Women and Power in American History: V. 2

Women and Power in American History: V. 2

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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 history and changing in gender relations. Both co-authors are highly visible in the field of women's history.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130415812
  • 9780130415813

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The Second Edition of Women and Power in American History includes fourteen new articles (six in volume one; eight in volume two) that reflect changing perspectives on women and gender in American history, providing expanded coverage of race, ethnicity, and public policy. A new Worldwide Web section in each volume lists annotated electronic resources relevant to the themes presented in "Women and Power." New articles in volume two: "Race and Womanhood: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and African-American Women in North Carolina," Glenda Gilmore "Rose Schneiderman and Working-Class Women," Annelise Orleck "When Women Arrived: The Transformation of New York's Chinatown," Xiaolan Bao "Ella Baker and Models of Social Change," Charles Payne "A New Women's Movement: The Emergence of a National Organization for Women," Cynthia Harrison "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 "State Building, Health Policy, and the Persistence of the American Abortion Debate," Helene Silverberg "What Works: Fair Pay for Working Women," U. S. Department of Laborshow more

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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, Northridgeshow more

Table of contents

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. Compassionate 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.show more

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