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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 book covers such diverse groups as Christian Indian women in colonial America, African-American women in post-Civil War Atlanta, young Jewish labor organizers in turn-of-the-century New York, new arrivals to San Francisco's Chinatown, Japanese-American women during World War II, and Chicana feminists. 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.

Synopsis:

With its mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America has long been an invaluable resource. This sixth edition provides extensive coverage of recent events in American women's history, adds several new selections from leading theorists and historians, and restores several readings that were cut from the fifth edition.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

introduction


I. TRADITIONAL AMERICA 1600-1820


Introduction


The First American Women, Sara Evans


The Ways of Her Household, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Document: The Trial of Anne Hutchinson, 1637


Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian Controversy


The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: The Economic Basis of Witchcraft, Carol F. Karlsen


Documents: Service and Servitude


"According to the Condition of the mother...."


"that abominable mixture and spurious issue..."


"the deplorable condition your poor Betty endures..."


"Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village", Cornelia Hughes Dayton


Documents: Supporting the Revolution


The Sentiments of an American Woman


"the bullets would not cheat the gallows...", Sarah Osborn


"I have Don as much to Carrey on the Warr as maney...., Rachel Wells


The Republican Mother, Linda K. Kerber


IIA.


Introduction


Documents: The Testimony of Slave Women


"I am quite heartsick", Maria Perkins


"Look for some others for to 'plenish de earth'", Rose


The Nature of Female Slavery, Deborah Gray White


The Midwestern Farming Family, 1850, John Mack Faragher


Women, Children, and the Uses of the Streets: Class and Gender Conflict in New York City 1850-1860, Christine Stansell


The Pastoralization of Housework, Jeanne Boydston


Document: "She complained of the hours for labor being too many..."


The Sexual Division of Labor and the Artisan Tradition, Mary H. Blewett


Kathryn Kish Sklar: Catharine Beecher: Transforming the Teaching Profession, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg


Under the Shadow of Maternity, Judith Walzer Leavitt


Abortion in America, James C. Mohr


Document: Married Women's Property Acts


"What I have suffered, I cannot tell you", Keziah Kendall


The Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention: A Study of Social Networks, Judith Wellman


Political Oratory


Sojourner Truth's Defense of the Rights of Women, Reported in 1851, Rewritten in 1863., Nell Irvin Painter


"We would act as well as endure...", Mary C. Vaughan


Documents: Counterfeit Fredom


"Young women particulary flock backandforth...", A. S. Hitchcock


"I was more dead than alive...", Roda Ann Childs


"Guaranteed to us and our daughters forever", Susan B. Anthony


IIB. INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA, 1880-1920


Introduction


Elsa Barkley Brown, Maggie Lena Walker and the Independent Order of Saint Lake: Advancing Women, Race, and Community in Turn-of-the-Century Richmond


Documents: Working for Wages


Seven Days a Week: Domestic Work, David M. Katzman


"We fought and we bled and we died", Pauline Newman


Where Are the Organized Women Workers?, Alice Kessler-Harris


Putting on Style: Working Women and Leisure in Turn of the Century New York, Kathy Peiss


Documents: Struggling for Educational Opportunities


Zitakala-Sa "...educating the children of the red man!


"... I walked on air for ... I was a _student_ now....", Mary Antin


"The passionate desire of women ... for higher education", M. Carey Thomas


Hispanic Village Women on the Southwest Fontier, Sarah Deutsch


Home Mission Women, Race and Culture: The Case of the "Native Helpers", Peggy Pascoe


Document: Working for Economic and Racial Justice


"... I arrived at Hull House, Chicago.... and discovered the... sweating system.", Florence Kelley


"Nobody ... believes the old threadbare lie", Ida B. Wells


Female Support Networks and Political Activism: Lillian Wald, Crystal Eastman, Emma Goldman, Blanche Wiesen Cook


Woman Suffrage and White Supremacy: A Virginia Case Study, Suzanne Lebsock


Document: Controlling Reproduction


I resolved that women should have knowledge of contraception.", Margaret Sanger


Menopause and Its Meaning, Lois Banner


III MODERN AMERICA, 1920-1990


Introduction


Equal Rights and Economic Roles: The Conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1920s, Nancy F. Cott


Eleanor Roosevelt as Reformer, Feminist and Political Boss, Blanche Weisen Cook


Fasting Girls: The Emerging Ideal of Slenderness in American Culture, Joan Jacobs Brumberg


The "Industrial Revolution" in the Home: Household Technology and Social Change in the Twentieth Century, Ruth Schwartz Cowan


Disorderly Women: Gender and Labor Militancy in the Applachian South, Jacquelyn Down Hall


Harder Times: The Great Depression Linda Gordon, Jacqueline Jones


Of the Tenant Child as Mother to the Woman, Margaret Jarman Hagood


Prostitutes on Strike: The Women of Hotel Street During World War II, Beth Bailey and David Farber


Japanese American Women During World War II, Valerie Matsumoto


Gender at Work: The Sexual Division of Labor During World War II, Ruth Milkman


Unwed Mothers, Social Workers, and the Postwar Family: White Neurosis, Black Pathology, Regina G. Kunzel


Mannishness, Lesbianism, and Homophobia in U. S. Women's Sports, Susan K. Cahn


Documents: Making the Personal Political-I


"I had entered law school preoccupied with the racial struggle, but I graduated an unabashed feminist as well.", Pauli Murray


"...the first woman farmworker organizer out in the fields", Jessie Lopez de la Cruz


Ladies' Day at the Capitol: Women Strike for Peace versus HUAC, Amy Swerdlow


Documents: Making the Personal Political-II


"She said I would grow up a wife and a slave, but she taught me the songs of the warrior woman....", Maxine Hong Kinston


"... I see men who consider themselves dedicated revolutionaries, yet exploit their wives and girl friends shamefully without ever noticing a contradiction", Betty Freidan


How to Bandage a War, Laura Palmer


"Abortion, Motherhood and Morality", Kristen Luker


Document: Making the Personal Political--III


"...the thoughts of one who loves life as a woman...", Phyllis Schlafly


"The New Feminism and the Dynamics of SOcial Change", Jane Sherron De Hart


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195159820
Editor:
Kerber, Linda K.
Editor:
de Hart, Jane Sherron
Editor:
Kerber, Linda K.
Editor:
de Hart, Jane Sherron
Author:
de Hart, Jane Sherron
Author:
null, Linda K.
Author:
null, Jane Sherron
Author:
Kerber, Linda K.
Author:
De, Jane Sherron
Author:
Jane Sherron De Hart
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
History, American | Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women in politics -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Series Volume:
no. 23
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 photos and 1 map
Pages:
768
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7 x 9.9 x 1.3 in 3.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With its mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America has long been an invaluable resource. This sixth edition provides extensive coverage of recent events in American women's history, adds several new selections from leading theorists and historians, and restores several readings that were cut from the fifth edition.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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