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

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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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A broad-ranging anthology containing some 40 works of feminist history focusing on the experiences of women of color, from which more than half of the articles are drawn. Includes some scholarship addressing class and sexual orientation, as well. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415925167
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Beyond the Search for Sisterhood: American Women's History in the 1980s 1
2 Female Slaves: Sex Roles and Status in the Antebellum Plantation South 20
3 Cherokee Women and the Trail of Tears 32
4 To Earn Her Daily Bread: Housework and Antebellum Working-Class Subsistence 44
5 La Tules of Image and Reality: Euro-American Attitudes and Legend Formation on a Spanish-Mexican Frontier 57
6 Native American Women and Agriculture: A Seneca Case Study 70
7 The Domestication of Politics: Women and American Political Society, 1780-1920 85
8 Women, Children, and the Uses of the Streets: Class and Gender Conflict in New York City, 1850-1860 111
9 "The Reputation of a Lady": Sarah Ballenden and the Foss-Pelly Scandal 128
10 Gender Systems in Conflict: The Marriages of Mission-Educated Chinese American Women, 1874-1939 139
11 Black and White Visions of Welfare: Women's Welfare Activism, 1890-1945 157
12 Sexual Geography and Gender Economy: The Furnished-Room Districts of Chicago, 1890-1930 186
13 The Uprising of the Thirty Thousand 203
14 Working Women, Class Relations, and Suffrage Militance: Harriot Stanton Blatch and the New York Woman Suffrage Movement, 1894-1909 228
15 The Social Awakening of Chinese American Women as Reported in Chung Sai Yat Po, 1900-1911 247
16 The Emergence of Feminism in Puerto Rico, 1870-1930 260
17 Womanist Consciousness: Maggie Lena Walker and the Independent Order of Saint Luke 268
18 "Go After the Women": Americanization and the Mexican Immigrant Woman, 1915-1929 284
19 Dead Ends or Gold Mines? Using Missionary Records in Mexican American Women's History 298
20 Crossed Boundaries in Interracial Chicago: Pilipino American Families Since 1925 316
21 "It Jus Be's Dat Way Sometime": The Sexual Politics of Women's Blues 330
22 Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West: Preliminary Thoughts on the Culture of Dissemblance 342
23 Disorderly Women: Gender and Labor Militancy in the Appalachian South 348
24 Making Faces: The Cosmetics Industry and the Cultural Construction of Gender, 1890-1930 377
25 Raiz Fuerte: Oral History and Mexicana Farmworkers 395
26 From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor 405
27 Japanese American Women During World War II 436
28 Oral History and the Study of Sexuality in the Lesbian Community: Buffalo, New York, 1940-1960 450
29 Race and "Value": Black and White Illegitimate Babies, in the U.S., 1945-1965 463
30 Ladies' Day at the Capitol: Women Strike for Peace Versus HUAC 479
31 To Become an American Woman: Education and Sex Role Socialization of the Vietnamese Immigrant Woman 497
32 Changing Women: The Crosscurrents of American Indian Feminine Identity 508
33 The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, 1970-1980 531
34 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. Sears, Roebuck and Company: A Personal Account 545
35 The Last Taboo 560
36 Teaching the Differences Among Women from a Historical Perspective: Rethinking Race and Gender as Social Categories 571
Selected Bibliographies 585
Index 607
Notes on Contributors 617
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