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The Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century
     

The Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century

by Catherine Clinton
 

ISBN-10: 0231109202

ISBN-13: 9780231109208

Pub. Date: 03/23/2000

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The experience of women in the nineteenth century has generated a wealth of groundbreaking research in recent decades. The Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century presents the best scholarship in a concise, easy-to-use volume. It combines overview articles, a chronological history, and alphabetical entries on key events, movements, organizations,

Overview

The experience of women in the nineteenth century has generated a wealth of groundbreaking research in recent decades. The Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century presents the best scholarship in a concise, easy-to-use volume. It combines overview articles, a chronological history, and alphabetical entries on key events, movements, organizations, and individual figures to provide an authoritative source of information and interpretation.

The authors emphasize the areas in which scholars have identified important changes [such as suffrage and reform], topics in which researchers are now making great strides [such as racial, ethnic, religious, and regional diversity], and innovative and relatively recent explorations [for example, work on female friendships and female sexuality]. Subjects discussed include domestic life, the changing roles of women in the worforce, immigration, religion, women's education, morality, and the development of feminist and other social and political movements. The Columbia Guide also includes a chapter on resources for further research, including general historical works, biographies and autobiographies, journals, archives, Web sites, novels, and films.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231109208
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2000
Series:
Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.05(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 1Narrative Overview1
Historiographical Essay3
Chapter 1Post-Revolutionary America18
Chapter 2The Economy, Households, and Labor28
Chapter 3Education and Reform38
Chapter 4The Church and the Law53
Chapter 5Natives and Immigrants66
Chapter 6The Civil War and Reconstruction78
Chapter 7Commerce and Culture90
Chapter 8Sexuality, Reproduction, and Gender Roles101
Chapter 9Suffrage and Reform Politics112
Chapter 10Epilogue: The Turn of the Century127
Notes135
Part 2American Women in the Nineteenth Century A to Z139
Part 3Concise Chronology221
Part 4Resources231
Introduction233
Section ITopics234
Section IIBibliographies and Reference Works277
Section IIIGeneral Historical Works and Overviews279
Section IVBiographies, Autobiographies, and Primary Sources282
Section VJournals, Archives, Projects295
Section VIElectronic Resources303
Section VIINovels and Films307
Index311

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