecedented newspaper column that provided readers with a detailed recital of her daily activities. Titled "My Day," the column gave behind-the-scenes glimpses of White House life and served as a platform from which the First Lady could state her personal views. The column was a mixture of political oratory, public relations for President Roosevelt's New Deal, and the perceptions of an individual playing a leading role in the drama of her time. During its first year, "My Day" addressed humanitarian concerns such as poverty, unemployment, conservation, and the role of women, but much of it could be read as ingenious political propaganda during an election year. The column gave the Roosevelt administration a highly flexible weapon in its political arsenal, and Mrs. Roosevelt and the President most certainly conferred on some of its contents. Numerous columns during the years of World War ii contained patriotic messages, descriptions of Mrs. Roosevelt's travels to various war areas, letters from servicemen, and advice from the Office of War Information. Beyond its political overtones, "My Day" sent a series of mixed messages regarding the position of women in society. While the column failed to offer a role model of much meaning to the average woman, it nevertheless showed a middle-aged woman continually on the move, establishing a place in the competitive occupation of journalism, and defining a role for herself outside the customary boundaries of her position. (Hth)
The first women Washington correspondents by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady as Magazine Journalist by Maurine Hoffman Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Eleanor Roosevelt's career as a magazine journalist has been all but forgotten, it was an important part of her public activity while she was First Lady from 1933 to 1945. In contrast to ideas then current, Mrs. Roosevelt insisted on her right to earn money from her magazine work while in the White House. There is also evidence that her magazine career was based more on her status than on the substance of her output. An analysis of the more than 60 articles she placed in general-interest magazines with national circulation was based on two criteria: (1) the degree to which they served as political propaganda for the administration of her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and (2) the kind of advice and guidance they offered American women as they sought to cope with social change. Her articles contained an important political dimension either through obvious partisan advocacy or by humanizing her husband's administration through use of human interest material. Her advice to women was conservative by today's standards--chiefly to define themselves in terms of their families. Yet she served as a liberating force for women by upholding the right of married women to engage in paid work and by popularizing the right of women to speak out on current issues, in contrast to the previous ideology that upper class women should remain apart from public life. (Author/CRH)
 
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The Eleanor Roosevelt encyclopedia
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One third of a nation : Lorena Hickok reports on the Great DepressionTaking their place : a documentary history of women and journalismEleanor Roosevelt : transformative first ladyEleanor Roosevelt and the media : a public quest for self-fulfillmentFirst ladies and the press : the unfinished partnership of the media ageThe new majority : a look at what the preponderance of women in journalism education means to the schools and to the professions
Alternative Names
Beasley, Maurine.

Beasley, Maurine 1936-

Beasley, Maurine H.

Beasley Maurine H. 1936-....

Hoffman Beasley, Maurine 1936-

Languages
English (112)

Dutch (1)