Women, Families and Communities, Volume 1 / Edition 2

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Approaching women's history through case studies, this reader explores the connections between the private, personal experiences of American women, and the larger political, economic, intellectual, and social factors that shaped their lives. Suitable as a main text for women's history courses, or as the perfect supplement to any U.S. history survey course, the articles in each volume address a broad spectrum of families and communities, including various racial, ethnic and class groups in different regions of the country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321414878
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/9/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: New World Orders 1) Camilla Townsend, “Jamestown”

2) Jennifer Morgan “Slavery and the Slave Trade

3) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “Ways of the Household”

PART TWO: Negotiating Sex and Gender in the 18th Century

4) Cornelia Hughes Dayton, “Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village”

5) Allan Kulikoff, “A Man’s World: Family Life in the Chesapeake”

6) Antonia Castaneda, “Sexual Violence in the Politics and Policies of Conquest:

Amerindian Women and the Spanish Conquest of Alta California”

PART THREE: The Revolution and Early Republic

7) Carol Berkin, “The day of jubilee is come”

8) Marla Miller, “Eggs on the Sand: Domestic Servants and their Children in Federal New England”

9) Paul Johnson, “The Modernization of Greenleaf and Abigail Patch: Land, Family and Marginality in the New Republic”

PART FOUR: The Antebellum Era

10) Anne Boylan, “Women and Politics in the Era before Seneca Falls”

11) Theda Perdue, “Cherokee Women and the Trail of Tears”

12) Stephanie Camp, “I Could Not Stay There”: Enslaved Women, Truancy and the Geography of Everyday Forms of Resistance in the Antebellum Plantation South”

13) Albert Hurtado, “Sex, Gender, Culture and a Great Event: The California Gold Rush”

PART FIVE: Civil War and the Reconstruction of Race and Gender Relations

14) Drew Faust, “Doing a Man’s Business”

15) Jean Fagan Yellin, “Marching Without a Lance”

16) Leslie Dunlap, “The reform of rape law and the problem of white men: age-of-consent campaigns in the South, 1885-1910”

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