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Publisher Comments:

The Second Edition of Women and Power in American History includes fourteen new articles (six in volume one; eight in volume two) that reflect changing perspectives on women and gender in American history, providing expanded coverage of race, ethnicity, and public policy. A new Worldwide Web section in each volume lists annotated electronic resources relevant to the themes presented in Women and Power. New articles in volume one:
  • "The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier," Kathleen M. Brown
  • " 'To Use Her as His Wife': An Extraordinary Paternity Suit in the 1740s," Kathryn Kish Sklar
  • " 'Daughters of Liberty': Religious Women in Revolutionary New England," Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • "Women and Work in Nineteenth-Century New England," Thomas Dublin
  • "Women's Rights Emerges Within the Anti-Slavery Movement: Angelina and Sara Grimke in 1837," Kathryn Kish Sklar
  • "Reproductive Control and Conflict in the Nineteenth Century," Janet Farrell Brodie

Book News Annotation:

Eighteen contributions from academics discuss issues relating to women, gender, and power in American history. Topics include, for example, the beginnings of the Afro-American family in Maryland; protest in the early Lowell mills; women and Indians on the frontier; and Chinese immigrant women in 19th century California. The second edition of volume one contains six new articles, including one on the emergence of women's rights within the anti-slavery movement.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Women and Power in American History provides a coherent group of readings related to the unifying theme of power in women’s lives over time.  A greater understanding of how power inequalities are organized along gender lines can help us work toward a more egalitarian and just society. Because the work of the women’s movement is far from complete, the need for a fuller historical understanding of how women's lives have changed over time remains great.

 

This anthology brings together carefully selected, cutting-edge readings in U.S. Women's History—organized around issues related to gender and power in American society. The twenty-seven individual essays provide students with unifying themes that promote their understanding of women's history and changing gender relations. Both co-authors are highly visible in the field of women's history.

Synopsis:

 

This anthology brings together carefully selected, quality articles in U.S. Women's History–organized around an interest in issues of gender and power in American society.  Twenty-seven individual essays provide readers with a unifying theme, and a greater understanding of history and continuing changes in gender relations. The chosen works discuss the experience of white women in seventeenth-century Maryland, the beginnings of the Afro-American family in Maryland, religious women in revolutionary New England, the sexual division of labor and the artisan tradition in early industrial capitalism, female slaves, women's rights within the anti-slavery movement, sex roles and social stress in Jacksonian America, women and Indians on the frontier, Chinese immigrant women in nineteenth-century California, and much more. For individuals interested in the history of women in the United States.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Contributors

 

Introduction 

 

1.      The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier, Kathleen M. Brown

 

2.      The Beginnings of the Afro-American Family in Maryland, Allan Kulikoff

 

3.      Women and Property across Colonial America, Deborah A. Rosen

 

4.      Food Rioters and the American Revolution, Barbara Clark Smith

 

5.      Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills: “The Oppressing Hand of Avarice Would Enslave Us,”  Thomas Dublin

 

6.      The Domestic Balance of Power: Relations between Mistress and Maid in Nineteenth-Century New England, Carol Lasser

 

7.      Gender and Slave Labor in Antebellum New Orleans, Virginia Meacham Gould

 

8.       Women’s Rights Emerges within the Anti-slavery Movement: Angelina and Sarah Grimké in 1837, Kathryn Kish Sklar

 

9.       Women and Indians on the Frontier, Glenda Riley

 

10.     Victorian Women and Domestic Life: Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kathryn

            Kish Sklar

 

11.      Reproductive Control and Conflict in the Nineteenth Century, Janet Farrell Brodie

 

12.      The Exclusion of Chinese Women, 1870-1943, Sucheng Chan

 

13.     Separation as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870—1930, Estelle Freedman

 

14.     Race and Womanhood: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and African-American Women in North Carolina

            1880—1900, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

 

15.    Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers, Kathryn Kish Sklar

 

16.    “Charity Girls” and City Pleasures: Historical Notes on Working-Class Sexuality, 1880—1920, Kathy Peiss

 

17.    Discontented Black Feminists: Prelude and Postscript to the Passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, Rosalyn Terborg-

            Penn

 

18.    The Professionalization of Birth Control, Linda Gordon

 

19.    Why Were Most Politically Active Women Opposed to the ERA in the 1920s? Kathryn Kish Sklar

 

20.    Companionate Marriage and the Lesbian Threat, Christina Simmons

 

21.    Redefining “Women’s Work”: The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry During World War II, Ruth Milkman

 

22.    When Women Arrived: The Transformation of New York’s Chinatown, Xiaolan Bao

 

23.    Nina Simone, Culture, and Black Activism in the 1960s, Ruth Feldstein

 

24.    A New Women’s Movement: The Emergence of the National Organization for Women, Cynthia Harrison

 

25.    State Building, Health Policy, and the Persistence of the American Abortion Debate, Helene Silverberg

 

26.    Buscando La Vida: Mexican Immigrant Women's Memories of Home, Yearning, and Border Crossings, Maria de la Luz

           Ibarra

 

27.    Christians for Biblical Equality and the Fight for the Middle Ground, Julie Ingersoll

 

Selected Links to U.S. Women’s History Resource Materials on the Worldwide Web

 

Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130415707
Author:
Dublin, Thomas
Author:
Sklar, Kathryn Kish
Author:
Sklar, Kathryn
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080723
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.625 in 413 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

Women and Power in American History provides a coherent group of readings related to the unifying theme of power in women’s lives over time.  A greater understanding of how power inequalities are organized along gender lines can help us work toward a more egalitarian and just society. Because the work of the women’s movement is far from complete, the need for a fuller historical understanding of how women's lives have changed over time remains great.

 

This anthology brings together carefully selected, cutting-edge readings in U.S. Women's History—organized around issues related to gender and power in American society. The twenty-seven individual essays provide students with unifying themes that promote their understanding of women's history and changing gender relations. Both co-authors are highly visible in the field of women's history.

"Synopsis" by ,

 

This anthology brings together carefully selected, quality articles in U.S. Women's History–organized around an interest in issues of gender and power in American society.  Twenty-seven individual essays provide readers with a unifying theme, and a greater understanding of history and continuing changes in gender relations. The chosen works discuss the experience of white women in seventeenth-century Maryland, the beginnings of the Afro-American family in Maryland, religious women in revolutionary New England, the sexual division of labor and the artisan tradition in early industrial capitalism, female slaves, women's rights within the anti-slavery movement, sex roles and social stress in Jacksonian America, women and Indians on the frontier, Chinese immigrant women in nineteenth-century California, and much more. For individuals interested in the history of women in the United States.

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