Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History

Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History

by Glenda Riley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882959238
Publisher: Davidson, Harlan, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Glenda Riley is Alexander M. Bracken Professor of History Emeritus at Ball State University. Formerly, she was professor of history and director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Northern Iowa. Professor Riley has also served as visiting endowed professor at University College, Dublin; Marquette University; and Mesa State College, In addition to authoring four editions of Inventing the American Women, Professor Riley has written The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley (1994), A Place to Grow: Women in the American West (1992), Divorce: An American Tradition (1991), The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and Plains (1988), Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915 (1984), Frontierswomen: The Iowa Experience (1981; 2d ed., 1994), Women and Nature: Saving the “Wild” West (1999), Taking Land, Breaking Land: Women Colonizing the American West and Kenya, 1840-1940 (2003), and Confronting Race: Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1815-1915 (2004), as ell as numerous published articles, reviews, and chapters in edited volumes. Professor Riley now lives on a horse ranch in historic Lincoln County, New Mexico, and is a member of such organizations as the Lincoln County Historical Society and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender Expectations Across Cultures

Chapter One Women In Colonial America to Native American Women

Spanish-Heritage Women

Early Accounts of Native Peoples

White Colonial Women

African Women

Study Guide

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Two Resistance, Revolution, and Early Nationhood, 1763 to 1812

Resistance to England, 1763-1776

The American Revolution, 1776-1783

Women after the Revolution

Republican Women in the Early Nation

Women on the Western Frontier

Study Guide

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Three “True” Women in Industrial and Westward Expansion, 1812 to 1837

The South

The North

The West

Study Guide

Suggestions for Further Reading

Images and Realities (Photographs) follow page 152

Chapter Four “Moral” Women Reshaping American Life and Values, 1837 to 1861

Women in the South

Women in the North

Women in the West

Study Guide

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Five “Womanly Strength of the Nation”: The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861 to 1877

Civil War, 1861-1865

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: Reconstruction, 1865-1877

Women in the West

Study Guide

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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