History of Gender in America Essays, Documents, and Articles

ISBN-10: 0130122254
ISBN-13: 9780130122254
Edition: 2003
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List price: $116.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 556
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738

For undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in American History, American Social History, American Women's History, American Gender History, The Sociology of Gender, Gender and Communication, Gender and Psychology, and Gender and Anthropology. A History of Gender in America is the first textbook of its kind. It summarizes the writings of gender historians and introduces students to the most recent literature on the history of gender in the United States. This text provides them with a sense of how gender has been constructed in America and how those constructions have changed over time.

Sylvia D. Hoffert is professor of history and women's studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of When Hens Crow: The Woman's Rights Movement in Antebellum America and Private Matters: American Attitudes toward Childbearing and Infant Nurture in the Urban North, 1800-1860.

Note to Readers
Acknowledgments
Gender As a Historical Category
What Is Sex? What Is Gender?
What Is Gendered about American History?
What Is Women's History?
What Is Gender History?
Why Is Gender History Important?
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chronological History
Gender Identities in the English Colonies (1600-1760)
Gender in a "New World"
Gender Identities in the Chesapeake in the Seventeenth Century
Gender Identities in New England in the Seventeenth Century
The Nature of Gender Relations in the Eighteenth-Century Colonies
Summary
Document: Excerpts from Anne Bradstreet's "Prologue" to The Tenth Muse
Document: Benjamin Wadsworth, Excerpt from "About the Duties of Husbands and Wives"
Article: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "Vertuous Women Found: New England Ministerial Literature, 1668-1735"
Article: Kathleen M. Brown, "The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier"
Suggestions for Further Reading
Gender Identities in the Age of Revolution and the Early Republic (1760-1820)
An Appeal from the Ladies
From Subject to Citizen
The Republican Man
Daughters of Columbia
The Gendered Identities of African Americans in the New Republic
The Gendered Identities of Native Americans in the New Republic
Summary
Document: Excerpts from Judith Sargent Murray's "Observations on Female Abilities"
Document: A Profligate Wife for the Independent Mechanic
Article: James Sidbury, Slave Artisans in Richmond, Virginia, 1780-1810
Suggestions for Further Reading
Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century North (1820-1890)
American Men and the Gospel of Success
The Patrician Definition of Manhood
Manhood in the Agrarian and Artisan Traditions
The Entrepreneurial, Middle-Class, Self-Made Man
Evangelical Manhood
Free Men of Color and Definitions of Manliness
The Civil War As a Test of Manliness
Manliness in the Gilded Age
The Challenge of Expressing Ideals of African-American Manhood
Manhood and the Immigrant Experience
Summary
Document: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith"
Document: Charles Francis Adams, Jr., On Being a Soldier
Document: Excerpts from Russell Conwell's "Acres of Diamonds" Lecture
Article: James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, Violence, Protest, and Identity: Black Manhood in Antebellum America
Article: Judy Hilkey, Manhood Is Everything: The Masculinization and Democratization of Success
Suggestions for Further Reading
Femininity in the Nineteenth-Century North (1820-1890)
American Women and the Cult of Domesticity
The Feminine Identities of Middle-Class Housewives
Ideals of Middle-Class Femininity and Their Consequences
The Feminine Identities of Single Women in the Middle Class
The Construction of Femininity among Working-Class Women
The Feminine Identities of Farm Women
Femininity and the Immigrant Woman
Summary
Document: Caricatures of Woman's Rights Advocates
