Ryan, Mary P.

Mysteries of sex : tracing women and men through American history / Mary P. Ryan. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009], c2006. - 1 online resource. - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-408) and index.

Pt. I. Making sex in America : 1500-1900 -- 1. Where have the corn mothers gone? : Americans encounter the Europeans -- The coordinates of gender : asymmetry, the relations of the sexes, and hierarchy -- The sexual frontier -- Warriors and farmers on the gender frontier -- 2. Who baked that apple pie and when? : how domesticity conquered American culture -- The prehistory of feminine domesticity : 1620-1692 -- Between patriarchy and domesticity : 1750-1840 -- Homemaking in antebellum and Victorian America -- 3. How did race get colored? : gender and sexuality in the American South -- How slavery became colored African American -- The gendering of slave society -- Civil war and the reconstruction of race and gender -- The sexual politics of Jim Crow -- pt. II. Dividing the public realm -- 4. What is the sex of citizenship? : engendering the American political tradition from the Revolution to the New Deal -- When citizenship was male : 1776-1865 -- The mother as citizen : segregated and secondary -- The woman citizen goes to Washington -- Second-class citizenship : male and female -- pt. III. Women remake gender in the twentieth century -- 5. How do you get from home to work to equity? : 1900-1960 -- Who made the woman worker? : an overview -- The new woman goes to work : 1890-1940 -- A private detour through the 1920s -- The next generation combines work and family : the 1940s and 1950s -- The mystery of the feminine mystique -- 6. Where does sex divide? : feminism, sexuality, and the structures of gender since 1960 -- The second wave of feminism : 1960-1970 -- Sexual revolution and gay rights -- Restructuring gender differences : 1980-2000 -- 7. Where in the world is the border between male and female? : immigration and generation in the twentieth century -- The generations of gender -- New immigrants meet postmodernity : 1965-2000 -- Joining together to remake male, female, and America.

0807876682 (electronic bk.) 9780807876688 (electronic bk.) 9781469606057 (electronic bk.) 1469606054 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt63110 JSTOR


Sex role--History.--United States
Women--History.--United States
Men--History.--United States
Feminism--History.--United States


United States--History.
United States--Social conditions.

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