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On Exhibit: Victorians and Their Museums, Barbara J. Black '84, University Press of Virginia, 2000. This book provides insight as to why Victorians collected and exhibited art in museums. Using cultural criticism, social history and literary analysis, the author roots Victorian museum culture in key political events and cultural forces such as British imperialism, exploration and tourism; advances in science; the commitment to improve public tas te through mass education; the growt h of middle-class dominance; and the democratization of luxury engendered by the industrial revolution.

The Healing Journey through Divorce: Your Journal of Understanding and Renewal, Lita Linzer Schwartz, Ph.D. '64, Phil Rich, John Wiley & Sons, 2000. Writing exercises throughout this book provide divorcees with the psychological space to understand and reflect on the common feelings of anger, fear, confusion, remorse, grief and hopelessness accompanying the divor ce process.

Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Constance Rosenblum '65, Henry Holt and Company, 2000. This biography reconstructs the life of Peggy Hopkins Joyce, one of America's most talked-about personalities during the Jazz Age. Her story reveals the gaudy age in which she lived, the workings of modern-day fame and the media's role in creat ing it.

Learning to Love, Gretchen Wolff Pritchard '72, Church Publishing, Inc., 2000. As part of the JourneyBook series, the author narrates her growth in ministry, and how she set about learning the relationship of faith to the public and private self.

Cultural Activisms: Poetic Voices, Political Voices, Anne J.M. Mamary '86, Gertrude M. James Gonzalez, Eds., State University of New York Press. A collection of poems, plays, stories and artwork, this text presents creative work which is political, offering a multi-faceted approach toward activism and positive change.

Where the Wild Animals Is Plentiful: Diary of an Alabama Fur Trader's Daughter, 1912-1914, May Jordan; Elisa Moore Baldwin '62, Ed., The University of Alabama Press, 2000. This journal of a young backwoods woman paints a picture of rural life in southwestern Alabama in the early 20th century. At 23, May Jordan accompanied her father, a fur trader, on trips throug h Washington County during the hunting season. Her diary of these trips provides i nsights into the social customs and re ligious faiths of poor southern whites in this era. An introduction traces the Jordan family history and describes the economic, social and political conditions under which May lived.

The Minstrel's Tale, Berit Haahr '92, Delacorte Press, 2000. This young-adult novel tells the story of 13-year-old Judith of Nesscliff, a talented musician living in medieval England. When her father wants to marry her off, Judith runs away, disguised as a boy. With her falcon she sets off on a 150-mile journey, hoping to become one of the king's minstrels.

Psychology and the Media: A Second Look, Lita Linzer Schwartz, Ph.D. '64, Ed., American Psychological Association, 1999. Psychologists are increasingly sought by the media for insights into national events and guidance on psychological disorders and common interpersonal problems. This volume provides advice for psychologists on how to work with print, radio and t elevision media and on educating the public in an ethically responsible manner whi le being responsive to the unique pres sures under which media representatives operate. Contributors also explore the effects of media portrayals of individuals and groups, such as the documented negative effect of televised violence on youth.

Social Work in Geriatric Home Health Care: The Blending of Traditional Practice with Cooperative Strategies, Lucille Rosengarten '57, The Haworth Press, 2000. This book challenges home health care workers and legislators to become more progressive in their thinking about the direction in which geriatric health care should move in the future, and works to improve t he case management of geriatric people.

Ungentlemanly Acts: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial, Louise Barnett, Ph.D. '72, Hill and Wang, 2000. In 1879 Army officer Andrew Geddes accused fellow officer Louis Orleman of incest with his teen-age daughter Lillie. But the Army charged Geddes, not Orleman, with conduct "unbecoming a gentleman," for his accusation had come about because Orleman was preparing to charge Geddes with attempting to seduce and abduct Lillie. The author narrates the ensuing trial and comments on wha t it reveals about then-prevailing attitudes toward sexuality, parental discipline, the Army, and the appropriate division between public and private life.

Writing in the Workplace, Marylyn Jones Calabrese '57, South-Western Educational Publishing Company, 2000. Written as a series of training workshops, this text is designed to help groups and individuals sharpen essential writing skills for job success and professional development.

Images of Alban: Saint Alban in Art from the Earliest Times to the Present, Eileen Roberts '56 Fraternity of the Friends of St. Albans Abbey, 1999. With 85 colored plates, Images of Alban shows how the evolving representations of St. Alban reflect the deepest emotional needs of successive centuries.

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