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Gourley, Catherine 1950-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 17,628 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Folklore  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D798, 070.0820973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Catherine Gourley
 
Most widely held works by Catherine Gourley
War, women, and the news : how female journalists won the battle to cover World War II by Catherine Gourley( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal stories of women journalists who fought to be allowed to cover World War II
Welcome to Samantha's world, 1904 : growing up in America's new century by Catherine Gourley( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at life for girls and women in America in 1904, discussing city and town life, social reform, new inventions, amusements, and more
Welcome to Felicity's world, 1774 by Catherine Gourley( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth look at daily life and historical events in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War, including home life, work, medicine, and play
Welcome to Molly's world, 1944 : growing up in World War Two America by Catherine Gourley( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth look at life and historical events in America during World War Two
Who is Maria Tallchief? by Catherine Gourley( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Osage Indian ballerina whose love of dance took her from a life on a reservation to a career on the stage
Good girl work : factories, sweatshops, and how women changed their role in the American workforce by Catherine Gourley( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the girls and women in the industrial workforce of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the reforms and movements that changed their working conditions and the nature of the work itself
Flappers and the new American woman : perceptions of women from 1918 through the 1920s by Catherine Gourley( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the end of World War I in 1918, the Flapper shocked society by flagrantly defying the traditional passive and gentile image of femininity. She danced the Charleston, with bared knees, bobbed hair--and without a corset! The New American Woman also danced--though to a more sedate tune. She represented Mrs. Consumer, more aware of her decision-making ability and her purchasing power than her mother had ever been. And she was, for the first time ever, a fully enfranchised citizen who cast her vote in the polling booth. The media of the times influenced women's paths: magazine advertisements showed them how to dress and how to look younger to please their husbands; books advised them on proper etiquette and how to be truly beautiful; and movies offered entree to exotic new worlds. Many, however, looked beyond the stereotypes, using their new-found power and abilities to fight for a variety of causes.--From publisher description
Rosie and Mrs. America : perceptions of women in the 1930s and 1940s by Catherine Gourley( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jubilance of the Roaring Twenties was silenced by the stock market crash of 1929. Now the Great Depression challenged women in their homes, as Mrs. America had to learn how to "make do" with less. And as men left for battle fronts, World War II propelled women to take their place in factories, becoming Rosie the Riveter. As girls and women of the 1930s and 1940s searched for their own identities, the media of the times tried to influence their paths. Magazine advertisements and mail-order catalogs showed women how to be both fashionable and frugal. Screwball comedies on the movie screen and the romantic soap operas on the radio portrayed women who took life lightly. But many women ignored these stereotypes and forged paths that women had never pursued before, in careers as pilots, foreign correspondents, musicians, and social activists.--From publisher description
Gibson girls and suffragists : perceptions of women from 1900 to 1918 by Catherine Gourley( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the turn of the twentieth century through the end of World War I, the Gibson Girl and the suffragist were icons of American womanhood. Gibson Girls were flirtatious and feisty. They drove motor cars and donned bloomers to play a new game called basketball. Some were ladies of polite society, while others were immigrants who did their best to be fashionable on their paltry earnings. The Suffragists, on the other hand, were more concerned with social justice than fashion. They fought for the right to vote for all American women, demanded safer work conditions and better wages for working women, and called for better living conditions for impoverished families. Magazines, sheet music, and celebrities idealized femininity and fashion; while the Gibson Girls paid attention, the Suffragists were busy marching into the world to make changes.--From publisher description
The horrors of Andersonville : life and death inside a civil war prison by Catherine Gourley( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fact-based book documents Andersonville, a Civil War prison camp in Georgia, where thousands of Union prisoners died in the last fourteen months of the war. The text contains profanity and graphic descriptions of violence
Ms. and the material girls : perceptions of women from the 1970s through the 1990s by Catherine Gourley( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the women who called themselves "Ms." and who were the Material Girls? They weren't specific individuals, but rather symbols that defined perceptions of women during the 1970s through the 1990s. The term Ms. was adopted by feminists--women who believed in equal pay for equal work, freedom from sexual harassment, and equal employment opportunities. The Material Girls wanted all this, but they also wanted to be wild, sexy, and outrageously fashionable--a modern version of the flappers of the 1920s. And they wanted control over their own lives--the kind of control that could only be achieved through money and power. Ms. and the Material Girls walked different paths but together brought about major changes for women. Media provided great influence: magazines, television, and movies stressed women's liberation while still promoting femininity and fashions; rock music mocked society's materialistic ways; and newscasts showed women speaking out and taking control.--From publisher description
Gidgets and women warriors : perceptions of women in the 1950s and 1960s by Catherine Gourley( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1950s and 1960s, popular media was doing everything possible to undo the strong, work-oriented Rosie the Riveter image of the 1940s and bring women back into the domestic fold. The young, blonde Gidget image offered young girls a role model for carefree living before they settled down to fulfill their patriotic duty as wives and mothers. Yet many women weren't buying the images that advised them on how to catch husbands and become dutiful wives and mothers. Instead, they pursued the Woman Warrior persona to emerge as astronauts, peace activists, and women who challenged bigotry and racism.--From publisher description
Sharks! : true stories and legends by Catherine Gourley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of facts and stories, both historical and traditional, about sharks, their behavior, and their interaction with people
Wheels of time : a biography of Henry Ford by Catherine Gourley( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the engineer and industrialist whose innovative methods enabled his company to build and mass-produce reliable and inexpensive automobiles and whose latter years were devoted to establishing a museum reflecting American life before the advent of machines
Hunting Neptune's giants : true stories of American whaling by Catherine Gourley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of American whaling using excerpts from diaries, ships' logs, letters, and other documents written by men and women who participated in the industry during the 19th century
Media wizards : a behind-the-scene look at media manipulations by Catherine Gourley( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the various tools advertisers, broadcasters, and others involved in the media use to impart messages to the public, describing both historical and contemporary media events and phenomena
Society's sisters : stories of women who fought for social justice in America by Catherine Gourley( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles nineteenth-century women who overcame the disadvantage of being female in order to change the society in which they lived, by promoting temperance, child labor laws, health care, and other causes
Friend or foe? : plays about bullying by Catherine Gourley( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bullying is about power and controlling another person. The two reader's theater-style plays in this book look at bullying first from two different viewpoints-that of the victim, and that of the bully. Young people will learn how to recognize it and how to change it
What's the difference? : plays about tolerance by Catherine Gourley( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's always important to appreciate how much we all have in common. But sometimes it's just as important to appreciate the ways in which we are different. A change of attitude is often needed when it comes to accepting diversity. These two reader's theater-style plays look at the personal consequences of rumors and bigotry
Where do I belong? : plays about fitting in by Catherine Gourley( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For adolescents, a sense of belonging to a group is an essential step in self-discovery. And yet not all popular kids are stress-free. How others view us is important, but these two reader's theater-style plays help readers distinguish the difference between social acceptance and personal acceptance
 
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War, women, and the news : how female journalists won the battle to cover World War II
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Welcome to Samantha's world, 1904 : growing up in America's new centuryWelcome to Felicity's world, 1774Welcome to Molly's world, 1944 : growing up in World War Two AmericaWho is Maria Tallchief?Good girl work : factories, sweatshops, and how women changed their role in the American workforceFlappers and the new American woman : perceptions of women from 1918 through the 1920sRosie and Mrs. America : perceptions of women in the 1930s and 1940sGibson girls and suffragists : perceptions of women from 1900 to 1918