A Companion to American Women's History / Edition 1

A Companion to American Women's History / Edition 1

by Nancy A. Hewitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631212523

ISBN-13: 9780631212522

Pub. Date: 08/26/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This collection of twenty-four original essays by leading scholars in American women's history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field.

  • Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work,
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    Overview

    This collection of twenty-four original essays by leading scholars in American women's history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field.

  • Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work, consumer culture, and feminism.
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic.
  • Includes expanded bibliography of titles to guide further research.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780631212522
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    08/26/2002
    Series:
    Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Series, #32
    Pages:
    512
    Product dimensions:
    6.55(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.37(d)

    Table of Contents

    About the Contributors
    Introduction
    Pt. IThe Colonial Era, 1600-17601
    1The Imperial Gaze: Native American, African American, and Colonial Women in European Eyes3
    2Slavery and the Slave Trade20
    3Contact and Conquest in Colonial North America35
    4Building Colonies, Defining Families49
    5Sinners and Saints: Women and Religion in Colonial America66
    Pt. IIThe Creation of a New Nation, 1760-188081
    6A Revolution for Whom? Women in the Era of the American Revolution83
    7Gender and Class Formations in the Antebellum North100
    8Religion, Reform, and Radicalism in the Antebellum Era117
    9Conflicts and Cultures in the West132
    10Rural Women150
    11The Civil War Era167
    12Marriage, Property, and Class193
    13Health, Sciences, and Sexualities in Victorian America206
    Pt. IIIModern America, 1880-1990225
    14Education and the Professions227
    15Wage-earning Women250
    16Consumer Cultures274
    17Urban Spaces and Popular Cultures, 1890-1930295
    18Women on the Move: Migration and Immigration312
    19Women's Movements, 1880s-1920s328
    20Medicine, Law, and the State: The History of Reproduction348
    21The Great Depression and World War II366
    22Rewriting Postwar Women's History, 1945-1960382
    23Civil Rights and Black Liberation397
    24Second-wave Feminism414
    Bibliography: Selected Secondary Sources433
    Index481

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