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Saxton, Martha

Overview
Works: 43 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 6,929 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Popular music  Notated music  Scores  Portraits  Songs  Drama  Film adaptations  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: HQ1412, B
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Most widely held works about Martha Saxton
 
Most widely held works by Martha Saxton
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet important historical personalities, scientists, aviators, and athletes in this series that illustrate the impact dynamic leaders have on society. These books are sure to inspire young readers as they learn about the lives of famous people. Each book includes a timeline of important dates, a glossary, and an index. Included in the back of each book are additional resources such as At the Library, On the Web, On the Road, and Did you Know? that are filled with interesting facts
Louisa May : a modern biography of Louisa May Alcott by Martha Saxton( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the rebel and feminist who was best known as the author of "Little Women."
Being good : women's moral values in early America by Martha Saxton( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do people decide what is "good" and what is "bad"? How does a society set moral guidelines--and what happens when the behavior of various groups differs from these guidelines? Martha Saxton tackles these and other fascinating issues in Being good, her history of the moral values prescribed for women in early America. Saxton begins by examining seventeenth-century Boston, then moves on to eighteenth-century Virginia and nineteenth-century St. Louis. Studying women throughout the life cycle--girls, young unmarried women, young wives and mothers, older widows--through their diaries and personal papers, she also studies the variations due to different ethnicities and backgrounds. In all three cases, she is able to show how the values of one group conflicted with or developed in opposition to those of another. And, as the women's testimonies make clear, the emotional styles associated with different value systems varied. A history of American women's moral life thus gives us a history of women's emotional life as well. Saxton argues that women's morals changed from the days of early colonization to the days of westward expansion, as women became at once less confined and less revered by their men--and explores how these changes both reflected and affected trends in the nation at large
The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington by Martha Saxton( Book )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biography of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother. Places her life as an orphan, a young wife in rural Virginia, a slaveholder, a widow, and mother to the first president in the context of the changing economic circumstances and cultural values of colonial Virginia and a young nation"--
Jayne Mansfield and the American fifties by Martha Saxton( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Jayne Mansfield; 24 Illustrations
Louisa May Alcott : a modern biography by Martha Saxton( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and career of the nineteenth-century American novelist, and discusses the influence of her life on her writings
The Forties( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifties( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenties( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of this world depends upon you by Wendy Ewald( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is the third in a series of three collaborative art projects hosted by Amherst College in which an artist is invited to work with students to explore the relationship between the college and the local community and to produce artworks that bring the two communities closer together ... [it] grew out of Fazal Sheikh's collaboration with the students and with members of the wider Springfield community ..."--Editorial note, page 233. "[We] wanted to ... make the connection between Amherst's history in the world and an immigrant community in our midst."--Foreword, page 10
Love songs( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widow Washington : the life of Mary Washington by Martha Saxton( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Widow Washington is the first life of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother, based on archival sources. Her son's biographers have, for the most part, painted her as self-centered and crude, a trial and an obstacle to her oldest child. But the records tell a very different story. Mary Ball, the daughter of a wealthy planter and a formerly indentured servant, was orphaned young and grew up working hard, practicing frugality and piety. Stepping into Virginia's upper class, she married an older man, the planter Augustine Washington, with whom she had five children before his death eleven years later. As a widow deprived of most of her late husband's properties, Mary struggled to raise her children, but managed to secure them places among Virginia's elite. In her later years, she and her wealthy son George had a contentious relationship, often disagreeing over money, with George dismissing as imaginary her fears of poverty and helplessness. Yet Mary Ball Washington had a greater impact on George than mothers of that time and place usually had on their sons. Martha Saxton's The Widow Washington is a necessary and deeply insightful corrective, telling the story of Mary's long, arduous life on its own terms, and not treating her as her son's satellite
The transformationen of the world depends upon you by Wendy Ewald( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May : a modern biogr. of Louisa May Alcott by Martha Saxton( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women who dared to write( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the lives and works of Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett, and Virginia Woolf, focusing on the conflicts that face women writers. Includes readings from each author's work
The Twenties( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works in progress( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifties( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jayne Mansfield story( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's Hollywood in the 1950s and everything is big ... and not many come bigger than Jayne Mansfield. Her husband, Mickey Hargitay, remembers the incredible life story of a woman born Vera Jayne Palmer. The journey to Jayne Mansfield begins in Dallas, where a sweet not so dumb high school student decides that her blonde bombshell looks might be her ticket to Hollywood stardom. But Jayne doesn't want to be just a starlet. She longs for serious roles that will give her a chance to use her talent. Mickey can only watch her heart-wrenching struggle as Jayne fights against her stereotype as a ditzy blonde but each encounter sends her deeper into despair. Soon the search for better movie roles begins and ends with a bottle in her hands. Painfully Mickey and Jayne's relationship crumbles, neither of them aware of the looming tragedy that is about to strike and change everything"--Container
Works in progress number 5( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony : an illustrated history
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Being good : women's moral values in early AmericaLouisa May Alcott : a modern biography
Alternative Names
Martha Saxton Amerikaans historica

Martha Saxton historiadora estadounidense

Martha Saxton historiadora estatunidenca

Martha Saxton historiadora estauxunidense

Martha Saxton historiane amerikane

Martha Saxton historienne américaine

Martha Saxton storica statunitense

Saxton, Martha Porter, 1945-

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Languages
English (88)

French (1)