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Women's America: Refocusing the Past
     

Women's America: Refocusing the Past

by Linda K. Kerber, Jane De Hart-Mathews
 

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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history. It provides many new selections from leading theorists and historians and restores several

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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history. It provides many new selections from leading theorists and historians and restores several readings that were cut from the fifth edition. Successfully classroom-tested, these new essays offer more material on the impact of ethnicity in American culture, the roles that women have played in the creation of male-dominated structures, and the international dimensions of women's lives. The introductory essay has been revised and the bibliography has been updated to take into account the growing body of contemporary literature in the field. Women's America is an essential text for courses in women's history and an ideal supplement for more general survey courses on American history.

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"Brilliantly and evocatively, Kerber, De Hart, Dayton, and Wu present a probing and comprehensive picture of women's experience in America. An indispensable book."—William H. Chafe, Duke University

"Women's America allows students to grapple with complex questions of political activism, sexuality, work, and family across time and place. Featuring carefully selected articles and primary sources—now organized both thematically and chronologically—the eighth edition provides both breadth and depth within a more streamlined framework."—Danielle J. Swiontek, Santa Barbara City College

"The documentary photographic essays encourage readers to engage both visual culture and contemporary commentary, bringing women's history to life in relevant ways.
Spanning the range of women's experiences across race and class, this impassioned collection is a must-have for teaching and learning women's history."—Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Smith College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195029826
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1982
Pages:
478

Meet the Author

Linda K. Kerber is May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History, Emerita at the University of Iowa.

Jane Sherron De Hart is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cornelia Hughes Dayton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is Professor of Asian American Studies and History at the University of
California, Irvine.

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