Women and Power in American History

ISBN-10: 0205645755
ISBN-13: 9780205645756
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Book details

List price: $86.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 7.87" wide x 9.06" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

nbsp; This anthology brings together carefully selected, quality articles in U.S. Womens Historyorganized around an interest in issues of gender and power in American society.nbsp; Twenty-sevennbsp;individual essays provide readers with a unifying theme, and a greater understanding of history and continuing changes in gender relations.The chosen works discuss the experience of white women in seventeenth-century Maryland, the beginnings of the Afro-American family in Maryland, religious women in revolutionary New England, the sexual division of labor and the artisan tradition in early industrial capitalism, female slaves, womens rights within the anti-slavery movement, sex roles and social stress in Jacksonian America, women and Indians on the frontier, Chinese immigrant women in nineteenth-century California, and much more.For individuals interested in the history of women in the United States.

Preface
About the Editors
Contributors
Introduction
The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier
The Beginnings of the Afro-American Family in Maryland
Women and Property across Colonial America
Food Rioters and the American Revolution
Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills: "The Oppressing Hand of Avarice Would Enslave Us"
The Domestic Balance of Power: Relations Between Mistress and Maid in Nineteenth-Century New England
Gender and Slave Labor in Antebellum New Orleans
Women's Rights Emerges within the Anti-slavery Movement: Angelina and Sarah Grimke in 1837
Women and Indians on the Frontier
Victorian Women and Domestic Life: Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Reproductive Control and Conflict in the Nineteenth Century
The Exclusion of Chinese Women, 1870-1943
Separatism as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-1930
Race and Womanhood: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and African-American Women in North Carolina, 1880-1900
Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers
"Charity Girls" and City Pleasures: Historical Notes on Working-Class Sexuality, 1880-1920
Discontented Black Feminists: Prelude and Postscript to the Passage of the Nineteenth Amendment
The Professionalization of Birth Control
Why Were Most Politically Active Women Opposed to the ERA in the 1920s?
Companionate Marriage and the Lesbian Threat
Redefining "Women's Work": The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry During World War II
When Women Arrived: The Transformation of New York's Chinatown
Nina Simone, Culture, and Black Activism in the 1960s
A New Women's Movement: The Emergence of the National Organization for Women
State Building, Health Policy, and the Persistence of the American Abortion Debate
Buscando La Vida: Mexican Immigrant Women's Memories of Home, Yearning, and Border Crossings
Christians for Biblical Equality and the Fight for the Middle Ground
Selected Links to U.S. Women's History Resource Materials on the World Wide Web
Suggestions for Further Reading
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