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Women's Rights In The United States
     

Women's Rights In The United States

by Winston E. Langley, Vivian C. Fox
 

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ISBN-10: 0275965279

ISBN-13: 9780275965273

Pub. Date: 12/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The 125 historical documents in this unique volume bring to life the triumphs, disappointments, and enduring contributions of women's struggle for equal rights in America. This work also reveals often-surprising sources of opposition, such as Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Supreme Court. Organized into five chronological periods, the documents provide a flavor for the

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The 125 historical documents in this unique volume bring to life the triumphs, disappointments, and enduring contributions of women's struggle for equal rights in America. This work also reveals often-surprising sources of opposition, such as Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Supreme Court. Organized into five chronological periods, the documents provide a flavor for the time period in which they were written. Each period and each document is preceded by an explanatory introduction that puts it in historical context. A chronology of significant dates in the history of American women's rights, a topically organized bibliography, and a list of women's organizations for further information completes the work.

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ISBN-13:
9780275965273
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xvii
Preface xix
Introduction xxi
Significant Dates in the History of Women's Rights xxxi
Part I: A flavor of the Setting: Colonial Period to the Adoption of the Constitution 1(38)
Biblical Authority and Women's Rights
5(1)
Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
6(1)
Paul's Letter to Titus
6(1)
One Creation Story in Genesis
6(1)
Commentaries in the Laws of England (William Blackstone, 1765)
6(3)
The Examination of Mrs. Ann Hutchinson (1637)
9(5)
John Winthrop's View of a "Woman's Place" (1645)
14(1)
A Seventeenth Century Quaker Women's Declaration (1675)
15(2)
Interaction Among Quaker Women: A Glimpse (1708-1726)
17(1)
Letter to Catherine Ray (Benjamin Franklin, 1755)
18(1)
An Occasional Letter on the Female Sex (Thomas Paine, 1775)
19(1)
A Lack of Good Faith? (1776)
20(5)
Abigail Adams to John Adams
21(1)
John Adams to Abigail Adams
22(1)
John Adams to James Sullivan
23(2)
Sentiments of an American Woman (1780)
25(2)
"On the Equality of Sexes" (Constantia, 1790)
27(7)
The Rights of Seneca Women (1790-1791)
34(1)
Did Women Gain from the Revolution? (1790-1791)
35(4)
Part II: The Republican Order and the Cracks in Its, Design, 1790-1865 39(92)
Religion, Virtue and the Behavior of Women (1770)
45(1)
Thoughts, upon Female Education (Benjamin Rush, 1787)
46(4)
Report on Manufactures (Alexander Hamilton, 1791)
50(1)
The Valedictory and Salutatory Orations of Philadephia (1792 and 1793)
51(5)
Valedictory Oration by Molly Wallace
52(1)
Salutatory Oration by Priscilla Mason
53(3)
Women as Industrial Workers, Organizers, and Strikers in the 1830s and 1840s
56(4)
To the Friends of Christian Education (1835)
60(2)
Dissertation on the Characteristic Differences Between the Sexes (Thomas R. Drew, 1835)
62(1)
Letters to Catherine Beecher (Angelina Grimke, 1838)
63(2)
Pastoral letter of the General Association of Massachusetts (Orthodox) to the Churches under Their Care (1837)
65(2)
Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women (Sarah Grimke, 1837)
67(3)
"The Times that Try Men's Souls" (Maria Weston Chapman, 1837)
70(2)
Discourse on Female Influence (Jonathan Stearns, 1837)
72(2)
The Right of the People, men and Women, to petition (1838)
74(2)
Shaw V. Shaw (1845)
76(1)
The Admission of the First Woman to a Male Medical College (Steven Smith, 1847)
77(3)
Married Women's Property Acts, New York (1848-1849)
80(2)
Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
82(3)
The Rights of Women: A Reaction to Seneca Falls (Frederick Douglass, 1848)
85(1)
Paulina W. Davis's Definition of the Women's Movement (1850)
86(1)
Memorial (Women's Efforts to Influence the Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1850)
87(1)
"Ain't I a Woman?" (Sojourner Truth, 1851)
88(1)
"On the Education of Females" (Paulina W. Davis, 1851)
89(4)
Syracuse national Woman's Rights Convention (1852)
93(2)
New York State Temperance Convention, Rochester (1852)
95(2)
Constitutional Convention of Massachusetts (July 1853)
97(2)
Women's Rights Convention, New York (August 1853)
99(2)
Changes in Women's Economic Conditions (1853)
101(3)
Have We a Despotism Among Us! (1854)
104(3)
Marriage Under Protest (Henry Blackwell and Elizabeth Stone, 1855)
107(2)
Condition of Black Women Before the Civil War (mid-1850s)
109(4)
Commonwealth v. Patrick Fogerty (1857)
113(1)
Hair v. Hair (1858)
114(4)
Address on Behalf of the New York Divorce bill (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1861)
