No Small Courage

No Small Courage : A History of Women in the United States

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This history of women in the United States will be the only comprehensive illustrated book on this topic of increasing interest. It will encompass women's experience in America from pre-contact Native Americans to the end of the 20th century. Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, the text is nevertheless narrative, anecdotal, and accessible. Illustrations are drawn from primary sourcesshow more

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 175 x 242.6 x 34.5mm | 1,453.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous black and white illustrations
  • 0195139461
  • 9780195139464

Table of contents

1. The Tried and the True: Native AMerican Women Confronting Colonization; 2. The Colonial Mosaic: 1600-1760; 3. The Limits of Independence: 1760-1800; 4. Breaking New Ground: 1800-1848; 5. An Unfinished Battle: 1848-1865; 6. Laborers for Liberty:1865-1890; 7. New Paths to Power:1890-1920; 8. From Ballots to Breadlines:1920-1940; 9. Pushing the Limits:1940-1961; 10. The Road to Equality: American Women since 1962show more

About Nancy F. Cott

Nancy F. Cott is Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University, and the director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the author of The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835, The Grounding of Modern Feminism, and Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, among other more

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"Illuminating and lively personal narratives.... Succeeds in giving a sense of how women have been 'active agents' in American history."--The New York Times Book Review"Details a rich store of female accomplishment over several centuries."--The Baltimore Sun"Significant additions to the history of women in the United States."--Dallas Morning News"Thoughtful, broad ranging, and engagingly written. A significant addition to literature in women's history. Accessible and inclusive, it will undoubtedly be an enormously useful volume for years to come."--Florida Historical Quarterlyshow more

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