Thomas Paterson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. In addition to being the General Editor of Houghton Mifflin'sMajor Problemsseries, he is co-author ofMajor Problems in American Foreign Relations,5/e, (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) andA People and A Nation,6/e (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). In addition to authoring several books and editing collections of essays on the history of U.S. Foreign Relations, he served as senior editor of the four-volumeEncyclopedia of American Foreign Relations(1997). He is part president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
Contents 1. Current Issues in American Women's History ESSAYS Manuela Thurner,Issues and Paradigms in American Women's History Gisela Bock,Challenging Dichotomies in Women's History Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham,African American Women in History 2. Colonial Women in New Worlds DOCUMENTS 1. Mary Musgrove Assists the Georgians in Dealing with the Choctaws, 1734 2. Mary Musgrove Seeks Aid from Georgia in Return for Past Service and Losses, 1747 3. Father Juan Sanz de Lezauacute;n Reports a Comanche Raid in New Mexico, 1747 4. Father Pedro Serrano Describes the Treatment of Captive Indian Women in New Mexico, 1761 5. Israel and Mary Wilkinson Describe the Relationship of Sara Muckamugg and Aaron, an African American Man, 1771 6. Rhode Island Prohibits Whites from Marrying People of Color, 1798 ESSAYS James F. Brooks,Captivity in the New Mexico Borderlands Michele Gillespie,Mary Musgrove and the Sexual Politics of Race and Gender in Georgia Daniel R. Mandell,A Case Study of Indian and African American Intermarriage in Colonial New England 3. The Economic Roles of Women in the Northern Colonies DOCUMENTS 1. Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker, a Wealthy Philadelphian, Describes Her Work and That of Other Women, 1758-1794 2. Ruth Henshaw, a Massachusetts Teenager, Records Her Work in 1792 ESSAYS Gloria L. Main,Gender, Work, and Wages in Colonial New England Karin Wulf,Women's Work in Colonial Philadelphia 4. The Impact of the American Revolution DOCUMENTS 1. Abigail and John Adams Discuss "Remembering the Ladies," 1776 2. The Patriot Esther DeBerdt Reed Describes the "Sentiments of an American Woman,", 1780 3. Thomas Jefferson's Slaves Join the British, 1781 4. Sarah Osborn, a Camp Follower, Recalls the Revolution, 1837 ESSAYS Joan Hoff,The Negative Impact of the American Revolution on White Women Mary Beth Norton,The Positive Impact of the American Revolution on White Women Jacqueline Jones,The Mixed Legacy of the American Revolution for Black Women 5. White Women and Politics in the Antebellum Years DOCUMENTS 1. A Correspondent of theRichmond EnquirerSatirizes the Political Role of "the Ladies of Richmond," 1840 2. Two Commentators Deride Virginia Whig Women's Plan to Erect a Statue to Henry Clay, 1844 3. Elizabeth McClintock and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Defend teh seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, 1848 4. Sarah Josepha Hale, Editor ofGodey's Lady's Book,Praises Women's Indirect Political Influence, 1852 5. Two Men Debate Women's Proper Role, 18531854. Henry Mills Alden, the Editor ofHarper's New Monthly Magazine,Attacks Women's Rights, 1853; Anson Bingham Responds inThe Lily,1854 ESSAYS Paula Baker,White Women's "Separate Sphere" and Their Political Role, 17801860 Elizabeth R. Varon,White Women and Party Politics in Antebellum Virginia Nancy Isenberg,Women's Rights and the Politics of Church and State in Antebellum America 6. Women and Slavery DOCUMENTS 1. Lydia White, A Philadelphia Shopkeeper, Refuses to Carr the Products of Slave Labor in Her Dry Goods Store, 1831 2. "A.F.M.," a Young Rhode Island Girl, Exhorts "the Daughters of New England" to Oppose Slavery, 1832 3. Frances Ellen Watkins (Harper), a Freeborn Black Poet, Pleads, "Bury Me in a Free Land," 1858 4. Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, a Plantation Mistress, Discusses Interracial Sexual Relationships, 1858 5. Mary Still, a Prominent Black Abolitioni