Library Collection

Robert J. Jackson Women's Studies Collection

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 in Georgetwon County who had a passion for history and his daughter's success.

Our whole lives we were surrounded with books and magazines.
 - Florida Yeldell

Yeldell aspired to remember her father with books, biographies about women all over the world, to acknowledge the universality of women and to acknowledge we live in a global world.

She was born in 1915 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. During the Depression, she received a scholarship from the National Youth Administration to study history at Howard University, where she earned a 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. She was awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, at Coastal Carolina University in 2004. Yeldell died in 2006.

The collection was established with 135 volumes contributed by Sally Z. Hare, then-director of Coastal’s Center for Education and Community. Today, the collection includes more than 220 books that address a wide variety of topics. Recent additions to the collection by topic follow.

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