Women's America

Women's America : Refocusing the Past

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The fourth edition of this widely-acclaimed anthology integrates the best of recent scholarship in women's history with American history as a whole. Now updated to include many more selections on ethnicity, as well as work on the frontier, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Vietnam, prostitution and sex workers, and the problem of eating disorders, Women's America is more timely than ever, providing a comprehensive and insightful analysis of women's American history from colonial times to the present. Over seventy-five essays and documents--ranging from a letter written by a slave woman to an analysis of contemporary feminism--guide the student to an understanding of the interaction of race, ethnicity, class, and gender throughout American history. With its wealth of primary and secondary source material, concise headnotes, and clear, chronological organization, this new edition of Women's America shows with new force and vigor why gender has become a powerful analytical device for understanding the history of the United States.show more

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  • Paperback | 647 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 33.02mm | 1,156.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • halftones
  • 0195091477
  • 9780195091472

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"Balanced yet poignant focus on a past both rich and proud! I will use it!"--Ted Kluz, Auburn University"Excellent work--covers all major questions and topics in the field. A good blend of primary and secondary sources."--Joseph Karpenski, Golden West College"My students raved over the content! All regarded the essays as infromative and interesting."--Patricia Ojea, Cedar Crest College"Well conceived, with great documents included to support the focus piece."--M. Deborah Bialeschki, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"Excellent primary and secondary material, good for teaching politics, economics and culture of women in American history."--Rosalyn Baxandall, SUNY at Old Westbury"Richer and far more poignant than other texts. Better suited to my course which compares European and US women's experience."--Deb Symonds, Drake University"Wonderful book! We learned a lot from it!"--Helena Czosnyka, St. Louis College of Pharmacy"A grand collection of essays and resources."--pamela Laird, University of Colorado at Denver"From the new cover picture of Wasps to the inclusion of women challenging feminism, this Fourth Edition makes a superb teaching instrument even better!"--Norma Mitchell, Troy State University"Great new edition!"--Debra O'Neal, CalState-Fullertonshow more

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