Women's Rights

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A concise overview of the issues and ideas that have influenced women's history in America from the earliest European settlements to the present. Sections cover such topics as women in colonial America, getting the vote, and civil rights for women today, with profiles of important women in each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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CHRISTINE A. LUNARDINI received her doctorate in American history from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, and has taught American political and social history, women in America, and colonial American history on the college level.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Women in Colonial America 1
Profile: Anne Hutchinson, Religious Dissenter 13
Ch. 2 Revolutionary Spirits 15
Profile: Deborah Sampson, Revolutionary Soldier 27
Ch. 3 The Revolution in Education 29
Profile: Prudence Crandall and the Canterbury Female Boarding School 40
Ch. 4 Women's Work: At Home, in the Fields, and in the Factories 42
Profile: Sarah G. Bagley, Labor Organizer 51
Ch. 5 Abolition and Feminism 53
Profile: Fanny Wright and the Nashoba Experiment 64
Profile: Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad Conductor 67
Ch. 6 Beginning the Century of Struggle 69
Profile: Susan Brownell Anthony, Wonen's Rights Activist 77
Ch. 7 Industrialization, Urbanization, Professionalization 79
Profile: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Studies the Effects of Industrialization 91
Ch. 8 Getting the Vote 93
Profile: Jeannette Rankin, First Woman Elected to Congress 104
Ch. 9 The Reform Impulse 106
Profile: Margaret Sanger and the Fight for Birth Control 126
Ch. 10 Between the Wars 130
Profile: Margaret Bourke-White and Dorothea Lange Photograph the Faces of the Depression 143
Profile: Hattie McDaniel, African American Actress 145
Ch. 11 Going to War, Coming Home 147
Profile: Margaret Chase Smith, the Conscience of the Senate 156
Ch. 12 Civil Rights, Women's Rights 158
Profile: Lorraine Hansberry, Playwright 174
Profile: Dolores Huerta, Labor Organizer and Negotiator 175
Profile: Wilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation 177
Epilogue 178
Chronology 185
Glossary 193
Selected Bibliography 201
Index 207
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