Encyclopedia of Women in American History

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This three-volume reference brings together the past 40 years of scholarship and debate concerning women. Topics in Volume I include colonization, revolution, and the new nation (1585-1820); Volume II addresses the Civil War, western expansion, and industrialization (1820-1900); and Volume III discusses suffrage, world war, and modern times (1900 to the present). In addition to biographies of particular women, entries include essays and longer articles that analyze and interpret the developments that have carried...
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Overview

This three-volume reference brings together the past 40 years of scholarship and debate concerning women. Topics in Volume I include colonization, revolution, and the new nation (1585-1820); Volume II addresses the Civil War, western expansion, and industrialization (1820-1900); and Volume III discusses suffrage, world war, and modern times (1900 to the present). In addition to biographies of particular women, entries include essays and longer articles that analyze and interpret the developments that have carried women from traditional societies to the complex modern world, thus placing women's lives and accomplishments within a larger context. Each volume also contains letters and other documents, suggestions for further reading, some cross-referencing, and highlights that include trailblazers, striking quotations, and women's firsts. The set includes many b&w photographs and other illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Gr 5-9-Even collections well endowed enough to include Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer's monumental Women in World History (Gale, 2000) will be strengthened by this wide-ranging, if oddly organized, resource. This work contains several hundred alphabetically arranged topical and biographical articles in each volume, sandwiched between an opening section of broader essays and a closing one of landmark documents or extracts from literary works. Though the illustrations are muddy and in black and white, the double-columned text gives the pages an invitingly open look, enhanced by boxed insets that highlight pioneers or significant firsts. Each volume is devoted to a segment of this country's history, from 1585 to the present, and aside from a comprehensive set index in volume three, is an independent work. There is some subject overlap-three similar but independently written articles on "Abortion," for instance, and few inter-volume cross-references. Even within volumes, the see references are hit or miss; "Algonquian Household Economy" ends with a lead to "Iroquois Household Economy," but not vice-versa, and neither refers to similar articles for the Pawnee, Cherokee, or Chocktaw. Nonetheless, this set is chock-full of information that is hard to find elsewhere. Students researching topics as diverse as changing gender images or the WNBA; people as renowned as Pocahontas, or as little known as her royal relative Cockacoeske; or the role of women in any aspect of the U.S.'s social, political, and cultural history will find it invaluable.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765680389
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 800

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