Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America / Edition 1

Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America / Edition 1

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by Sandra Opdycke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415921384

ISBN-13: 2900415921380

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Looking at general trends and specific items such as life in a tenement, women working overseas in World War I, the production of cosmetics in the 1920s, and new female immigration, this atlas portrays the history of American women from a vivid geographical and

demographic perspective. In a variety of colorful maps and charts, this important new work documents

Overview

Looking at general trends and specific items such as life in a tenement, women working overseas in World War I, the production of cosmetics in the 1920s, and new female immigration, this atlas portrays the history of American women from a vivid geographical and

demographic perspective. In a variety of colorful maps and charts, this important new work documents milestones in the evolution of the social and political rights of women. Coverage includes the rise of reform movements such as temperance, women's suffrage, and abolition during the 19th

century, and contraception, abortion rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment in the 20th.

IINTRODUCTION

PART I: BREAKING OLD TIES: AMERICAN WOMEN BEFORE 1800

The First American Women

European Women in the New World

Women in the Northern Colonies

Women in the Southern Colonies

Enslaved Women in the Colonies

Women in the

Revolutionary Era

Women in the Young Republic

Martha Ballard, Eighteenth-Century Midwife

PART II: WOMEN'S PLACE IN AN EXPANDING NATION: 1800-1865

White Women Move West

The Uprooting of Native American Women

Urban Women before the Civil War

Working Women in

Antebellum America

Black and White Women on the Plantation

Women and Antebellum Reform

Angelina Grimke, Abolitionist

Southern Women during the Civil War

Northern Women during the Civil War

PART III: SEEKING A VOICE: 1865-1914

Women in the South During

Reconstruction

Women of Color Face New Adversity

Settling the Prairies

The Lady of the House

A New Wave of Immigrant Women

Making a Home in the Tenements

Working Women at the Turn of the Century

Women in Factories

Women and the Unions

Sister Carrie in the

Industrial City

New Professional Careers for Women

Women and Progressive-Era Reform

Bohemian Women

PART IV: TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACKWARD: 1914-1965

Winning the Vote

Women in World War I

Women's Politics after Suffrage

Black Women Leaving the

South

Women's Work Between the Wars

A World of Things to Buy

Selling Beauty

Women During the Depression

Eleanor Roosevelt, Voice of Conscience

World War II: Women in the Military

World War II: Women on the Home Front

The Move to the Suburbs

Confronting

the Question of Race

PART V: REDEFINING WOMEN'S PLACE: 1965 TO THE PRESENT

Conflict and Dissent in the Late 1960s

Confronting the Question of Gender

Recent Trends in Women's Work

Recent Trends in Women's Income

Recent Trends in Women's Immigration

Recent Trends

in Women and Politics

Georganna Deas, Speaking Truth to Power

Recent Trends Regarding Women and Crime

Recent Trends in Women's Health

Living Longer

AMERICAN WOMEN: STATISTICS OVER TIME

FURTHER READING

INDEX

MAP

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415921380
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Routledge Atlases of American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144

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I found this book to be an informative and entertaining guide to the important role that women have played in history. I have given it as a gift to several of my friends and they were thrilled to pass it on to their daughters. The world needs more books like this one!