Changing Woman: A History of Racial Ethnic Women in Modern America / Edition 1

Changing Woman: A History of Racial Ethnic Women in Modern America / Edition 1

by Karen Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195117883

ISBN-13: 9780195117882

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

While great strides have been made in documenting the historical experiences and actions of middle-class white women in the United States, scholarship on racial ethnic women has begun to appear only in recent years as women of color and other scholars have broadened the base of inquiry in women's history. Without a window into the lives of racial ethnic women our…  See more details below

Overview

While great strides have been made in documenting the historical experiences and actions of middle-class white women in the United States, scholarship on racial ethnic women has begun to appear only in recent years as women of color and other scholars have broadened the base of inquiry in women's history. Without a window into the lives of racial ethnic women our understanding of the meanings and dynamics of various forms of social inequality will be woefully inadequate. Now, in this illuminating volume, Karen Anderson offers the first book to examine the lives of women from three important ethnic groups in the United States--Native American, Mexican American, and African American women--revealing the specificities and commonalities of their experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195117882
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1."Changing Woman" and the Politics of Difference3
2.American Indian Women and Cultural Conflict17
3.An Expensive Luxury: Women, Civilization, and Resistance, 1887-193437
4.From the Indian New Deal to Red Power: Women, "Self-Determination," and Power67
5.Mexicanas: The Immigrant Experience, 1900-195092
6.Border Women: Gender, Culture, and Power in Mexican American Communities from 1950 to the Present123
7.In the Shadow of the Plantation: African American Women, 1865-1940153
8.Progress and Protest: African American Women Since 1940185
Notes221
Index285

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