American Women's History: A Student Companion

American Women's History: A Student Companion

by Glenna Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195113179

ISBN-13: 9780195113174

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

An encyclopedia of American women's history, this comprehensive reference book features in-depth articles on trends (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social movements (civil rights, feminism), ideas and concepts (domesticity, consciousness-raising), institutions (Children's Bureau, women in Congress), organizations (Girl Scouts of America, League of Women Voters)

Overview

An encyclopedia of American women's history, this comprehensive reference book features in-depth articles on trends (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social movements (civil rights, feminism), ideas and concepts (domesticity, consciousness-raising), institutions (Children's Bureau, women in Congress), organizations (Girl Scouts of America, League of Women Voters), events (American Revolution), issues (abortion, Equal Rights Amendment), key legal cases (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), laws and constitutional amendments, documents and publications (Ramona, Declaration of Sentiments), ethnic and social groups (African American women, Latinas), overviews (women's health, women in music and literature), and biographies of notable American women. This Companion is a perfect supplement to The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States.

Oxford's Student Companions to American History are state-of-the-art references for school and home, specifically designed and written for ages 12 through adult. Each book is a concise but comprehensive A-to-Z guide to a major historical period or theme in U.S. history, with articles on key issues and prominent individuals. The authors—distinguished scholars well-known in their areas of expertise—ensure that the entries are accurate, up-to-date, and accessible. Special features include an introductory section on how to use the book, further reading lists, cross-references, chronology, and full index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195113174
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Student Companions to American History Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface 6(1)
How to Use This Book 7(1)
American Women's History: A Student Companion
8(341)
Appendix 1: Important Dates in American Women's History 349(3)
Appendix 2: Museums and Historic Sites 352(6)
Further Reading and Websites 358(4)
Index 362

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