Modern American Women: A Documentary History

Modern American Women: A Documentary History

by Susan Ware
     
 

A collection of primary source documents for the American women's history course,'Modern American Women: A Documentary History' focuses on events and developments involving women from 1890 to the present. New material includes documents on anti-lynching activism and Indian relocation,excerpts from 'The Vagina Monologues' by Eve Ensler,expanded chapters on… See more details below

Overview

A collection of primary source documents for the American women's history course,'Modern American Women: A Documentary History' focuses on events and developments involving women from 1890 to the present. New material includes documents on anti-lynching activism and Indian relocation,excerpts from 'The Vagina Monologues' by Eve Ensler,expanded chapters on 'Sexuality and the Body' and 'The State of the Movement for Women's Equality'. New part introductions provide historical context for and identify key themes that emerge from the documents in each of the book's three parts while headnotes,suggestions for further reading and photo essays supplement this already thorough and intimate look at women's history in the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534110192
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
11/28/1988
Series:
History Ser.
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Ware specializes in twentieth-century U.S. history and the history of American Women. The author of 'Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism'(1993); 'Partner and I: Molly Dewson, Feminism, and New Deal Politics'(1987); Holding Their Own: American Women in the 1930s'(1982); and 'Beyond Suffrage: Women in the New Deal'(1981), Ware taught in the history department of New York University from 1986-1995 and served as an Honorary Visiting Scholar at the Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College from 1996-1997. She is currently an independent scholar based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Pt. IModern Women in the Making, 1890-19201
Ch. 1Visions of the New Woman3
Nellie Bly: "Girl Reporter Derring-Do"4
Bertha Palmer: The Fair Women, Chicago, 18937
Anna J. Cooper: Black Women Plan to Lead Their Race11
Ida B. Wells: Speaking Out Against Lynching14
Frances Willard Equates Learning to Ride a Bicycle with Opening New Frontiers for Women17
Anzia Yezierska: An Immigrant Daughter Awakens to the Possibilities of the New World20
Edith Eudora Ammons: A Woman Homesteader23
Ch. 2Expanding Horizons for Educated Women28
Molly Dewson's Letters Home from Wellesley30
Jane Addams Struggles with the Problem of "After College, What?"34
Alice Hamilton Explores the Dangerous Trades37
Mamie Garvin Fields: African-American Women Enter the Teaching Profession40
Mary Ritter Beard: Women and Progressive Politics43
Ch. 3Women at Work47
The Burdens of Rural Women's Lives49
Buffalobird Woman's Story51
The Harsh Conditions of Domestic Service52
Female Perspectives on the Great Migration56
Agnes Nestor: The Story of a Glove Maker59
Working Women Write the Jewish Daily Forward62
Photo Essay66
Ch. 4Feminists, Anarchists, and Other Rebel Girls74
Mother Jones Supports Striking Coal Miners in Colorado76
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Feminist Challenge to the Privatized Home78
Josephine Conger-Kaneko: Wages for Housework81
Margaret Sanger's Epiphany Over Birth Control84
Emma Goldman: A Radical View of Women's Emancipation89
Ch. 5The Final Push for Suffrage93
Abigail Scott Duniway: A Western Suffragist Talks to Her Eastern Sisters95
Florence Luscomb: Open-Air Meetings: A New Suffrage Tactic98
Marie Jenny Howe: An Anti-Suffrage Monologue101
Leonora O'Reilly: A Labor Organizer Speaks Out for Suffrage105
Maud Wood Park: "Front Door Lobbying" for Suffrage107
Suffrage Militant Alice Paul Goes to Jail110
Suggestions for Further Reading115
Pt. IIIndividual Choices, Collective Progress, 1920-1963117
Ch. 6New Dilemmas for Modern Women119
Carrie Chapman Catt: New Voters121
Doris Stevens and Alice Hamilton: Feminists Debate the Equal Rights Amendment123
Dorothy Dunbar Bromley: Generational Conflicts127
Anxious Mothers Write the Children's Bureau130
Women of the Ku Klux Klan134
Nella Larsen: The Harlem Renaissance139
Ch. 7Women Face the Depression143
Meridel LeSueur: The Despair of Unemployed Women145
American Women Ask Eleanor Roosevelt for Help149
Ann Marie Low: The Dust Bowl153
Margaret Jarman Hagood: The Life Cycle of a White Southern Farm Woman156
Carlotta Silvas Martin: A Mexican-American Childhood during the Depression162
Genora Johnson Dollinger: Women and Labor Militancy165
Tillie Olsen: "I Want You Women Up North to Know"171
Photo Essay175
Ch. 8Rosie the Rivester and Other Wartime Women183
Fanny Christina Hill: Rosie the Riveter185
Marion Stegeman: Women in the Armed Forces188
Harriette Arnow: Wartime Migration192
Monica Sone: Japanese Relocation197
Ruth Marshak: Women of Wartime Los Alamos201
Ch. 9The 50s: The Way We Were?206
Betty Jeanne Boggs: Balancing Work and Family208
Wilma Mankiller: Indian Relocation211
Joanna Rubin: An Unplanned Pregnancy215
Ethel Barol Taylor: Women Strike for Peace217
Rosa Parks and Virginia Foster Durr: Civil Rights Activists220
Rachel Carson Answers Her Critics226
Suggestions for Further Reading229
Pt. IIIThe Personal Becomes Political, 1963 to the Present233
Ch. 10The Revival of Feminism235
Founding the National Organization for Women, 1966237
Robin Morgan: Feminist Guerrilla Theater, 1968240
Pat Mainardi: The Politics of Housework243
Kate Shanley: Thoughts on Indian Feminism246
Combahee River Collective: Black Feminism249
Michele Wallace: A More Personal View of Black Feminism257
Houston, 1977262
Phyllis Schlafly: A Different View of Women's Nature264
Ch. 11Women, Work, and Social Change268
Cathy Tuley: Clerical Workers Unite270
Crystal Lee Sutton: The Real "Norma Rae" Tells Her Story273
Susan Eisenberg: Hard-Hatted Women278
Jessie Lopez De La Cruz: Organizing the Farm Workers282
Johnnie Tillmon: Women on Welfare286
Photo Essay290
Ch. 12Sexuality and the Body298
Helen Gurley Brown: Sex and the Single Girl300
Margaret Cruikshank: Coming Out303
Mariah Burton Nelson: Sex and Sports307
Marissa Navarro: Becoming La Mujer313
Nancy Mairs: Women and Disabilities315
Abra Fortune Chernik: The Voice of an Anorexic320
Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues324
Ch. 13Backlash and Progress327
Susan Faludi: The Backlash against Feminism329
Anita Hill: A Woman of Conscience334
Katie Roiphe: Date Rape: Hysteria or Epidemic?338
Christina Hoff Sommers: Who Stole Feminism?340
Equal Protection Under the Law: United States v. Virginia (1996)344
Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards: A Third Wave Feminist Manifesta348
Charlotte Bunch: Global Feminism350
Gloria Anzaldua: The Borderlands353
Suggestions for Further Reading358

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