facebook icon twitter youtube

Quick Links

Contact Us

Nelljean Rice, PhD
Kearns 102

Get Connected

facebook icon


Robert J. Jackson Women's Studies Collection Additions
Donated by Florida Jackson Yeldell

The Robert J. Jackson Women's Studies Collection at Coastal Carolina University began in 2004. Florida Jackson Yeldell started the collection in honor of her father, a mail carrier who had a passion for history and his daughter's success. Florida Yeldell aspired to remember Papa with books, biographies about women all over the world, to acknowledge the universality of women and to acknowledge we live in a global world."

Yeldell was a life-long educator who was raised in Georgetown, South Carolina. She earned her A.B. in English from Morris University in 1936, and then taught fifth and sixth graders for two years. She then went on to study history at Howard University where she earned her Master's degree in 1941. She worked for the government during World War II, and taught U.S. history and social studies at colleges in Texas until she retired in 1979. She then returned to her home in South Carolina where she volunteered and taught history in Horry and Georgetown counties, including Brookgreen Gardens.

The collection currently includes 222 books that address a wide variety of topics, and will continue to grow yearly. Listed below are some of the most recent additions to the collection.


Women and Gender

Femininity in flight: a history of flight attendants      Kathleen M. Barry
Gender      Harriet Bradley
Taking on the big boys, or, Why feminism is good for families, business, and the nation      Ellen Bravo
Herself an author: gender, agency, and writing in late Imperial China      Grace S. Fong
Gender, class, and freedom in modern political theory      Nancy J. Hirschmann
Women novelists and the ethics of desire, 1684-1814: in the voice of our biblical mothers      Elizabeth Kraft
The Japanese "new woman": images of gender and modernity      Dina Lowy
Playing with the boys: why separate is not equal in sports      Eileen McDonagh, Laura Pappano
Feminist cultural studies of science and technology      Maureen McNeil
Margaret Fuller, wandering pilgrim      Meg McGavran Murray
Girls on the stand: how courts fail pregnant minors      Helena Silverstein
Justice, gender, and the politics of multiculturalism      Sarah Song
Professional pursuits: women and the American arts and crafts movement      Catherine W. Zipf


American History

Race, space, and riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles      Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Sharing our stories of survival: native women surviving violence      edited by Sarah Deer ... [et al.]
American women stage directors of the twentieth century      Anne Fliotsos and Wendy Vierow
The exchange artist: a tale of high-flying speculation and America's first banking collapse      Jane Kamensky
Presidential leadership, illness, and decision making      Rose McDermott
Suffragists in an imperial age: U.S. expansion and the woman question, 1870-1929      Allison L. Sneider
Inventing the "American way": the politics of consensus from the New Deal to the civil rights movement      Wendy L. Wall


African American History

Inventing black women: African American women poets and self-representation, 1877-2000      Ajuan Maria Mance
Clinging to mammy: the faithful slave in twentieth-century America      Micki McElya
"Closer to the truth than any fact": memoir, memory, and Jim Crow      Jennifer Jensen Wallach


World History

The authentic Confucius: a life of thought and politics      Annping Chin
Portrait of a priestess: women and ritual in ancient Greece      Joan Breton Connelly
Haunting experiences: ghosts in contemporary folklore      Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, Jeannie Banks Thomas
Blood sport: hunting in Britain since 1066      Emma Griffin
The wealth of wives: women, law, and economy in late medieval London      Barbara A. Hanawalt
Never sang for Hitler: the life and times of Lotte Lehmann, 1888-1976      Michael H. Kater
The French betrayal of Rwanda      Daniela Kroslak
Deconstructing legitimacy: viceroys, merchants, and the military in late colonial Peru      Patricia H. Marks
Japanese women poets: an anthology      translated and with an introduction by Hiroaki Sato
Master and servant: love and labour in the English industrial age      Carolyn Steedman
The coolie speaks: Chinese indentured laborers and African slaves in Cuba      Lisa Yun
Strangers either way: the lives of Croatian refugees in their new home      Jasna Capo Zmegac; translated by Nina H. Antoljak, Mateusz M. Stanojevic



Electric Salome: Loie Fuller's performance of modernism      Rhonda K. Garelick
Edith Wharton and the visual arts      Emily J. Orlando


Social Studies

Valuing children: rethinking the economics of the family      Nancy Folbre
The cure within: a history of mind-body medicine      Anne Harrington
The world of Mexican migrants: the rock and the hard place      Judith Adler Hellman
Followership: how followers are creating change and changing leaders      Barbara Kellerman
Life after welfare: reform and the persistence of poverty      Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder; with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder
Groundswell: winning in a world transformed by social technologies      Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff
Dinner with a cannibal: the complete history of mankind's oldest taboo      Carole A. Travis-Henikoff; foreword by Christy G. Turner II