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The most inclusive book to date on U.S. women's collective history! A landmark work, The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History, gathers together more than 400 articles to offer a diverse, rich, and often neglected panorama of the nation's past. Written by more than 300 contributors, drawn from various areas of expertise, these narrative and interpretive entries "effectively cover five centuries of women's experiences" (Bloomsbury Review). Here are articles on cowgirls and child care, on the daily lives of single women and the changing notions of motherhood, on the artistic contributions of women of color and the history of Jewish feminism. Wide-ranging in scope and wonderfully accessible, this unique resource reexamines with fresh clarity and brio the issues and concerns that color the lives of all women. Articles and their contributors include: African American Women, Darlene Clark Hine; Cult of Domesticity, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg; Fashion and Style, Lynn Yaeger; Jazz and Blues, Daphne Duval Harrison; Lesbians, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy; Native American Cultures, Clara Sue Kidwell; Picture Brides, Judy Yung; Salem Witchcraft Trials, Mary Beth Norton; Vietnam Era, Sara M. Evans.
Named an Editor's chioce by the Chicago Tribune, which hailed it as "intellectually engaging" on topics "from the Harlem Renaissance to Standardized testing to terrorism." The Chicago Tribune
The Readers' Companion to U.S. Women's History is a landmark work, the first major volume to cover women's experience in the United States from the earliest times with a truly inclusive consciousness. Its more than 400 articles are interpretive as well as narrative, combining investigation of the past with in-depth descriptions of women's day-to-day lives. Articles consider such questions as: How has child care changed from colonial times to the present? What role did women play in the Harlem Renaissance? What impact did the National Origins Act have on women? How have women been instrumental in the labor movement? Written by more than 300 contributors selected from many fields and areas of expertise, The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History is a collaboration of renowned historians and feminist pioneers. This is the definitive companion for every-one interested in U.S. history and women's studies - enlightening, surprising, and thought-provoking.
A groundbreaking one-volume reference on the history of women in the United States, "The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History" contains more than 400 articles which are interpretative as well as narrative, combining investigation of the past with an examination of women's day-to-day lives. Contributors include Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Sara M. Evans, Judy Yung, and many others. 70 illustrations. 672 pp. National ads.