Women s America

Women s America
Author: May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts Linda K Kerber,Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart
Release: 1995
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 634
ISBN: UOM:39015034245871
Language: en
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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history. It provides many new selections from leading theorists and historians and restores several readings that were cut from the fifth edition. Successfully classroom-tested, these new essays offer more material on the impact of ethnicity in American culture, the roles that women have played in the creation of male-dominated structures, and the international dimensions of women's lives. The introductory essay has been revised and the bibliography has been updated to take into account the growing body of contemporary literature in the field. Women's America is an essential text for courses in women's history and an ideal supplement for more general survey courses on American history. Book jacket.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart
Release: 1991
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 588
ISBN: 0195062620
Language: en
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The third edition of this widely-acclaimed anthology integrates the best of recent scholarship in women's history with American history as a whole. A new introductory essay explains the ways in which the historical experiences of men and women in the United States have diverged, and traces the way in which gender has been socially constructed. Some seventy-five essays and documents--ranging from a letter written by a slave woman to an analysis of contemporary feminism--guide the reader to an understanding of the interaction of race, class, and gender throughout American history. With its wealth of primary and secondary source material, a revised appendix of essential legal documents, concise headnotes, and clear, chronological organization, the third edition of Women's America shows with new force and vigor why gender has become a powerful analytical device for those seeking to understand the history of the United States.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane De Hart Mathews
Release: 1982
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 478
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039216440
Language: en
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Contains primary source material.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart,Cornelia Hughes Dayton,Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9780199349340
Language: en
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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

Women s Roles in Nineteenth century America

Women s Roles in Nineteenth century America
Author: Tiffany K. Wayne
Release: 2007
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0313335478
Language: en
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Presents a history of the status of women in nineteenth-century America, with an examination of their roles in marriage, family life, religion, and public life, and an analysis of their political and legal rights.

Encyclopedia of Women s History in America

Encyclopedia of Women s History in America
Author: Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781438110332
Language: en
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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.

America s Women

America s Women
Author: Gail Collins
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780061739224
Language: en
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America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. By culling the most fascinating characters -- the average as well as the celebrated -- Gail Collins, the editorial page editor at the New York Times, charts a journey that shows how women lived, what they cared about, and how they felt about marriage, sex, and work. She begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern "tobacco brides" who came looking for a husband and sometimes -- thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate -- wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot, too. "The history of American women is about the fight for freedom," Collins writes in her introduction, "but it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's roles that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders." Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience, America's Women is both a great read and a landmark work of history.

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists
Author: Donna Hightower-Langston
Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781438107929
Language: en
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Presents biographical profiles of American women leaders and activists, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

Women s Roles in Eighteenth century America

Women s Roles in Eighteenth century America
Author: Merril D. Smith
Release: 2010
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9780313355523
Language: en
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Explores the role of women in eighteenth-century America, focusing on relationships, legal status, work, war, religion, and education.

Women s Fiction from Latin America

Women s Fiction from Latin America
Author: Evelyn Picon Garfield
Release: 1988
Editor: Wayne State University Press
Pages: 355
ISBN: 0814318592
Language: en
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Evelyn Picon Garfield has chosen selections from the prose works of twelve female authors representing seven Latin American countries to create a collection which speaks to a variety of issues and exhibits a pastiche of richly varied artistic styles. Containing short stories, a one-act play, and excerpts from novels, the volume touches on such topics as political commitment and persecution, regional ethnicity of African and Indian cultures, social issues between classes and races, misogyny, the complexities of the human psyche, and female solidarity. Garfield includes works from the six authors she interviewed for her Women's Voices from Latin America, and has added selections from six other writers including Isabel Allende and Clarice Lispector.

Women s Roles in Twentieth Century America

Women s Roles in Twentieth Century America
Author: Martha May
Release: 2009-05-14
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780313087721
Language: en
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The twentieth century was a time of great transformation in the roles of American women. Women have always worked and raised families, but, theoretically, the world opened up to them with new opportunities to participate fully in society, from voting, to controlling their reproductive cycle, to running a Fortune 500 company. This content-rich overview of women's roles in the modern age is a must-have for every library to fill the gap in resources about women's lives. Students and general readers will trace the development of American women of different classes and ethnicities in education, the home, the law, politics, religion, work, and the arts from the Progressive Era to the new millennium. The twentieth century was a time of great transformation in the roles of American women. Women have always worked and raised families, but, theoretically, the world opened up to them with new opportunities to participate fully in society, from voting, to controlling their reproductive cycle, to running a Fortune 500 company. This content-rich overview of women's roles in the modern age is a must-have for every library to fill the gap in resources about women's lives. Students and general readers will trace the development of American women of different classes and ethnicities in education, the home, the law, politics, religion, work, and the arts from the Progressive Era to the new millennium. Each narrative chapter covers a crucial topic in women's lives and encapsulates the twentieth-century growth and changes. Women's participation in the workforce with its challenges, opportunities, and gains is the focus of Chapter 1. The developing role of women and the family, taking into consideration consumerism and feminism, is the subject of Chapter 2. Chapter 3 explores women and pop culture and the arts-their roles as creators and subjects. Chapter 4 covers education from the early century's access to higher education until today's female hyperachiever. Chapter 5 discusses women and government, from winning the vote through the battle for the Equal Rights Amendment, to Women's Lib, and public office holding. Chapter 6 addresses women and the law, their rights, their use of the law, their practice of it, and court cases affecting them. The final chapter overviews women and religious participation and roles in various denominations. An historical introduction, timeline, photos, and selected bibliography round out the coverage.