118(3)
Changes in the Married Women's Property Act of 1860, New York, and Some Reaction to Them
121(2)
Recognition of Anna Ella Carroll's Military Contribution to the Civil War (1881)
123(2)
The Loyal Women of the Country to Abraham Lincoln (1863)
125(2)
Petition to the Senate and house of Representatives and Editorial by Theodore Tilton of the New York Independent, Regarding Women's Suffrage and the Fourteenth Amendment (1865)
127(4)
Part III: The Suffrage Issue: One among Many, 1866-1920 131(92)
Congressional Debate on Women's Suffrage (1866)
139(2)
"Keep the thing Going While Things Are Stirring" (Sojourner Truth, 1867)
141(2)
The Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
143(1)
Statement by Frederick Douglass (1869)
144(1)
An Act to Grant to the Women of Wyoming the Right of Suffrage, and to Hold office (1869)
144(1)
The Fifteenth Amendment (1870)
145(1)
Address of Victoria C. Woodhull to the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives (1871)
146(1)
The Comstock Law (1873)
147(2)
U.S. v. Susan B. Anthony (1873)
149(2)
Bradwell V. Illinois (1873)
151(2)
"Social Purity" (Susan B. Anthony, 1875)
153(5)
Testimony on Prostitution (1876)
158(1)
Socialist Statement on Women's Rights (The First International, 1876)
159(1)
1876 Declaration of Rights
160(4)
Letter to Susan b. Anthony (1881)
164(2)
"The Relation of the Sexes to Government" (Edward D. Cope,1888)
166(3)
"Solitude of Self" (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1892)
169(2)
"A Letter on Woman Suffrage from One Woman to Another" (1894)
171(2)
The Woman's Bible (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1895)
173(3)
Black and White Women's Clubs--Some Goals (1895)
176(3)
Women's Constitution and health--Some Interpretations (1870, 1895)
179(2)
Women and Economics (Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1898)
181(6)
Muller v. Oregon (1908)
187(2)
Reactions to Socialists' Position on Women's Rights (1907)
189(1)
The Lady (Emily James Putnam, 1910)
190(3)
History of Women in Industry in the United States (1910)
193(8)
The Traffic in Women and marriage and Love (Emma Goldman, 1910)
201(8)
Hearings on Women's Suffrage Before the House Committee on the Judiciary (1912)
209(1)
Woman's Share in Social Culture (Anna Garlin Spencer, 1912)
210(6)
From a Drunkard's Wife (1894)
216(1)
Sex Education and Contraception (1913)
216(4)
The Nineteenth Amendment
220(3)
Part IV: A Woman is a Woman Is a Woman: The Struggle Continues, 1920-1963 223(50)
Document 83: "The Flapper and Her Critics" (Gerald E. Critoph, early 1920s)
231(3)
Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923)
234(1)
Proposed Equal Rights Amendment (1923)
235(1)
A League to Women Voters Survey of the Legal Status of Women (1924)
236(3)
"Shall Women Throw Away Their Privileges?" (Edward C. Lukens, 1925)
239(2)
"Women Should Have Equal Rights with Men: A Reply" (Burnita S. Matthews, 1926)
241(3)
Working Women Respond to the Equal Rights Amendment (1920-1940)
244(2)
Regulation of Employment for Women (1933)
246(2)
"Challenging Sexual Discrimination in the Historical Profession" (Jacqueline Goggin, circa 1930s)
248(2)
Gender at Work: The Depression and World War II (1933)
250(5)
Employed Mothers and Child Care During Depression and world war II (circa 1940)
255(2)
Puerto Rican and Black Women's Paid Labor (1940s)
257(3)
Goesaert v. Cleary (1948)
260(2)
"Why I Quit Working" (1951)
262(2)
Planned Parenthood (early 1950s)
264(1)
"Women Are People" (1952)
265(1)
Hoyt v. Florida (1961)
266(1)
The Feminine Mystique (Betty Friedan, 1963)
267(6)
Part V: At the Crossroads, 1963-1993 273(58)
The Equal Pay Act of 1963
279(1)
The Civil Right Act of 1964
280(3)
"Notes of a Radical Lesbian" (Martha Shelly, 1969)
283(3)
"The Secretarial Proletariat" (Judith Ann, 1971)
286(1)
The Dialectics of Sex (Shulamith Firestone, 1970)
286(3)
Reed V. Reed (1971)
289(1)
The Equal Rights Amendment and Some Arguments Pro and Con (1972)
290(3)
The Second Revolution (1973)
293(1)
Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)
294(2)
Roe v. Richardson (1973)
296(3)
"Day Care in Connecticut: Problems and Perspectives" (1975)
299(1)
Diary of a Student-Mother-Housewife-Worker (mid-1970s)
299(2)
The Battered Woman (Lenore E. Walker, 1979)
301(4)
Rostker v. Golberg (1981)
305(2)
The Second Stage (Betty Friedan, 1981)
307(2)
Black Women and Feminism (bell hooks, 1981)
309(3)
The Equality trap (Mary Ann Mason, 1988)
312(3)
Perspectives on Pornography (1991)
315(3)
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
318(2)
U.S. Roman Catholic Bishops' Letter on Women (1992)
320(1)
"Science vs. the Female Scientist" (Shirley M. Tilghman, 1993)
321(3)
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
324(1)
Policy on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces (1993)
325(1)
"Special Versus Equal Treatment" (1993)
326(1)
Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
327(4)
Glossary 331(4)
Women's Organizations 335(6)
Bibliography 341(10)
Index 351

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