Young Oxf Hist Women in USA 10 Vol Set

Young Oxf Hist Women in USA 10 Vol Set

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The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States is the first multivolume history of the public and private lives of American women over the past four centuries; These books, rich in dramatic incidents and personal details, show the variety and importance of American women's experienvces, demonstrating that the history of our nation cannot be fully understood without focusing on changes in women's lives. Written by distinguished American historians, the books are comprehensive, describing women of varying ethnic backgrounds and economic circumstances. They make extensive use of primary sources and are profusely illustrated. Each book includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading and index.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 196.85 x 260.35 x 101.6mm | 3,520g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195123980
  • 9780195123982

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"This first multi-volume history of American women for young adults is a remarkable attempt to examine the private and public lives of women and their diverse roles in shaping American history... This series, with attractive covers, is probably most appropriate for high-school students, but readers in middle school will also find it useful. The fact that each volume is less than 200 pages, and therefore not intimidating to young report writers, makes this a 'must purchase' item."--Booklist"Long overdue and should be in every middle and high school library. As a high school teacher of history, and more specifically women's history, I find this set refreshing and well-rounded.... I see these volumes as filling the many gaps in our current American History texts.... The series does an excellent job of presenting both the disenfranchised and the powerful in its pages. We see clearly the diversity in American women.... The major strength of these eleven volumes lies in the use of diaries, letters, newspapers, and speeches that lend a sense of the times to these events. This sense cannot be duplicated in second-hand accounts."--National Women's Studies Association Journal"While there have been a number of other titles on women in America, none includes the detail provided here. Very useful for students, but interesting reading for personal study as well."--School Library Journal"Here are the courageous women that one doesn't find in other history books, women who paved the way for the daughters of today.... Every daughter should have a set."--AB Bookman's Weekly"The black and white photos and blend of history and social issues leads to a greater understanding of both women's history and U.S. history."--Children's Bookwatch"Treats young readers with the respect they deserve and does not avoid controversial issues."--Ms. Magazine "This first multi-volume history of American women for young adults is a remarkable attempt to examine the private and public lives of women and their diverse roles in shaping American history... This series, with attractive covers, is probably most appropriate for high-school students, but readers in middle school will also find it useful. The fact that each volume is less than 200 pages, and therefore not intimidating to young report writers, makes this a 'must purchase' item."--Booklist "Long overdue and should be in every middle and high school library. As a high school teacher of history, and more specifically women's history, I find this set refreshing and well-rounded.... I see these volumes as filling the many gaps in our current American History texts.... The series does an excellent job of presenting both the disenfranchised and the powerful in its pages. We see clearly the diversity in American women.... The major strength of these eleven volumes lies in the use of diaries, letters, newspapers, and speeches that lend a sense of the times to these events. This sense cannot be duplicated in second-hand accounts."--National Women's Studies Association Journal "While there have been a number of other titles on women in America, none includes the detail provided here. Very useful for students, but interesting reading for personal study as well."--School Library Journal "Here are the courageous women that one doesn't find in other history books, women who paved the way for the daughters of today.... Every daughter should have a set."--AB Bookman's Weekly "The black and white photos and blend of history and social issues leads to a greater understanding of bothwomen's history and U.S. history."--Children's Bookwatch "Treats young readers with the respect they deserve and does not avoid controversial issues."--Ms. Magazine "This first multi-volume history of American women for young adults is a remarkable attempt to examine the private and public lives of women and their diverse roles in shaping American history... This series, with attractive covers, is probably most appropriate for high-school students, but readers in middle school will also find it useful. The fact that each volume is less than 200 pages, and therefore not intimidating to young report writers, makes this a 'must purchase' item."--Booklist "Long overdue and should be in every middle and high school library. As a high school teacher of history, and more specifically women's history, I find this set refreshing and well-rounded.... I see these volumes as filling the many gaps in our current American History texts.... The series does an excellent job of presenting both the disenfranchised and the powerful in its pages. We see clearly the diversity in American women.... The major strength of these eleven volumes lies in the use of diaries, letters, newspapers, and speeches that lend a sense of the times to these events. This sense cannot be duplicated in second-hand accounts."--National Women's Studies Association Journal "While there have been a number of other titles on women in America, none includes the detail provided here. Very useful for students, but interesting reading for personal study as well."--School Library Journal "Here are the courageous women that one doesn't find in other history books, women who paved the way for the daughters of today.... Every daughter should have a set."--AB Bookman's Weekly "The black and white photos and blend of history andsocial issues leads to a greater understanding of both women's history and U.S. history."--Children's Bookwatch "Treats young readers with the respect they deserve and does not avoid controversial issues."--Ms. Magazine "This first multi-volume history of American women for young adults is a remarkable attempt to examine the private and public lives of women and their diverse roles in shaping American history... This series, with attractive covers, is probably most appropriate for high-school students, but readersin middle school will also find it useful. The fact that each volume is less than 200 pages, and therefore not intimidating to young report writers, makes this a 'must purchase' item."--Booklist"Long overdue and should be in every middle and high school library. As a high school teacher of history, and more specifically women's history, I find this set refreshing and well-rounded.... I see these volumes as filling the many gaps in our current American History texts.... The series does anexcellent job of presenting both the disenfranchised and the powerful in its pages. We see clearly the diversity in American women.... The major strength of these eleven volumes lies in the use of diaries, letters, newspapers, and speeches that lend a sense of the times to these events. This sensecannot be duplicated in second-hand accounts."--National Women's Studies Association Journal"While there have been a number of other titles on women in America, none includes the detail provided here. Very useful for students, but interesting reading for personal study as well."--School Library Journal"Here are the courageous women that one doesn't find in other history books, women who paved the way for the daughters of today.... Every daughter should have a set."--AB Bookman's Weekly"The black and white photos and blend of history and social issues leads to a greater understanding ofboth women's history and U.S. history."--Children's Bookwatch"Treats young readers with the respect they deserve and does not avoid controversial issues."--Ms. Magazineshow more

About Nancy F Cott

About the General Editor: Nancy F. Cott is the author of many books about women in the United States, including The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England 1780-1835, The Grounding of Modern Feminism, and A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters, and she has edited other series and anthologies about women in American society. She brings her considerable knowledge of the subject to this first multivolume series of women's history written especially for young readers. She is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University.show more