Student Companions to American History

Student Companions to American History

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An encyclopedia of American women's history, this comprehensive reference book features in-depth articles on trends (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social movements (civil rights, feminism), ideas and concepts (domesticity, consciousness-raising), institutions (Children's Bureau, women in Congress), organizations (Girl Scouts of America, League of Women Voters), events (American Revolution), issues (abortion, Equal Rights Amendment), key legal cases (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), laws and constitutional amendments, documents and publications (Ramona, Declaration of Sentiments), ethnic and social groups (African American women, Latinas), overviews (women's health, women in music and literature), and biographies of notable American women. This Companion is a perfect supplement to The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States. Oxford's Student Companions to American History are state-of-the-art references for school and home, specifically designed and written for ages 12 through adult. Each book is a concise but comprehensive A-to-Z guide to a major historical period or theme in U.S. history, with articles on key issues and prominent individuals. The authors--distinguished scholars well-known in their areas of expertise--ensure that the entries are accurate, up-to-date, and accessible. Special features include an introductory section on how to use the book, further reading lists, cross-references, chronology, and full index.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 224.8 x 287 x 26.7mm | 1,358.57g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195113179
  • 9780195113174

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"This broad, alphabetically arranged guide covers social movements, organizations, key legal cases, trends, events, and people. The clearly written articles range from a few paragraphs to two pages.... Biographical sketches provide important dates and discuss the individuals' significance.... Useful to answer quick reference questions and as a starting point for research papers."--School Library Journal "A must-purchase addition for any middle or high school library....State-of-the-art....Librarians, be sure to let your history teachers see this book!"--Library Materials Guide "A significant contribution to the field of women's history in the United States....An interesting book to browse, it contains tidbits of information on many topics not often found in a single source."--Reference Review "Contains highly readable biographies on women from many backgrounds....[An] excellent index....The entries are easy to read."--Feminist Collections
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About Visiting Scholar Glenna Matthews

Also by Glenna Matthews: Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America (OUP, 1987) The Rise of Public Woman (OUP, 1992) Running as a Woman; Gender and Power in American Politics (Free Press, 1993)
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