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Women and the Making of America

ISBN-10: 0138126887
ISBN-13: 9780138126889
Edition: 2009
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Description: A chronological survey of the role and experience of women in American history, Women and the Making of America examines the issue of power in women’s lives and women’s history. Examining relationships between men and women as well as the diverse  More...

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Book details

List price: $107.80
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

A chronological survey of the role and experience of women in American history, Women and the Making of America examines the issue of power in women’s lives and women’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 America’s history.

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
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