Women and Power in American History: A Reader, to 1880

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This anthology brings together carefully selected, quality articles in U.S. Women's History—organized around an interest in issues of gender and power in American society. Twenty individual essays provide readers with a unifying theme, and a greater understanding of history and continuing changes in gender relations. The chosen works discuss female institution building and American feminism, working-class women and sexuality, the professionalization of birth control, the sexual division of labor in the auto industry during World War II, the arrival of women in New York's Chinatown, the ERA, fair pay for working women, and much more. For individuals interested in the history of women in the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780139622182
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 12/27/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Separation as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-1930, Estelle Freedman.
2. Women's Mighty Realm of Philanthropy, Ruth Bordin.
3. Race and Womanhood: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and African-American Women in North Carolina, Glenda Gilmore.
4. Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers, Kathryn Kish Sklar.
5. “Charity Girls” and City Pleasures: Historical Notes on Working-Class Sexuality, 1880-1920, Kathy Peiss.
6. Rose Schneiderman and Working-Class Women, Annelise Orleck.
7. Organized Voluntarism: The Catholic Sisters in Massachusetts, 1870-1940, Mary J. Oates.
8. Discontented Black Feminists: Prelude and Postscript to the Passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.
9. The Professionalization of Birth Control, Linda Gordon.
10. The Black Community and the Birth Control Movement, Jessie M. Rodrique.
11. Why Were Most Politically Active Women Opposed to the ERA in the 1920s?, Kathryn Kish Sklar.
12. Compassionate Marriage and the Lesbian Threat, Christina Simmons.
13. “This Work Had a End” : African-American Domestic Workers in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis.
14. Redefining “Women's Work” : The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry during World War II, Ruth Milkman.
15. When Women Arrived: The Transformation of New York'sChinatown, Xiaolan Bao.
16. Ella Baker and Models of Social Change, Charles Payne.
17. A New Women's Movement: The Emergence of the National Organization for Women, Cynthia Harrison.
18. “Woman Power Will Stop Those Grapes” : Chicana Organizers and Middle-Class Female Supporters in the Farm Workers' Grape Boycott in Philadelphia, 1969-1970, Margaret Rose.
19. State Building, Health Policy, and the Persistence of the American Abortion Debate, Helene Silverberg.
20. What Works: Fair Pay for Working Women, U.S. Department of Labor.
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