Document: Lucy Larcom's "Unwedded"
Document: Excerpt from Bradwell v. Illinois
Article: Mary Kelley, At War with Herself: Harriet Beecher Stowe As Woman in Conflict within the Home
Article: Anne M. Boylan, Benevolence and Antislavery Activity among African American Women in New York and Boston, 1820-1840
Suggestions for Further Reading
Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century South (1820-1890)
Manhood in the American South
Southern Planters and the Masculine Ideal
Manliness among the Plain Folk of the South
Manliness and Free Men of Color
Manliness in the Slave Quarters
Manliness among Native Americans
The Civil War and Definitions of Masculinity in the South
Summary
Document: Excerpts from John Lyde Wilson's "The Code of Honor"
Document: Excerpt from Frederick Douglass' Autobiography
Document: Images of a Feminized Confederate President
Article: Lawrence W. Levine, "Some Go Up and Some Go Down": The Animal Trickster [and the Construction of African American Manliness in the Antebellum South]
Article: Steven M. Stowe, The "Touchiness" of the Gentleman Planter: The Sense of Esteem and Continuity in the Ante-Bellum South
Suggestions for Further Reading
Femininity in the Nineteenth-Century South (1820-1890)
The Southern Woman in Myth and Legend
The Feminine Identities of Plantation Mistresses
The Feminine Identities of Yeomen Farm Women
The Feminine Identities of Free Women of Color before General Emancipation
The Construction of Femininity in the Slave Quarters
The Feminine Identities of Native American Women
The Impact of the Civil War on the Construction of Southern Womanhood
Summary
Document: Excerpts from Louisa S. McCord's "Woman and Her Needs"
Document: Excerpt from Elizabeth Keckley's Autobiography
Document: Characteristics of a Southern Lady
Article: Laura F. Edwards, "I Am My Own Woman and Will Do as I Please": Gender Roles in Poor African-American and Common White Households
Suggestions for Further Reading
Gender Identities in the Trans-Mississippi West (1820-1890)
Gender, the Frontier, and Popular Imagination
Gender Identities among Anglo-Americans in the Trans-Mississippi West
Anglo Men and Women on the Trail Leading West
Gender Roles and Relations on Farms and Ranches
Gender Roles and Relations in Mining Towns
Gender Roles and Relations among the Mormons
Gender Identities among Native Americans in the Trans-Mississippi West
Gender Identities and Relations among Immigrants in the Trans-Mississippi West
Gender Identities and Relations in Mexican-American Communities
Summary
Document: Excerpts from the Memoir of a Cowboy
Document: Folk Songs about Life in the Trans-Mississippi West
Document: Excerpts from Richard Henry Dana's Memoir
Article: Sylvia D. Hoffert, Jane Grey Swisshelm and the Negotiation of Gender Roles on the Minnesota Frontier
Article: Janet Lecompte, The Independent Women of Hispanic New Mexico, 1821-1846
Suggestions for Further Reading
The New Woman and the New Man at the Turn of the Century (1890-1920)
Men, Women, and the "Crisis" in Gender Identity
The Dilemmas Facing Middle-Class Men at the Turn of the Century
The Emergence of a New Middle-Class Man
A New Man for a New Century--Theodore Roosevelt as the Quintessential Man
A New Woman for a New Century
A New Version of Conventional Womanhood
Masculinity and Femininity in the Working Class
Gender and the Special Dilemma of Black Men and Women
Summary
Document: Excerpts from Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life"
Document: Caroline Ticknor's "The Steel-Engraving Lady and the Gibson Girl"
Document: W. E. B. Dubois's New Year's Resolutions
Article: Peter G. Filene, In Time of War [The Construction of American Manhood in WWI]
Article: Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Appetite As Voice [Women, the Body, and Feminine Identity at the Turn of the Century]
Suggestions for Further Reading
Masculinity in the Twentieth Century (1920-1975)
New Men in a New Age
White Manhood and the Transition from Prosperity to Depression
World War II, the Cold War, and the Definition of Manliness
Manliness in the Age of Youthful Revolt
