The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States

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The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States is the first multivolume history of the public and private lives of American women over the past four centuries; These books, rich in dramatic incidents and personal details, show the variety and importance of American women's experienvces, demonstrating that the history of our nation cannot be fully understood without focusing on changes in women's lives. Written by distinguished American historians, the books are comprehensive, describing women of varying ...
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The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States is the first multivolume history of the public and private lives of American women over the past four centuries; These books, rich in dramatic incidents and personal details, show the variety and importance of American women's experienvces, demonstrating that the history of our nation cannot be fully understood without focusing on changes in women's lives. Written by distinguished American historians, the books are comprehensive, describing women of varying ethnic backgrounds and economic circumstances. They make extensive use of primary sources and are profusely illustrated. Each book includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading and index.
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"Long overdue and should be in every middle and high school library. As a high school teacher of history, and more specifically women's history, I find this set refreshing and well-rounded.... I see these volumes as filling the many gaps in our current American History texts.... The series does an excellent job of presenting both the disenfranchised and the powerful in its pages. We see clearly the diversity in American women.... The major strength of these eleven volumes lies in the use of diaries, letters, newspapers, and speeches that lend a sense of the times to these events. This sense cannot be duplicated in second-hand accounts."—National Women's Studies Association Journal

"This is evidence of how far the field of women's history has come in the past quarter century.... Oxford is to be congratulated for so quickly and well translating the newest scholarship into readable and attractive volumes for students."—Patricia M. King, Director, The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College

"The modern women's movement has profoundly changed American society, and now these engaging volumes by first-rate historians will enable younger readers to place the experience of women in historical perspective."—Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People

"This first multivolume history of American women for young adults is a remarkable attempt to examine the private and public lives of women and their diverse roles in shaping American history... This series, with attractive covers, is probably most appropriate for high-school students, but readers in middle school will also find it useful. The fact that each volume is less than 200 pages, and therefore not intimidating to young report writers, makes this a 'must purchase' item."—Booklist

"A fascinating compilation of information about women in the history of the United States."—VOYA

"While there have been a number of other titles on women in America, none includes the detail provided here. Very useful for students, but interesting reading for personal study as well."—School Library Journal

"Here are the courageous women that one doesn't find in other history books, women who paved the way for the daughters of today.... Every daughter should have a set."—AB Bookman's Weekly

"The black and white photos and blend of history and social issues lends to a greater understanding oboth women's history and U.S. history."—Children's Bookwatch

"The many black-and-white illustrations (photos, posters, news clippings) correlate well in a series that could be read cover to cover or consulted for reference."—Children's Book Review Service

"Treats young readers with the respect they deserve and does not avoid controversial issues."—Ms. Magazine

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Meet the Author

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Nancy F. Cott is the author of many books about women in the United States, including The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England 1780-1835, The Grounding of Modern Feminism, and A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters, and she has edited other series and anthologies about women in American society. She brings her considerable knowledge of the subject to this first multivolume series of women's history written especially for young readers. She is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University.

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