Born For Liberty

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From the indigeous women of the sixteenth-century wilderness to the dual-layer career women and mothers of contemporary times, this book brings American womanhood to center stage. In exploring the lives of pioneers and slaves, immigrant and factory workers, executives and homemakers, Evans sheds light on their contributions to the shaping of the nation and transforms our notions about political participation and active citizenship.
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Overview

From the indigeous women of the sixteenth-century wilderness to the dual-layer career women and mothers of contemporary times, this book brings American womanhood to center stage. In exploring the lives of pioneers and slaves, immigrant and factory workers, executives and homemakers, Evans sheds light on their contributions to the shaping of the nation and transforms our notions about political participation and active citizenship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684834986
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 225,278
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.43 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Sara Evans
Sara Evans

Multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans has garnered such honors as ACM's Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA's Video of the Year, named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," and the first country star to compete in ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The First American Women 7
2 The Women Who Came to North America, 1607-1770 21
3 "But What Have I to Do with Politicks?": The Revolutionary Era 45
4 The Age of Association: 1820-1845 67
5 A Time of Division: 1845-1865 93
6 "Maternal Commonwealth" in the Gilded Age: 1865-1890 119
7 Women and Modernity: 1890-1920 145
8 Flappers, Freudians, and All That Jazz 175
9 Surviving the Great Depression 197
10 Women at War: The 1940s 219
11 The Cold War and the "Feminine Mystique" 243
12 Decade of Discovery: "The Personal Is Political" 263
13 The Politicization of Personal Life: Women Versus Women 287
14 Toward a New Century 309
Notes 333
Further Reading 387
Index 397
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    (RATING FOR BOOK< NOT THE SITE) Having the correct Evans' li

    (RATING FOR BOOK&lt; NOT THE SITE)
    Having the correct Evans' listed as the author would be ONE tid-bit that could be useful to someone,
     The woman who wrote Born for Liberty was born in 1959. Sara M. Evans is a Professor of history.
    . She specializes in American social and women's history of the 20th century.

    Collection consists of subject files, course materials, research files, publication materials, lectures, correspondence
    , project documentation, student course work and student activist work accumulated by Evans during her career as first a student,
     then a professor and historian, of women's history. Topics include feminism, minority women, religion, violence, civil rights,
     labor activism at Duke University, lesbianism, motherhood, feminist theology, employment, socialist feminism,
    Christian feminism, National Organization for Women, Organization of American Historians, and student activism.
     Collection contains materials used in the preparation of her publications, including Personal Politics. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    This seller was great! No problems and the book arrived quickly, especially since I live overseas. Highly recommend this seller and will use again in the future!!

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