Women and Power in American History, Volume I

Women and Power in American History, Volume I

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For two-semester/two-quarter courses in History of Women in America and Women and History and provides a coherent focus on women for two-semester U.S. history courses.This anthology brings together carefully selected, cutting-edge articles in U.S. Women's History-organized around issues related to gender and power in American society. The thirty-eight individual essays provide students with unifying themes that promote their understanding of women's history and changing gender relations. Both co-authors are highly visible in the field of women's history.
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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 150.4 x 230.1 x 12.4mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130415707
  • 9780130415707

Table of contents

Volume I: 1. The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier, Kathleen M. Brown. 2. The Weaker Sex as Religious Rebel, Lyle Koehler. 3. The Planter's Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland, Lois Green Carr and Lorena S. Walsh. 4. The Beginnings of the Afro-American Family in Maryland, Allan Kulikoff. 5. "To Use Her as His Wife": An Extraordinary Paternity Suit-in the 1740s, Kathryn Kish Sklar. 6. "Daughters of Liberty": Religious Women in Revolutionary New England, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. 7. Women and Outwork in Nineteenth-Century New England, Thomas Dublin. 8. The Sexual Division of Labor and the Artisan Tradition in Early Industrial Capitalism: The Case of New England Shoemaking, Mary H. Blewett. 9. The Domestic Balance of Power: Relations between Mistress and Maid in Nineteenth-Century New England, Carol Lasser. 10. Women, Work, and Protest in the Early Lowell Mills: The Oppressing Hand of Avarice Would Enslave Us, Thomas Dublin. 11. Female Slaves: Sex Roles and Status in the Antebellum South, Deborah G. White. 12. Women's Rights Emerges within the Anti-Slavery Movement: Angelina and Sarah Grimke in 1837, Kathryn Kish Sklar. 13. Beauty, the Beast, and the Militant Woman: A Case Study in Sex Roles and Social Stress in Jacksonian America, Caroll Smith-Rosenberg. 14. Catharine Beecher Promotes Women's Entrance into the Teaching Profession, Kathryn Kish Sklar. 15. Women and Indians on the Frontier, Glenda Riley. 16. Victorian Women and Domestic Life: Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kathryn Kish Sklar. 17. Chinese Immigrant Women in Nineteenth-Century California, Lucie Cheng. 18. Reproductive Control and Conflict in the Nineteenth Century, Janet Farrell Brodie. Volume II: 1. Separation as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-1930, Estelle Freedman. 2. Women's Mighty Realm of Philanthropy, Ruth Bordin. 3. Race and Womanhood: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and African-American Women in North Carolina, Glenda Gilmore. 4. Hull House in the 1890s: A Community of Women Reformers, Kathryn Kish Sklar. 5. "Charity Girls" and City Pleasures: Historical Notes on Working-Class Sexuality, 1880-1920, Kathy Peiss. 6. Rose Schneiderman and Working-Class Women, Annelise Orleck. 7. Organized Voluntarism: The Catholic Sisters in Massachusetts, 1870-1940, Mary J. Oates. 8. Discontented Black Feminists: Prelude and Postscript to the Passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. 9. The Professionalization of Birth Control, Linda Gordon. 10. The Black Community and the Birth Control Movement, Jessie M. Rodrique. 11. Why Were Most Politically Active Women Opposed to the ERA in the 1920s?, Kathryn Kish Sklar. 12. Companionate Marriage and the Lesbian Threat, Christina Simmons. 13. "This Work Had a End": African-American Domestic Workers in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis. 14. Redefining "Women's Work": The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry during World War II, Ruth Milkman. 15. When Women Arrived: The Transformation of New York's Chinatown, Xiaolan Bao. 16. Ella Baker and Models of Social Change, Charles Payne. 17. A New Women's Movement: The Emergence of the National Organization for Women, Cynthia Harrison. 18. "Woman Power Will Stop Those Grapes": Chicana Organizers and Middle-Class Female Supporters in the Farm Workers' Grape Boycott in Philadelphia, 1969-1970, Margaret Rose. 19. State Building, Health Policy, and the Persistence of the American Abortion Debate, Helene Silverberg. 20. What Works: Fair Pay for Working Women, U.S. Department of Labor.
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"I like Women and Power because of its unifying theme, balance, helpful abstracts, consistently high-quality selections, and moderate cost. The essays retain the flavor of professional research while making the work accessible to a general undergraduate audience. My students feel motivated and accomplished when they have an opportunity to read 'real' scholarly articles." - Nancy Page Fernandez, California State University, Northridge
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