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Saxton, Martha

Overview
Works: 31 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 6,431 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Portraits  Drama  Film adaptations  Case studies  Biographical radio programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction radio programs 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Conceptor
Classifications: HQ1412, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,370 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 Undetermined and held by 1,965 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 719 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
Jayne Mansfield and the American fifties by Martha Saxton( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 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 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifties( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenties( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being good : moral standards for puritan women, Boston, 1630-1730 by Martha Saxton( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women who dared to write( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 8 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
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

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

Works in progress number 5( Book )

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

The Jayne Mansfield story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanton & Anthony : the struggle for women's rights : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretations of American history: patterns and perspectives by Gerald N Grob( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Puritans, American Colonies, American Revolution, Constitution, Federal Era, Jacksonian Democracy, Civil War, Reconstruction Era
Theatre women and cultural diplomacy in the transatlantic Anglophone world (1752-1807) by Sandra Perot( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anglophone theatre provided a solid cultural bridge between Britain and America and served as an influential, informative, and accessible mode of social, political and cultural exchange transported throughout the eighteenth-century transatlantic world. Unlike works focusing on colonial American restrictions on theater, or examining its subsequent role in constructing American nationhood and identity, I explore how theatre served to both cultivate and challenge transatlantic connections. I show that actresses and women playwrights played a distinctive role in this process; they exercised agency in helping shape Anglo identity, influenced the formation of the cult of celebrity, challenged physical gendered spaces and normative social behavior, and entered intellectual landscapes culturally, socially, and politically informed. Most scholarship examining Anglophone theatre isolates performances and plays by their location, genre, performer/author, or role. However, looking through the lens of the greater transatlantic world makes clear the contributions of Anglophone theatre women and reveals their influence on cultural and diplomatic exchange. By innovatively bringing together stories of actresses and women playwrights, and by examining their experiences and works as microhistories, I show that women both knowingly and inadvertently became instrumental as cultural diplomats who helped solidify connections between Britain and America, palliate the political differences of the period, and engage audiences in national identity conversations. Theater Women and Cultural Diplomacy creatively adopts a long-durée framework and incorporates diplomatic, cultural, and social history; theatre and performance studies; literary theory; biography; and gender studies to suggest how women provided critical cultural cohesion as well as social and political civic awareness. The interconnectedness of Anglo theatre includes conversations about materiality and immateriality, presence and absence, performance, publication, and circulation; gender and identity, intercolonial challenges and nationhood. While the bulk of my thesis focuses on the later eighteenth century, my analysis begins in 1660 when women first legally participated in British theatre and continues through the end of the eighteenth century when Anglophone theatre women contribute to both a new "American" voice and British identity. As early celebrities, actresses and women playwrights used theatre to challenge social norms and gender normativity, offer ways of reimagining women in a changed world, and effect cultural diplomacy. They would do so with exceptional poise, perseverance, and perceptiveness all in the face of three significant revolutions: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution
 
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Languages
English (82)

French (1)

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Being good : women's moral values in early AmericaLouisa May Alcott : a modern biographyStanton & Anthony : the struggle for women's rights : an illustrated historyInterpretations of American history: patterns and perspectives