New PDF release: Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman (Lives of

By Kathleen A. Feeley

On reveal and rancid, celebrity Mary Pickford personified the “New girl” of the early 1900s—a moniker given to ladies who started to call for extra autonomy in and out the house. good knowledgeable and career-minded, those girls additionally embraced the recent mass tradition during which intake and relaxation have been obvious to play a pivotal function in securing happiness. Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the recent Woman examines Pickford's position within the upward thrust of commercial capitalism and shopper tradition, and makes use of her lifestyles and unheard of occupation as a wildly well known actress and savvy movie magnate to demonstrate the possibilities and hindrances confronted by way of American ladies in this time.

Following Pickford's lifestyles from her youth on level to her upward thrust as a robust studio govt, this e-book supplies an outline of her enduring contribution to American movie and mass tradition. It additionally explores her struggles to surpass her confining public movie character as “America's Sweetheart” along with her artistic and company achievements—mirroring how ladies, either then and this present day, needs to reconcile household lifestyles with expert aspirations and work.

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Selected and edited by way of popular women's historian Carol Berkin, those short biographies are designed to be used in undergraduate classes. instead of a entire technique, every one biography focuses as an alternative on a specific element of a woman's lifestyles that's emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal determine within the period. The emphasis is on a “good read,” that includes obtainable writing and compelling narratives, with out sacrificing sound scholarship and educational integrity. basic resources on the finish of every biography show the subject's point of view in her personal phrases. research questions and an annotated bibliography aid the coed reader.

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