Women and the National Experience: Primary Sources in American History, Volume 2 / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Rent from BN.com
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 08/02/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $45.48   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   


Women and the National Experience, 3/e provides students with inexpensive collections of thought-provoking primary sources. Combining classic and unusual sources, this anthology explores the private voices and public lives of women throughout U.S. history, and also lets students experience what historians really do and how history is written.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205809349
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of Smith College, Ellen Skinner received an MA from Columbia University and a PhD from NYU. She chaired the History Department at Pace University’s Westchester campus from 1987 to 2006. Her teaching career spanned four decades and in 2008 she was appointed Professor Emerita. In both her teaching and writing she strives to make women’s history accessible to students and relevant to their lives. Now in its third edition, Women and the National Experience first was published in 1995. Professor Skinner continues to teach women’s history online and to search the archives for women’s lost voices. Her current research focuses on women’s human rights as well as the connections between women’s history and the environment.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

11 Women’s Roles: Americanization and the Multicultural West

Martha (Mattie) Virginia Oblinger, Letter to her Family (June 16th 1873)

Sarah Thal, Recollections of a German-Jewish Woman in North Dakota (1882)

Helen Hunt Jackson, Excerpt from A Century of Dishonor (1883)

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, Life Among The Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883)

Alice Fletcher (1838-1923) Dependent Races, National Council of Women (1891)

Sister Blandina Segale, Excerpt: At the End of the Santa Fe Trail

Johanna July, Interview, Federal Writers Project (1936-1940)

Emmeline Wells “Is It Ignorance?” Woman’s Exponent (July 1st, 1883)

Fanny Stenhouse , Tell It All: A Woman’s Life in Polygamy (1875)

Elizabeth Piper Ensley, Suffrage Victory in Colorado (1893)

Mary McGladery Tape A Chinese Mother Protests School Segregation in San Francisco, Letter to

School Board (1885)

Elinoir Pruitt Stewart, Letter from a Woman Homesteader,”Filing a Claim”(1911)

12 Gilded Age Protest and Women Activists: Empowering Women Workers

Mary Church Terrell, What It Means to Be Colored in the Capital of the United States (1906)

Susan B. Anthony, Bread Not Ballots (c.1867)

Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor, The Working Girls of Boston (1884)

Leonora Barry, Investigator for the Knights of Labor (1888)

Mary Elizabeth Lease, A Populist Crusader (1892)

Clara Lanza, Women as Clerks in New York (1891)

Mother Jones, The March of the Mill Children (1903)

Rose Schneiderman, A Cap Maker’s Story (1905)

Rose Schneiderman, The Triangle Fire (1911)

New York Times, Miss Morgan Aids Girl Waist Strikers (1909)

13 Progressive Era: Maternal Politics and Suffrage Victory

Anna Garlin Spencer, Women Citizens (1898)

“Conquering Little Italy,” Transactions of the National Council of Women (Feb 22-25, 1891)

Mary White Ovington “How the NAACP Began” (1914)

Jane Addams, The Clubs of Hull House (1905)

Lillian Wald, New York Times, “Good Metal in our Melting Pot Says Miss Wald,” (Nov. 16th 1913)

Florence Kelley, The Child, the State, and the Nation (1905)

Muller v. Oregon (1908)

National Women’s Trade Union League, Legislative Goals (1911)

Alice Duer Miller, “A Consistent Anti to her Son”(1915)

Anna Howard Shaw, NAWSA Convention Speech (1913)

Mollie Schepps, Senators v. Working Women (1912)

NAWSA, A Letter to Clergymen (1912)

Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. Catt Assails Pickets (1917)

Alice Paul, Why the Suffrage Struggle Must Continue (1917)

Jane Addams and Emily Balch, Resolutions Adopted at the Hague Congress (1915)

14 Post-Suffrage Trends and the Limits of Liberated Behavior

Dr. Irving Steinhardt, Ten Sex Talks to Young Girls (1914)

Ma Rainey (Gertrude Pridgett ) “Prove it on Me Blues”

Ellen Welles Page, “A Flapper’s Appeal to her Parents” Outlook, (Dec.1922)

U.S. Government, Survey of Employment Conditions: The Weaker Sex

Mary G. Kilbreth, The New Anti-Feminist Campaign (1921)

Women Streetcar Conductors Fight Layoffs (1921)

Ann Martin, We Couldn’t Afford a Doctor (1920)

The Farmer’s Wife, The Labor Savers I Use (1923)

National Woman’s Party, Declaration of Principles (1922)

Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Speech Given at the Women’s Interracial Conference (1920)

Elisabeth Christman, What Do Working Women Say? (c.1912)

Eleanor Wembridge, Petting and the College Campus (1925)

Letter to Margaret Sanger (1928)

15 The Great Depression and the New Deal: Desperate Lives and Women Leaders

Meridel Le Sueur, The Despair of Unemployed Women (1932)

Ruth Shallcross, Shall Married Women Work? (1936)

Pinkie Pilcher, Letter to President Roosevelt (1936)

Ann Marie Low, Dust Bowl Diary (1934)

Louise Mitchell, Slave Markets in New York City (1940)

