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The practice of U.S. women's history : narratives, intersections, and dialogues / edited by S. Jay Kleinberg, Eileen Boris, Vicki L. Ruiz.

Contributor(s): Kleinberg, S. J | Boris, Eileen, 1948- | Ruíz, Vicki.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007Description: viii, 370 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780813541808 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0813541808 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780813541815 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0813541816 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Practice of U.S. women's history.; Online version:: Practice of U.S. women's history.DDC classification: 305.40973
Contents:
Where the girls aren't : women as reluctant migrants but rational actors in early America / Trevor G. Burnard and Ann M. Little -- "Your women are of no small consequence" : Native American women, gender, and early American history / Gail D. Macleitch -- From daughters of liberty to women of the republic : American women in the era of the American Revolution / Susan Branson -- Southern women of color and the American Revolution, 1775-1783 / Betty Wood -- From dawn to dusk : women's work in the Antebellum Era / Inge Dornan and Jay Kleinberg -- To bind up the nation's wounds : women and the American Civil War / Susan-Mary Grant -- Turner's ghost : a personal retrospective on western women's history / Susan Armitage -- Gender and U.S. imperialism in U.S. women's history / Laura Briggs -- Chinese American women in U.S. history : explaining representations of exotic others, passive objects, and active subjects / Shirley Hune -- Migrations and destinations : reflections on the histories of U.S. immigrant women in the United States / Donna Gabaccia and Vicki L. Ruiz -- African American women and migration / Leslie Brown -- Morena/o, blanca/o, y café con leche : racial constructions in Chicana/o historiography / Vicki L. Ruiz -- The woman suffrage movement, 1848-1920 / Elizabeth J. Clapp -- Engendering social welfare policy / Eileen Boris and Jay Kleinberg -- Interrupting norms and constructing deviances : competing frameworks in the histories of sexualities in the United States / Leisa D. Meyer -- Strong people and strong leaders : African American women and the modern Black freedom struggle / Mary Ellen Curtin -- A new century of struggle : feminism and anti-feminism in the United States, 1920-present / Kristin Celello.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Where the girls aren't : women as reluctant migrants but rational actors in early America / Trevor G. Burnard and Ann M. Little -- "Your women are of no small consequence" : Native American women, gender, and early American history / Gail D. Macleitch -- From daughters of liberty to women of the republic : American women in the era of the American Revolution / Susan Branson -- Southern women of color and the American Revolution, 1775-1783 / Betty Wood -- From dawn to dusk : women's work in the Antebellum Era / Inge Dornan and Jay Kleinberg -- To bind up the nation's wounds : women and the American Civil War / Susan-Mary Grant -- Turner's ghost : a personal retrospective on western women's history / Susan Armitage -- Gender and U.S. imperialism in U.S. women's history / Laura Briggs -- Chinese American women in U.S. history : explaining representations of exotic others, passive objects, and active subjects / Shirley Hune -- Migrations and destinations : reflections on the histories of U.S. immigrant women in the United States / Donna Gabaccia and Vicki L. Ruiz -- African American women and migration / Leslie Brown -- Morena/o, blanca/o, y café con leche : racial constructions in Chicana/o historiography / Vicki L. Ruiz -- The woman suffrage movement, 1848-1920 / Elizabeth J. Clapp -- Engendering social welfare policy / Eileen Boris and Jay Kleinberg -- Interrupting norms and constructing deviances : competing frameworks in the histories of sexualities in the United States / Leisa D. Meyer -- Strong people and strong leaders : African American women and the modern Black freedom struggle / Mary Ellen Curtin -- A new century of struggle : feminism and anti-feminism in the United States, 1920-present / Kristin Celello.

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CHOICE Review

Editors Kleinberg (Brunel Univ., London), Boris (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara), and Ruiz (Univ. of California, Irvine), all highly respected specialists in the field of US women's history, have brought together 17 essays that make stunningly clear how the field has evolved, especially over the past three decades. While the essays address US women's history chronologically, there is much overlap among them, as they also address themes within the field, especially regarding the intersection of gender with race and/or class. The essays are each a sort of mini-historiography discussing past and present work within various subgenres (i.e., African American women's history, white working-class women, women and ethnicity, women and the state), while suggesting directions for further study. All of the essays are richly documented, citing various secondary sources. In their introduction, the editors provide an overview of the current state of the field, how it has evolved, and where, they argue, it needs to go as they emphasize the fluidity of borders--both political and social--within the lived experience of women in the Americas over time, as well as within the field itself. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. K. B. Nutter SUNY Stony Brook

Author notes provided by Syndetics

S. Jay Kleinberg (top) is director of the Centre for American, Transatlantic, and Caribbean History at Brunel University, London, England, where she is a professor of history. Eileen Boris (middle) holds the Hull Chair and is incoming chair of the women's studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Vicki L. Ruiz (bottom) is a professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies and chair of the department of history at the University of California, Irvine.

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