Bound by a Mighty Vow: Sisterhood and Women's

Bound by a Mighty Vow: Sisterhood and Women's Fraternities, 1870-1920 ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Bound by a Mighty Vow: Sisterhood and Women's Fraternities, 1870-1920 By Diana B. Turk ➦ – Thomashillier.co.uk Sororities are often thought of as exclusive clubs for socially inclined college students, but Bound by a Mighty Vow, a history of the women s Greek system, demonstrates that these organizations have Sororities are often a Mighty PDF ☆ thought of as exclusive clubs for socially inclined college students, but Bound by a Mighty Vow, a history of the women s Greek system, demonstrates Bound by PDF/EPUB or that these organizations have always served serious purposes Diana Turk explores the founding and development of the earliest sororities then called women s fraternities and explains how these groups by a Mighty MOBI í served as support networks to help the first female collegians succeed in the hostile world of nineteenth century higher education Turk goes on to look at how and in what ways sororities changed over time While the first generation focused primarily on schoolwork, later Greek sisters used their fraternity connections to ensure social status, gain access to jobs and job training, and secure financial and emotional support as they negotiated life in turn of the century America The costs they paid were conformity to certain tightly prescribed beliefs of how ideal fraternity women should act and what ideal fraternity women should do Drawing on primary source documents written and preserved by the fraternity women themselves, as well as on oral history interviews conducted with fraternity officers and alumnae members, Bound by a Mighty Vow uncovers the intricate history of these early women s networks and makes a bold statement about the ties that have bound millions of American women to one another in the name of sisterhood.


10 thoughts on “Bound by a Mighty Vow: Sisterhood and Women's Fraternities, 1870-1920

  1. Samantha Samantha says:

    Very cool to knowabout the women s fraternity I am apart of It was educational to learn why women s fraternities formed and just what the culture was during that time in history for women in college.


  2. Holly Holly says:

    As a high school student, I did not find this book particularly entertaining The mountainous feel was set in place by the author s tone Their was a continual stringing together of facts, and quotes from outside resources Yes indeed this book is nonfiction, but the author gives no characters, or setting to follow The only sense of consistency in the reading was the progression of the the first sorority Kappa Alpha Theta The flow of this book is similar to textbooks found in the classroom A As a high school student, I did not find this book particularly entertaining The mountainous feel was set in place by the author s tone Their was a continual stringing together of facts, and quotes from outside resources Yes indeed this book is nonfiction, but the author gives no characters, or setting to follow The only sense of consistency in the reading was the progression of the the first sorority Kappa Alpha Theta The flow of this book is similar to textbooks found in the classroom A set of footnotes followed by some pictures, and dates All though this book was not intriguing to read, it did do a phenomenal job of educating If the reader is in it to learn about the origin of female fraternities, or motives of greek life, then this is an appropriate book Diana B.Turk the author focuses on breaking stereotypes that society has created for college greek life She does so by educating the reader about the motives, and charitable actions at the core of every sorority She stresses that these tight knit group of girls serve aserious purpose than just planning social events This book follows the developmental and foundational steps made to create support networks for some of the worlds first collegiate women As a high school student, I did not find this book captivating, but I found it was just the book I needed to read to gain background knowledge on sororities, and to successfully complete an ethnography project


  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    3 1 2 starsAs a historian, I think that this was a well written albeit brief survey I question her tendency to apply the history of Kappa Alpha Theta to all NPC sororities I am curious to know why she chose Theta to focus on, as she is not affiliated I wonder if that happened to be who would let her have access to their archives As a fraternity woman Alpha Gamma Delta , I was less impressed I believe that the first generation women s organisations do generally follow the history set out H 3 1 2 starsAs a historian, I think that this was a well written albeit brief survey I question her tendency to apply the history of Kappa Alpha Theta to all NPC sororities I am curious to know why she chose Theta to focus on, as she is not affiliated I wonder if that happened to be who would let her have access to their archives As a fraternity woman Alpha Gamma Delta , I was less impressed I believe that the first generation women s organisations do generally follow the history set out However, the second generation organisations, such as Alpha Gam, were founded for different reasons that she didn t address I even wanted to knowabout Theta Phi Alpha and others that were formed later, and slim to none Overall, it is interesting butso to Thetas


  4. Betsy Whitehead Betsy Whitehead says:

    Our Theta alumnae group decided to read this and discuss at a meeting Not one of us read the whole book It hadfootnotes than actual writing It was the author just stringing together quotes from other sources I was horribly disappointed This was mucha research paper of the author s than a story or history of fraternities.


  5. Stefanie Stefanie says:

    I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and found this book to be utterly amazing I read it shortly after my new member period and learned a ton about sorority life and the history of my sorority I would suggest this book to anyone in Student Affairs or anyone interested in the history of sororities.


  6. Abby Abby says:

    The history contained in this book is very interesting Written by an unaffiliated women researching mostly only the history of Kappa Alpha Theta, the conclusions she draws must be read with a critical eye This is not the whole picture albeit one interesting perspective.


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I read the first chapter and lost interest I skimmed the rest and reviewed the notes It is mucha book about the history of Kappa Alpha Theta It is well researched and a well accounted history along with being unbiased.


  8. Mary Mary says:

    Awesome Well researched.


  9. Logan Logan says:

    I am very much enjoying this book A little different, as it it is about a fairly narrow topic, but I am learning a lot


  10. Jen Jen says:

    Good book for work


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