The Women s Movement In Latin America

The Women s Movement In Latin America
Author: Jane Jaquette
Release: 2018-03-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780429962844
Language: en
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For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how women's groups are helping to reshape Latin America. The contributors document and assess the remarkable wave of women's political participation in Latin America over the past two decades. The first five case studies, on Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru, examine the origins, evolution, and goals of women's organizations as they worked together to end authoritarian rule and elaborate how women's groups have adapted in the 1990s to the day-to-day realities of democratic politics. In the 1990s, the challenge has shifted from mobilizing opposition to the very different task of working with parties and government bureaucracies in order to maintain and implement their agendas. The chapters on Nicaragua and Mexico broaden our understanding of political transitions.Seven case studies vividly illustrate the variety of women's movements in the region, ranging from the communal-kitchens movements to human rights groups. Each author discusses the strategies and debates of the feminist movements in question and records their political successes and failures. Jaquette's introductory and concluding essays provide a comparative framework, highlighting the innovative ways in which Latin American women are making gender a political issue.

Political Power and Women s Representation in Latin America

Political Power and Women s Representation in Latin America
Author: Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer
Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780199731954
Language: en
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generally." Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University --

Catholic Women s Colleges in America

Catholic Women s Colleges in America
Author: Tracy Schier,Cynthia Russett
Release: 2003-05-22
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780801877667
Language: en
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Redmont, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; Cynthia Russett, Yale University; Tracy Schier, Boston College.

Women s Letters

Women s Letters
Author: Lisa Grunwald,Stephen J. Adler
Release: 2009-01-21
Editor: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780307493330
Language: en
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Historical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women’s singular correspondences—often their only form of public expression. In 1775, Rachel Revere tries to send financial aid to her husband, Paul, in a note that is confiscated by the British; First Lady Dolley Madison tells her sister about rescuing George Washington’s portrait during the War of 1812; one week after JFK’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy pens a heartfelt letter to Nikita Khrushchev; and on September 12, 2001, a schoolgirl writes a note of thanks to a New York City firefighter, asking him, “Were you afraid?” The letters gathered here also offer fresh insight into the personal milestones in women’s lives. Here is a mid-nineteenth-century missionary describing a mastectomy performed without anesthesia; Marilyn Monroe asking her doctor to spare her ovaries in a handwritten note she taped to her stomach before appendix surgery; an eighteen-year-old telling her mother about her decision to have an abortion the year after Roe v. Wade; and a woman writing to her parents and in-laws about adopting a Chinese baby. With more than 400 letters and over 100 stunning photographs, Women’s Letters is a work of astonishing breadth and scope, and a remarkable testament to the women who lived–and made–history. From the Hardcover edition.

Women s Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women s Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Kathryn A. Sloan
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780313381089
Language: en
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From the colonial period onwards, women across the Caribbean and Latin America were an intrinsic part of the advancement of society and helped determine the course of history. This title highlights their varied and important roles over five centuries of time.

Women s Suffrage in America

Women s Suffrage in America
Author: Elizabeth Frost-Knappman,Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 513
ISBN: 9781438108889
Language: en
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Provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the movement from - diary entries, letters, speeches, and newpaper accounts.

Women s Bands in America

Women s Bands in America
Author: Jill M. Sullivan
Release: 2016-12-12
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781442254411
Language: en
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In the first comprehensive exploration of women’s bands in American history, contributors trace women's emerging roles in town, immigrant, family, school, suffrage, military, swing, and rock bands, as well as society at large. Contributors bring together a series of disciplines in this unique work, including musicology, American history, women's studies, and history of education.

Women s Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women s Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Elizabeth Maier,Nathalie Lebon
Release: 2010-05-06
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780813549514
Language: en
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Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars who analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed in this book within the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Contributors explore the emergence of the area's feminist movement, dictatorships of the 1970s, the Central American uprisings, the urban, grassroots organizing for better living conditions, and finally, the turn toward public policy and formal political involvement and the alternative globalization movement. Geared toward bridging cultural realities, this volume represents women's transformations, challenges, and hopes, while considering the analytical tools needed to dissect the realities, understand the alternatives, and promote gender democracy.

Native Women s History in Eastern North America Before 1900

Native Women s History in Eastern North America Before 1900
Author: Rebecca Kugel,Lucy Eldersveld Murphy
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 467
ISBN: 0803227795
Language: en
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How can we learn more about Native women?s lives in North America in earlier centuries? This question is answered by this landmark anthology, an essential guide to the significance, experiences, and histories of Native women. Sixteen classic essays?plus new commentary?many by the original authors?describe a broad range of research methods and sources offering insight into the lives of Native American women. The authors explain the use of letters and diaries, memoirs and autobiographies, newspaper accounts and ethnographies, census data and legal documents. This collection offers guidelines for extracting valuable information from such diverse sources and assessing the significance of such variables as religious affiliation, changes in women?s power after colonization, connections between economics and gender, and representations (and misrepresentations) of Native women. ø Indispensable to anyone interested in exploring the role of gender in Native American history or in emphasizing Native women?s experiences within the context of women?s history, this anthology helps restore the historical reality of Native women and is essential to an understanding of North American history.