Women and the Making of America

ISBN-10: 0131839160

ISBN-13: 9780131839168

Edition: 2009

List price: $134.00
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A chronological survey of the role and experience of women in American history, Women and the Making of Americaexamines the issue of power in womenrsquo;s lives and womenrsquo;s history. Examining relationships between men and women as well as the diverse experiences of different women, the book explores how women were central to the making of Americarsquo;s history.
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Book details

List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Jane Gerhard is lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University.

Worlds Apart, to 1700 Women in the Americas
Hunting and Gathering Cultural Differences Marriage, Family, and Gender Identities Exercising Power
European Women
Flexible Labor Force Patriarchal Societies Challenges to Patriarchy
African Women Before New World Contact
Work and Power Family Economies Dependence and Freedom: Slavery in Africa
The Gendered Dynamics of Contact
Discovering New Worlds Sexuality and Claims of Civilization Gender and the Emergence of the Slave Trade
Contact and Conquest, 1500-1700 Spanish Conquest in the Southwest
Immigration and Work Captivity and Kinship Religion and Conquest Witchcraft, Resistance, and Revolt
Trading Ventures in the North
The Fur Trade Catholicism and Conversion Marriage, Sex, and Survival in the Middle Ground New Netherland Trade
Plantation Societies of the Southeast
The Tobacco Economy Wealthy Widows and Serving Wenches Slavery, Race, and Intermarriage Anxious Patriarchs
Godly Societies of New England
Goodwives Family Government Female Piety Witchcraft and Danger
Eighteenth Century Revolutions the Market Revolution
Cities of Women A New World of Goods Issues of Inequality Slavery in a Market Economy
Family Relations and Social Responsibilities
Passions and Patriarchal Authority Disorderly Women: The Challenge of the Great Awakening Female Companions: The Gendered Enlightenment
Declaring Independence
Daughters of Liberty Loyalist Wives Fighting the War Seize the Day: Indian and Slave Women of the Revolution Female Citizens
A Virtuous Republic
Republican Mothers and Virtuous Wives Educated Women A Limited Revolution
Frontiers of Trade and Empire Indian Country
Multiple Meanings of Captivity Seneca Households: "A Perfect Equality" Shawnee Society and the Incorporation of Strangers Inheritance and Power among the Cherokee
Slavery and Freedom in Louisiana
The Traffic in Women New Orleans and Urban Slavery Gens de Couleur Libre
Western Frontiers
Texas: The Challenges of Settlement New Mexico Women and Trading Networks California Missions The Overland Trails
Domestic Economies and Northern Lives Industrial Transformations
Factory Families Independent Mill Girls Family Wage Economy
Town and Country
Seamstresses, Servants, and Shop Girls Sex for Sale Butter and Eggs
Private Lives: Defining the Middle
CLass Hidden Economy of Housework Cult of Domesticity Courtship and Marriage Sexual Boundaries Controlling Family Size
Multiple Identities: Race, Ethnicity, and the Female Experience
African American Independence Irish Domesticity German Guardians of Tradition
The Culture of Sentiment
Women on Stage Scribbling Women Earnest Readers
Family Business: Slavery and Patriarchy Antebellum Slavery
Strong as Any Man: Slave Women's Work Status and Special Skills Family Life Sexual Demands of Slavery Violence and Resistance
Plantationhouseholds
Keeper of the Keys Defense of Patriarchy Family Networks Breaking Ties
Struggles for Ind
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