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
     
 

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

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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

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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)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Beyond the Search for Sisterhood: American Women's History in the 1980s1
2Female Slaves: Sex Roles and Status in the Antebellum Plantation South20
3Cherokee Women and the Trail of Tears32
4To Earn Her Daily Bread: Housework and Antebellum Working-Class Subsistence44
5La Tules of Image and Reality: Euro-American Attitudes and Legend Formation on a Spanish-Mexican Frontier57
6Native American Women and Agriculture: A Seneca Case Study70
7The Domestication of Politics: Women and American Political Society, 1780-192085
8Women, Children, and the Uses of the Streets: Class and Gender Conflict in New York City, 1850-1860111
9"The Reputation of a Lady": Sarah Ballenden and the Foss-Pelly Scandal128
10Gender Systems in Conflict: The Marriages of Mission-Educated Chinese American Women, 1874-1939139
11Black and White Visions of Welfare: Women's Welfare Activism, 1890-1945157
12Sexual Geography and Gender Economy: The Furnished-Room Districts of Chicago, 1890-1930186
13The Uprising of the Thirty Thousand203
14Working Women, Class Relations, and Suffrage Militance: Harriot Stanton Blatch and the New York Woman Suffrage Movement, 1894-1909228
15The Social Awakening of Chinese American Women as Reported in Chung Sai Yat Po, 1900-1911247
16The Emergence of Feminism in Puerto Rico, 1870-1930260
17Womanist Consciousness: Maggie Lena Walker and the Independent Order of Saint Luke268
18"Go After the Women": Americanization and the Mexican Immigrant Woman, 1915-1929284
19Dead Ends or Gold Mines? Using Missionary Records in Mexican American Women's History298
20Crossed Boundaries in Interracial Chicago: Pilipino American Families Since 1925316
21"It Jus Be's Dat Way Sometime": The Sexual Politics of Women's Blues330
22Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West: Preliminary Thoughts on the Culture of Dissemblance342
23Disorderly Women: Gender and Labor Militancy in the Appalachian South348
24Making Faces: The Cosmetics Industry and the Cultural Construction of Gender, 1890-1930377
25Raiz Fuerte: Oral History and Mexicana Farmworkers395
26From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor405
27Japanese American Women During World War II436
28Oral History and the Study of Sexuality in the Lesbian Community: Buffalo, New York, 1940-1960450
29Race and "Value": Black and White Illegitimate Babies, in the U.S., 1945-1965463
30Ladies' Day at the Capitol: Women Strike for Peace Versus HUAC479
31To Become an American Woman: Education and Sex Role Socialization of the Vietnamese Immigrant Woman497
32Changing Women: The Crosscurrents of American Indian Feminine Identity508
33The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, 1970-1980531
34Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. Sears, Roebuck and Company: A Personal Account545
35The Last Taboo560
36Teaching the Differences Among Women from a Historical Perspective: Rethinking Race and Gender as Social Categories571
Selected Bibliographies585
Index607
Notes on Contributors617

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