The Continuing Struggle to Redeem Black Manhood
Black Manliness during Depression and War
Black Manhood Redeemed
Summary
Document: Claude McKay's "If We Must Die"
Document: Robert Benchley's "The Vanishing Father"
Document: Martin Luther King, Jr., on Manliness and Passive Resistance
Article: Robert L. Griswold, The "Flabby American," the Body, and the Cold War
Article: Joshua B. Freeman, Hardhats: Construction Workers, Manliness, and the 1970 Pro-War Demonstrations
Suggestions for Further Reading
Femininity in the Twentieth Century (1920-1975)
The Housewife's Revolution
The Flapper and Her Challenge to Conventional Womanhood
The Persistence of the Domestic Ideal
World War II and Its Challenge to the Domestic Ideal
Femininity and the Post-War Backlash
The Continuing Challenge to the Cult of Domesticity
Black Womanhood and Definitions of Femininity
Femininity and Hispanic Womanhood
Second Wave Feminism and Its Impact on Definitions of Femininity
Resistance to the Feminist Vision
Summary
Document: Women Trying to Unravel the Mysteries of Motherhood
Document: Lundberg and Farnham's Critique of the American Housewife
Document: Radical Feminists Reject the Feminine Ideal
Article: Nancy Maclean, White Women and Klan Violence in the 1920s
Suggestions for Further Reading
Topical History
Gender, Identity, and Sexuality (1600-1975)
Questions of Gender/Sexual Identity
Gender and the Expression of Sexuality in American Society
What Qualifies As Sexual--Or What Is Sex Anyway?
Gender and Sexuality during the Colonial Period
Gender and Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century
Gender and Utopian Views of Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century
Gender and Same Sex Intimacy in the Nineteenth Century
Sexuality and Gender in the Twentieth Century
Summary
Document: William Acton on Female Passionlessness
Document: Femininity and Lesbianism in the WAVES
Document: Playboy Magazine on the Subject of Gender and Sexual Activity
Article: Katy Coyle and Nadiene Van Dyke, Sex, Smashing, and Storyville in Turn-of-the-Century New Orleans: Reexamining the Continuum of Lesbian Sexuality
Article: Kevin J. Mumford, "Lost Manhood" Found: Male Sexual Impotence and Victorian Culture in the United States
Suggestions for Further Reading
Gender and Sport (1600-1975)
Babe and the Question of Gender
The Emergence of the Sportsman
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
The Moral Equivalent of War
Sport, Ethnicity, and Manliness
Sport, Race, and Manliness
Participation in Sport and the Feminine Ideal
Sports and the Cause of Equal Rights
Summary
Document: American Manliness and the College Regatta
Document: Femininity Transformed: Women Play Baseball
Article: Michael S. Kimmel, Baseball and the Reconstitution of Masculinity, 1880-1920
Article: Susan K. Cahn, From the "Muscle Moll" to the "Butch" Ballplayer: Mannishness, Lesbianism, and Homophobia in U.S. Women's Sport
Suggestions for Further Reading
Gender and Violence (1600-1975)
Gender and the Question of Violence
The Gendered Nature of Interracial Violence
The Gendered Nature of Domestic Violence
The Gendered Nature of Murder and Rape
Summary
Document: The Ku Klux Klan and Violence During Reconstruction
Document: A Murder Case in 1880s Pittsburgh
Article: Elliott J. Gorn, "Gouge and Bite, Pull Hair and Scratch": The Social Significance of Fighting in the Southern Backcountry
Article: Catherine Ross Nickerson, "The Deftness of Her Sex": Innocence, Guilt, and Gender in the Trial of Lizzie Borden
Suggestions for Further Reading
Gender and Work (1600-1975)
The Gendered Nature of Labor
The Gendered Nature of Farm Labor
The Gendered Nature of Domestic Labor
The Gendered Nature of Work in Manufacturing, Food Processing, and the Needle Trades
The Gendered Nature of Clerical Work
The Law As a Gendered Profession
Summary
Document: The Problem with Lady Clerks
Document: Should Women Be Recruited to Work in America's Factories?
Article: Angel Kwolek-Folland, Gender, Self, and Work in the Life Insurance Industry, 1880-1930
Suggestions for Further Reading

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