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Women and Health in America Historical Readings

ISBN-10: 0299159647
ISBN-13: 9780299159641
Edition: 2nd 1999
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Description: Organised chronologically and then by topic, this volume covers studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods through the Civil War. The remainder of the book focuses on the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 3/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Organised chronologically and then by topic, this volume covers studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods through the Civil War. The remainder of the book focuses on the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Scott Taylor is a photographer whose photographs have appeared in many local, state, regional, and national magazines, publications, and galleries; he works from his studio and gallery in historic Beaufort, North Carolina.Judith Walzer Leavitt is Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor of Medical History and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Introduction to the Second Edition
Women and Health in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village
Childbirth Practices Among Native American Women of New England and Canada, 1600-1800
"The Living Mother of a Living Child": Midwifery and Mortality in Postrevolutionary New England
Women and Health in the Nineteenth Century
"This Trial Was Sent in Love and Mercy for My Refinement": A Quaker Woman's Experience of Breast Cancer Surgery in 1814
Mother Love and Infant Death, 1750-1920
The Female Animal: Medical and Biological Views of Woman and Her Role in Nineteenth-Century America
The Invisible (Invalid) Woman: African-American Women, Illness, and Nineteenth-Century Narrative
Women and Health in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Issues
"Something Happens to Girls": Menarche and the Emergence of the Modern American Hygienic Imperative
From Robust Appetites to Calorie Counting: The Emergence of Dieting Among Smith College Students in the 1920s
What Ought to Be and What Was: Women's Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century
Romantic Friends or a "Different Race of Creatures"? The Representation of Lesbian Pathology in Nineteenth-Century America
"A New Generation of Women": Progressive Psychiatrists and the Hypersexual Female
Voluntary Motherhood: The Beginnings of Feminist Birth Control Ideas in the United States
"About to Meet Her Maker": Women, Doctors, Dying Declarations, and the State's Investigation of Abortion, Chicago, 1867-1940
The Black Community and the Birth Control Movement
Contraceptive Consumers: Gender and the Political Economy of Birth Control in the 1930s
Under the Shadow of Maternity: American Women's Responses to Death and Debility Fears in Nineteenth-Century Childbirth
And the Results Showed Promise ... Physicians, Childbirth, and Southern Black Migrant Women, 1916-1930: Pittsburgh as a Case Study
Race and "Value": Black and White Illegitimate Babies, in the U.S.A., 1945-1965
The Invention of Kleptomania
Diagnosing Unnatural Motherhood: Nineteenth-Century Physicians and "Puerperal Insanity"
The Training and Practice of Midwives: A Wisconsin Study
White Nurses, Black Midwives, and Public Health in Mississippi, 1920-1950
"Neither for the Drawing Room nor for the Kitchen": Private Duty Nursing in Boston, 1873-1920
"They Shall Mount Up with Wings as Eagles": Historical Images of Black Nurses, 1890-1950
Interactions Between Public Health Nurses and Clients on American Indian Reservations During the 1930s
Feminist Showplace
The Gendering of Empathic Expertise: How Women Physicians Became More Empathic Than Men
Uncle Sam's Loyal Nieces: American Medical Women, Citizenship, and War Service in World War I
A "Terrible and Exhausting" Struggle: Family Caregiving During the Transformation of Medicine
Ministries of Healing: Mary Baker Eddy, Ellen G. White, and the Religion of Health
Spreading the Germ Theory: Sanitary Science and Home Economics, 1880-1930
Gendered Expectations: Women and Early Twentieth-Century Public Health
The Growth of Medical Authority: Technology and Morals in Turn-of-the-Century Obstetrics
"A Complete Disaster": Abortion and the Politics of Hospital Abortion Committees, 1950-1970
A Guide for Further Reading

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