Mary McLeod Bethune, A Century of Progress of Negro Women (1933)

Jessie Daniel Ames, Southern Women and Lynching (1936)

Eleanor Roosevelt, Letter to Walter White (1936)

Frances Perkins and Alice Hamilton, Tri-State Conference on Silicosis, Missouri Testimony (1940)

16 World War II and Postwar Trends: Disruption, Conformity and Counter Currents

Richard Jefferson, African-American Women Factory Workers (1941)

Eleanor Roosevelt “Women’s Place After the War” (Aug. 1944)

Postwar Plans of Women Workers (1946)

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar (1973)

Amram Scheinfeld , “Are American Moms a Menace?” Ladies Home Journal (Nov. 1946)

Marynia Farnham and Ferdinand Lundberg, Modern Women: The Lost Sex (1947)

Loretta Collier, A Lesbian Recounts Her Korean War Military Experience (1990)

Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)

Anne Moody, The Movement (1963)

Adlai Stevenson, ”A Purpose for Modern Woman,” Smith College Commencement Speech, 1955

Betty Friedan, The Problem That Has No Name (1963)

17 From Municipal House Keeping to Environmental Justice

Rebecca Harding Davis, Excerpt from Life in the Iron Mills (1861)

Ellen Swallow Richards, “Transcript to Woman’s Education Association 1877”

Transactions of the National Council of Women of the United States, Washington, D.C. “In Behalf of

Clean Streets” (1891)

Alice Hamilton, Autobiography, Exploring The Poisonous Trades (1943)

Mary Hunter Austin , The Land of Little Rain (1903)

Marion Crocker, Department of Conservation Speech to 4th annual Conservation Congress, “The

Conservation Imperative” (1912)

Rachel Carson, Excerpt from, Silent Spring (1962)

Bella Stavitsy Abzug, Plenary Speech, United Nations, Fourth World Conference on Women (1995)

Terry Tempest Williams, “Clan of One-Breasted Women”(1991)

Lois Gibbs, “Learning From Love Canal: “ 20th Anniversary Retrospective”(1998)

Theo Colburn, “Theo Colburn Reflects on Working Toward Peace”(1995)

Margie Eugene Richard “Taking Our Human Rights Struggle to Geneva”

Winona LaDuke , U.N. Address, Beijing China, “The Indigenous Women’s Network, Our Future, Our

Responsibility (1995)

18 Feminist Revival and Women’s Liberation

National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose (1966)

U.S. Supreme Court, Griswold v Connecticut, March, 1965

Redstockings Manifesto (1969)

Gloria Steinem, Statement to Congress (1970)

Joyce Maynard, An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back at Life (1972)

Rape, An Act of Terror (1971)

Chicana Demands (1972)

National Black Feminist Organization, Manifesto (1974)

Lesbian Feminist Organization, Constitution (1973)

National Organization for Women, General Resolution on Lesbian/Gay Rights (1973)

19 Contested Terrain: Change and Resistance

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Phyllis Schlafly, The Positive Woman (1977)

A Letter from a Battered Wife (1983)

Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” (1984)

Mab Segrest, Excerpt from” Confessions of a Closet Baptist” (1985)

Susan Brownmiller, In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (1999)

Anita Hill, Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee (1991)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On Being Nominated to the Supreme Court (1993)

Susan Faludi, Backlash (1992)

20 Entering the Twenty-First Century: Elusive Equality

Robin Morgan, Sisterhood is Global (1984)

Naomi Wolf,The Beauty Myth (1992)

Paula Kamen, Acquaintance Rape: Revolution and Reaction

Susan Brownmiller, In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (1999)

bell hooks, Feminist Theory (2000)

Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, ManifestA: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (2000)

Leila Ahmed, A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman’s Journey (2000)

Kathleen Slayton, Gender Equity Gap in High Tech (2001)

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, Sweatshop Warriors

21 Women’s Rights: National and Global Perspectives

Hillary Clinton Speech, Beijing U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women (1995)

Concerned Women for America, Final +5 Beijing Battle Centers Around Abortion (2000)

Senator Obama, Statement on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Decision (Jan. 22nd 2008)

Independent Women’s Forum, Opposition to Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act (2009) Open Letter to Obama, “Feminist

Historians for a New, New Deal” (2009)

Melanne Verveer, Written Testimony before Congress (2009)

Equality Now, Women’s Action, “United States: Female Genital Mutilation and Political Asylum -The Case of

Fauziya Kasinga” (1995-1996)

Laura Bush, Speech on Afghan Women, Radio Address (Nov.17, 2001)

Eleanor Curti Smeal, “Keep Pledges to Afghan Women and Girls, Build Lasting Peace” (December 1, 2009)

Dorchen A. Leidholdt, CATW, “Demand and the Debate” (2004)

Sister Louise Akers, “Cincinnati’s Pilarczyk Bans Nun from Teaching” Cincinnati.com. (Sept. 2nd, 2009)

Jessica Valenti, Excerpt from Full Frontal Feminism, (2007)

Deborah Siegel, Excerpt from Sisterhood, Interrupted from Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild (2007)

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)