Mothers and Motherhood Readings in American History

ISBN-10: 0814207391
ISBN-13: 9780814207390
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mothers, Motherhood, and Historians
Social Construction of Motherhood
The Cultural Significance of Breast-Feeding and Infant Care in Early Modern England and America
The Republican Vision of Mary Palmer Tyler
Mother's Love: The Construction of an Emotion in Nineteenth-Century America
The New Motherhood and the New View of Wet Nurses, 1780-1865
Constructing Mothers: Scientific Motherhood in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Confessions of Loss: Maternal Grief in True Story, 1920-1985
"I Wanted the Whole World to See": Race, Gender, and Constructions of Motherhood in the Death of Emmett Till
Motherhood and Reproduction
"The Living Mother of a Living Child": Midwifery and Mortality in Post-Revolutionary New England
"Sally Has Been Sick": Pregnancy and Family Limitation among Virginia Gentry Women, 1780-1830
Motherhood Denied: Women and Infertility in Historical Perspective
Birthing and Anesthesia: The Debate over Twilight Sleep
African American Women and Abortion, 1800-1970
The Alternative Birth Movement in the United States: History and Current Status
Social and Cultural Settings
Mothering under Slavery in the Antebellum South
"Sweet Good Mothers and Young Women Out in the World": The Roles of Irish American Women in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Worcester, Massachusetts
Jewish Mothers and Immigrant Daughters: Positive and Negative Role Models
Social, Historical, Political, and Cultural Settings of Japanese American Motherhood, 1940-1990: The Tradition of Amae, Gambare, and Gaman in the American Midwest
Reconstructing Motherhood: The La Leche League in Postwar America
Diversity in Women's Liberation Ideology: How a Black and a White Group of the 1960s Viewed Motherhood
Public Policy
Voluntary Motherhood: The Beginnings of Feminist Birth Control Ideas in the United States
"When the Birds Have Flown the Nest, the Mother-Work May Still Go On": Sentimental Maternalism and the National Congress of Mothers
"Go after the Women": Americanization and the Mexican Immigrant Woman, 1915-1929
Modernizing the Rural Mother: Gender, Class, and Health Reform in Illinois, 1910-1930
Regulating Industrial Homework: The Triumph of "Sacred Motherhood"
"Employable Mothers" and "Suitable Work": A Reevaluation of Welfare and Wage Earning for Women in the Twentieth-Century United States
Bibliography: Selected Further Readings
Contributors
Index

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