Women's America

Women's America : Refocusing the Past

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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its seventh edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 796 pages
  • 177.8 x 248.92 x 35.56mm | 1,292.73g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 7th ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0195388321
  • 9780195388329

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"Brilliantly and evocatively, Kerber, De Hart, and Dayton have once again presented a probing and comprehensive picture of women's experience in America. An indispensable book."--William H. Chafe, Duke University "Women's America is the ideal text to introduce students to U.S. Women's History. . . . The newest edition features innovative photographic essays to offer guidance for students in interpreting visual primary sources. This is one anthology that really does do it all!"--Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University "The new addition of documentary photographic essays encourages the reader to engage both visual culture and contemporary commentary, bringing women's history to life in relevant ways. Spanning the range of women's experiences across race and class, this impassioned collection is a must-have for teaching and learning women's history."--Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Smith College "Now in its seventh edition, this long-respected text is a gift to teachers of undergraduate courses in U.S. women's history. . . . It is the perfect instrument for the survey course."--Cynthia Harrison, George Washington University "This seventh edition of Women's America provides a very good mix of documents, essays, images, and other resources. . . . The selections, which represent some of the finest current and earlier work in the field, are engaging and thought-provoking and should stimulate many discussions and debates and encourage students to do further research."--Maureen Nutting, Seattle Community College
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About Linda K Kerber

Linda K. Kerber is May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa. She is the author of several books, including No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies (1999) and Toward an Intellectual History of Women (1997). She has served as President of the Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jane Sherron De Hart is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Co-author of Sex, Gender, and ERA: A State and the Nation (OUP, 1990), and winner of the American Political Science Association's Victoria Schuck Award (1991), she specializes in twentieth-century issues of gender, politics, and policy. She is currently completing a study of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that blends biography and legal history. Cornelia Hughes Dayton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. The author of Women Before the Bar (1995), she is currently writing a book about the life stories of those with mental disorders and their caretakers in eighteenth-century America. She recently launched a new website supplementing her essay "Taking the Trade" about a 1740s abortion trial.
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