Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U. S. Women's History / Edition 3

Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U. S. Women's History / Edition 3

by Vicki Ruiz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415925169

ISBN-13: 9780415925167

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since the publication of its first edition in 1990, Unequal Sisters has been considered one of the most influential and groundbreaking works in the field of women's studies. Bringing together a broad, multicultural view, it presents the best scholarship available on the issues of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and class in its attempt to provide a

Overview

Since the publication of its first edition in 1990, Unequal Sisters has been considered one of the most influential and groundbreaking works in the field of women's studies. Bringing together a broad, multicultural view, it presents the best scholarship available on the issues of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and class in its attempt to provide a more accurate and more inclusive history of women in the United States.

Now, featuring more than twenty new essays and works by a number of exciting young scholars, this third edition maintains the essential themes and strong emphasis on women of color of earlier editions, but will incorporate many new developments in women's history: emerging views on American women in global perspective, considerations of masculinity, explorations of women of privilege, and increased emphasis on lesbians and Jewish women. Addressing questions regarding the rise of multiculturalism its impact on women's history, political changes, and the hope for a moreequitable future-Unequal Sisters continues to dominate the field of women's studies as an unequaled source of brilliant writing, groundbreaking scholarship, and timely commentary on what it means to be a woman in the United States today.

Contributors: Joyce Antler, Yamila Azize-Vargas, Mary H. Blewett, Jeanne Boydston, James F. Brooks, Elsa Barkley Brown, Antonia I. Castañeda, Ellen Carol DuBois, Cynthia Griggs Fleming, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Linda Gordon, Melanie Gustafson, Ramón Gutiérrez, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Nancy A. Hewitt, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Daniel Horowitz, Kumari Jayawardena, Susan Lee Johnson, Gail Paradise Kelly, ElizabethLapovosky Kennedy, Yolanda Chávez Leyva, Tessie Liu, Valerie Matsumoto, Joanne Meyerowitz, Alice Yang Murray, Annelise Orleck, Peggy Pascoe, Kathy Peiss, Theda Perdue, Barbara M. Posadas, Vicki L. Ruiz, Rickie Solinger, Brenda Stevenson, Rebecca Tsosie, Devra Anne Weber, Judy Yung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925167
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Nancy A. Hewitt--Beyond the Search for Sisterhood: American Women's History in the 1980s and 1990s

2. James F. Brooks--"This Evil Extends Especially to the Feminine Sex": Captivity and Identity in New Mexico, 1700-1846

3. Brenda Stevenson--Distress and Discord in Virginia Slave Families, 1830-1860

4. Antonia I. Castañeda--Gender, Race, and Culture: Spanish-Mexican Women in the Historiography of Frontier California

5. Jeanne Boydston--To Earn Her Daily Bread: Housework and Antebellum Working-Class Subsistence

6. Theda Perdue--Cherokee Women and The Trail of Tears

7. Susan Lee Johnson--"Domestic" Life in the Diggings: The Southern Mines in the California Gold Rush

8. Elsa Barkley Brown--To Catch the Vision of Freedom: Reconstructing Southern Black Women's Political History, 1865-1880

9. Mary H. Blewett--Deference and Defiance: Labor Politics and the Meanings of Masculinity in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century New England Textile Industry

10. Peggy Pascoe--Miscegenation Law, Court Cases, and Ideologies of Race in Twentieth-Century America

11. Devon A. Mihesuah--Too Dark to be Angels: The Class System Among the Cherokees at the Female Academy

12. Kumari Jayawardena--Going for the Jugular of Hindu Patriarchy: American Women Fundraisers for Ramabai

13. Alice Yang Murray--Ilse Women and the Early Korean American Community: Redefining the Origins of Feminist Empowerment

14. Linda Gordon--Black and White Visions of Welfare: Woman's Welfare Activism, 1890-1945

15. Melanie Gustafson--Partisan Women in the Progressive Era: The Struggle for Inclusion in American Political Parties

16. Judy Yung--Unbound Feet: Chinese Women in the Public Sphere

17. Yamila Azize-Vargas--The Roots of Puerto Rican Feminism: The Struggle for Universal Suffrage

18. Ellen Carol DuBois--Woman Suffrage Around the World: Three Phases of Suffragist Internationalism

19. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham--In Politics to Stay: Black Women Leaders and Party Politics in the 1920s

20. Joanne Meyerowitz--Sexual Geography and Gender Economy: The Furnished-Room Districts of Chicago, 1890-1930

21. Kathy Peiss--Making Faces: The Cosmetics Industry and the Cultural Construction of Gender, 1890-1930

22. Vicki L. Ruiz--"Star Struck": Acculturation, Adolescence, and Mexican American Women 1920-1950

23. Barbara Posadas--Crossed Boundaries in Interracial Chicago: Pilipino American Families Since 1925

24. Annelise Orleck--"We Are That Mythical Thing Called the Public": Militant Housewives During the Great Depression

25. Devra Anne Weber--Raiz Fuerte: Oral History and Mexicana Farmworkers

26. Yolanda Chávez Leyva--Breaking the Silence: Putting Latina Lesbian History at the Center

27. Elizabeth Lapovosky Kennedy--"But we would never talk about it": The Structures of Lesbian Discretion in South Dakota, 1928-1933

28. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall--Open Secrets: Memory, Imagination, and the Refashioning of Southern Identity

29. Evelyn Nakano Glenn--From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor

30. Sherrie Tucker--Telling Performances: Jazz History Remembered and Remade by the Women in the Band

31. Valerie Matsumoto--Japanese American Women During World War II

32. Joyce Antler--Between Culture and Politics: The Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs and the Promulgation of Women's History, 1944-1989

33. Daniel Horowitz--Rethinking Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique: Labor Union Radicalism and Feminism in Cold War America

34. Cynthia Griggs Fleming--"More Than a Lady": Ruby Doris Smith Robinson and Black Women's Leadership in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

35. Gail Paradise Kelly--To Become an American Woman: Education and Sex Role Socialization of the Vietnamese Immigrant Woman

36. Rebecca Tsosie--Changing Women: The Crosscurrents of American Indian Feminine Identity

37. Ramón Gutiérrez--Community, Patriarchy, and Individualism: The Politics of Chicano History and the Dream of Equality

38. Rickie Solinger--Dependency and Choice: The Two Faces of Eve

39. Tessie Liu--Teaching Differences Among Women From A Historical Perspective: Rethinking Race and Gender as Social Categories

Selected Bibliographies

Index

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