Sharing the World Stage: Biography and Gender in World History, Volume 2 / Edition 1

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By combining biography with gender, this two-volume biographical world history reader fully integrates women into traditional political and social narratives. Profiles feature compelling political figures, activists, and artists from all regions of the globe—the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East—and primary sources place them in context by illustrating the social conditions and political issues of their time.Each chapter includes biographies of one man and one woman, followed by four to eight primary sources. The primary sources range from political writings and letters to art and memoirs, and expose students to different types of historical evidence. Each chapter also includes background material on the political and social climate of the period, as well as brief introductions to other historical figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618370474
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Slaughter received her Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of New Mexico, where she is currently a professor of history and chaiman of the department. Her training is in Modern European history, with a focus on women's history and modern Italy. She has published extensively in scholarly collections and has edited several journals in history and women's studies.

Melissa K. Bokovoy received her Ph.D. in 1991 from Indiana University. Her training is in Eastern European history since 1453. She is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico. She has published two books on modern Yugoslavia, and has contributed numerous articles and chapters to scholarly collections on Eastern Europe.

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Table of Contents

I. Gender, Colonialism, and Conquest in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 1. Hemispheres Collide: The Spanish Conquest and Colonization of Mexico: Hernán Cortes (1485-1547) and Malintzin or Dona Marina (1505-ca.1529) 2. The Ottoman Empire: Hurrem Sultan (d. 1558) and Ibrahim Pasha (d. 1535) 3. Building the Persian Islamic Legacy in INdia: Jahangir (1569-1627) and Nur Jahan (ca. 1576-1645) 4. The Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope: Autshumato (Harry) (ca. 1611-1673) and Krotoa (Eva) (ca. 1642-1674) II. Experiments in Revolutionary Change and Resistance (Late Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries) 5. Human Rights and Eighteenth-Century Revolutionary Thought: Olaudah Equiano (ca.1745-ca.1797) and Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) 6. Transforming Japan: Matsuo Taseko (1811-1894) and Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909) 7. Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast: Salme bint Said (Emily Ruete, 1840-1890) and Her Brothers, the Sultans of Zanzibar (r. 1856-1893) 8. Revolutionary Lives: Vladimir Ilyich (Ulyanov) Lenin (1870-1924) and Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) III. Mass Politics of the Left and Right 9. Revolutions in Early-Twentieth-Century China: Qiu Jin (1875-1907) and Chen Duxiu (1879-1942) 10. Anti-imperialist Nationalism: Sa'ad Zaghlul (ca. 1857-1927) and Huda Sha'rawi (1879-1947) 11. "The Savior" and "the Conscience" of the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940: Juana Belen Gutierrez de Mendoza (1875-1942) and Lázaro Cárdenas (1895-1970) 12. Fascism Between the Wars: Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) and Margherita Grassini Sarfatti (1880-1961) IV. Writing and Performing Dissent in a Global Community 13. United States and Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) and Frances FitzGerald (b. 1940) 14. The "Dirty War": Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and General Jorge Rafael Videla Redondo (b. 1925) 15. Decolonization and Independence in Senegal: Leopold Sedar Senghor (1906-2002) and Miriama Bá (1929-1981) 16. A Culture War Within Islam? Salman Rushdie (b. 1947) and Taslima Nasrin (b. 1962)

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