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Prominent women like Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony have their place in American history texts. The Readers' Companion to U.S. Women's History includes essays on these women but at the same time incorporates more essays examining women's roles within key historical periods. Prominent contributors such as Catherine MacKinnon, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, and Sara M. Evans offer their insights and opinions on almost every topic under the sun, from the Harlem Renaissance to Mother's Day, from the Constitution to feminist theology.
In addition to a look at women's progress throughout the past 200-odd years, The Readers' Companion to U.S. Women's History offers a breakdown of the different movements that have grown out of the feminist movement. Ecofeminism, Marxist feminism, cultural feminism, and other strands of the fight for female equality are examined and discussed in context. Extensively cross-referenced, this book serves as a wonderful one-volume reference for the library of any women's-studies scholar.