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Texas through women's eyes : the twentieth-century experience / Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith.

By: McArthur, Judith N.
Contributor(s): Smith, Harold L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Louann Atkins Temple women & culture series: bk. 24.Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 295 p., [15] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780292722828 (cloth : alk. paper); 0292722826 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780292723030 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0292723032 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Sources | Women -- Texas -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Sources | Women's rights -- Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Sources | Women -- Political activity -- Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Sources | Texas -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Sources | Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources | Political culture -- Texas -- History -- 20th century -- SourcesDDC classification: 305.4209764/0904
Contents:
Pt. 1. Social reform and suffrage in the progressive era, 1900-1920 -- pt. 2. Post-suffrage politics, Depression, and war, 1920-1945 -- pt. 3. Conformity, civil rights, and social protest, 1945-1965 -- pt. 4. Feminism, backlash, and political culture, 1965-2000.
Summary: McArthur and Smith trace the history of Texas women through four eras. They discuss how women entered the public sphere to work for social reforms and the right to vote during the Progressive era (1900-1920); how they continued working for reform and social justice and for greater opportunities in education and the workforce during the Great Depression and World War II (1920-1945); how African American and Mexican American women fought for labor and civil rights while Anglo women laid the foundation for two-party politics during the postwar years (1945-1965); and how second-wave feminists (1965-2000) promoted diverse and sometimes competing goals, including passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, gender equity in sports, and the rise of the New Right and the Republican party.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Pt. 1. Social reform and suffrage in the progressive era, 1900-1920 -- pt. 2. Post-suffrage politics, Depression, and war, 1920-1945 -- pt. 3. Conformity, civil rights, and social protest, 1945-1965 -- pt. 4. Feminism, backlash, and political culture, 1965-2000.

McArthur and Smith trace the history of Texas women through four eras. They discuss how women entered the public sphere to work for social reforms and the right to vote during the Progressive era (1900-1920); how they continued working for reform and social justice and for greater opportunities in education and the workforce during the Great Depression and World War II (1920-1945); how African American and Mexican American women fought for labor and civil rights while Anglo women laid the foundation for two-party politics during the postwar years (1945-1965); and how second-wave feminists (1965-2000) promoted diverse and sometimes competing goals, including passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, gender equity in sports, and the rise of the New Right and the Republican party.

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This excellent text for collections in Texas or women's history has four parts: Social Reform and Suffrage in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920; Post-Suffrage Politics, Depression, and War, 1920-1945; Conformity, Civil Rights, and Social Protests, 1945-1965; and Feminism, Backlash, and Political Culture, 1965-2000. Each part includes a narrative discussing the actions and experiences of Anglo, black, and Hispanic women, a fine list of suggested references divided by topic, and relevant documents. The narrative frequently references the documents to make them even more relevant. The topics in part 1 include the benefits and evils of urbanization, the actions of Progressives and women's clubs in social housekeeping, suffrage, and discrimination faced by women of color. Part 2 incorporates women in politics and athletics as well as the Depression and WW II. Part 3 targets civil rights for both black and Hispanic women, as well as the tension between the domestic ideal and the reality of women in the workforce. Part 4 discusses reproductive freedom, Title IX, the glass ceiling, and personal life at the end of the century. A good book for general readers and academics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. J. A. Stuntz West Texas A&M University

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