The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States

The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States

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Written by distinguished American historians, each of these 11 diverse volumes describes women of varying ethnic backgrounds and economic circumstances. The authors make extensive use of primary sources, the books are profusely illustrated, and each includes a complete chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index.-- Real-life stories, diary entries, and short character sketches bring complex issues to life-- Supplements and enriches standard history by offering feminine and feminist viewpoints and insights-- Bears the authority of leading scholars of women's history-- Intriguing, rare illustrations from news media and family scrapbooks-- Biographical supplement covers a wide range of women who were major influences on the history of the United Statesshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 142 pages
  • 311 x 375 x 198mm | 6,781g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0195088301
  • 9780195088304

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"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"This is evidence of how far the field of women's history has come in the past quarter century.... Oxford is to be congratulated for so quickly and well translating the newest scholarship into readable and attractive volumes for students."--Patricia M. King, Director, The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College"The modern women's movement has profoundly changed American society, and now these engaging volumes by first-rate historians will enable younger readers to place the experience of women in historical perspective."--Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People"This first multivolume 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"A fascinating compilation of information about women in the history of the United States."--VOYA"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 lends to a greater understanding oboth women's history and U.S. history."--Children's Bookwatch"The many black-and-white illustrations (photos, posters, news clippings) correlate well in a series that could be read cover to cover or consulted for reference."--Children's Book Review Service"Treats young readers with the respect they deserve and does not avoid controversial issues."--Ms. Magazineshow more

Table of contents

v. 1. The tried and the true / John Demos -- v. 2. The colonial mosaic / Jane Kamensky -- v. 3. The limits of independence / Marylynn Salmon -- v. 4. Breaking new ground / Michael Goldberg -- v. 5. An unfinished battle / Harriet Sigerman -- v. 6. Laborers for liberty / Harriet Sigerman -- v. 7. New paths to power / Karen Manners Smith -- v. 8. From ballots to breadlines / Sarah Deutsch -- v. 9. Pushing the limits / Elaine Tyler May -- v. 10. The road to equality / William Chafe -- v. 11. Biographical supplement and index / Harriet more