Women and the American Experience / Edition 3

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This comprehensive synthesis of women's history from the 17th century to the present draws on the past three decades of scholarship in the field. Its unique paired-chapter format couples a narrative "episode" that vividly evokes a particular individual or event with a synthesis chapter that places each episode carefully within its broader historical context. This pairing of the concrete and specific with the general and historic creates the most compelling reading experience available in a survey of U.S. women's history. It's the only text that lets your students see,hear,and understand women making history. Now in a thoroughly updated Third Edition,which captures and reflects the most recent scholarship in this dynamic field and offers expanded attention to diversity and ethnicity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072293197
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/10/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Woloch teaches history and American Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of 'Muller vs. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents' (1996); co-author of 'The American Century: A History of the United States Since the 1890s' (1998), with Walter Lafeber and Richard Polenberg; and co-author of 'The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People' (4th ed., 2000).

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Mary Rowlandson's Captivity 1
2 The Seventeenth Century: A Frontier Society 15
3 Eliza Pinckney and Republican Motherhood 52
4 The Eighteenth Century: The Eve of Modernity 65
5 Sarah Hale and the Ladies Magazine 103
6 Promoting Woman's Sphere, 1800-1860 119
7 Frances Wright at Nashoba 159
8 Benevolence, Reform, and Slavery, 1800-1860 175
9 The Shirtwaist Strike of 1909 209
10 Women at Work, 1860-1920 225
11 The Founding of Hull-House 260
12 The Rise of the New Woman, 1860-1920 275
13 The Crisis of the NWSA 314
14 Feminism and Suffrage, 1860-1920 332
15 Direct Action: Margaret Sanger's Crusade 370
16 Cross-Currents: The 1920s 388
17 Humanizing the New Deal, 1933 432
18 Emergencies: The 1930s and 1940s 450
19 Turning Points: The Early 1960s 492
20 High Expectations: 1950-1975 507
21 The Thomas Hearings: Responses to Anita Hill, 1991 550
22 In Search of Equality: Since 1975 567
Appendix 605
Bibliographical Note 613
Index 615
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