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A Companion to American Women''s History.

By: Hewitt, Nancy A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Blackwell companions to American history: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2008Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (512 p.).ISBN: 9780470998588.Subject(s): Feminism | Feminism - United States - History | History | United States | Women | Women - United States - HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to American Women''s HistoryDDC classification: 305.4/0973 | 305.40973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A Companion to American Women''s History; Contents; About the Contributors; Introduction; Part I The Colonial Era, 1600-1760; 1 The Imperial Gaze: Native American, African American, andColonial Women in European Eyes; 2 Slavery and the Slave Trade; 3 Contact and Conquest in Colonial North America; 4 Building Colonies, Defining Families; 5 Sinners and Saints: Women and Religion in Colonial America; Part II The Creation of a New Nation, 1760-1880; 6 A Revolution for Whom? Women in the Era of the AmericanRevolution; 7 Gender and Class Formations in the Antebellum North
8 Religion, Reform, and Radicalism in the Antebellum Era9 Conflicts and Cultures in the West; 10 Rural Women; 11 The Civil War Era; 12 Marriage, Property, and Class; 13 Health, Sciences, and Sexualities in Victorian America; Part III Modern America, 1880-1990; 14 Education and the Professions; 15 Wage-earning Women; 16 Consumer Cultures; 17 Urban Spaces and Popular Cultures, 1890-1930; 18 Women on the Move: Migration and Immigration; 19 Women''s Movements, 1880s-1920s; 20 Medicine, Law, and the State: The History of Reproduction; 21 The Great Depression and World War II
22 Rewriting Postwar Women''s History, 1945-196023 Civil Rights and Black Liberation; 24 Second-wave Feminism; Bibliography: Selected Secondary Sources; Index
Summary: This collection of twenty-four original essays by leading scholars in American women''s history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field. Covers the breadth of American Women''s history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work, consumer culture, and feminism. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes expanded bibliography of titles to guide further research.
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A Companion to American Women''s History; Contents; About the Contributors; Introduction; Part I The Colonial Era, 1600-1760; 1 The Imperial Gaze: Native American, African American, andColonial Women in European Eyes; 2 Slavery and the Slave Trade; 3 Contact and Conquest in Colonial North America; 4 Building Colonies, Defining Families; 5 Sinners and Saints: Women and Religion in Colonial America; Part II The Creation of a New Nation, 1760-1880; 6 A Revolution for Whom? Women in the Era of the AmericanRevolution; 7 Gender and Class Formations in the Antebellum North

8 Religion, Reform, and Radicalism in the Antebellum Era9 Conflicts and Cultures in the West; 10 Rural Women; 11 The Civil War Era; 12 Marriage, Property, and Class; 13 Health, Sciences, and Sexualities in Victorian America; Part III Modern America, 1880-1990; 14 Education and the Professions; 15 Wage-earning Women; 16 Consumer Cultures; 17 Urban Spaces and Popular Cultures, 1890-1930; 18 Women on the Move: Migration and Immigration; 19 Women''s Movements, 1880s-1920s; 20 Medicine, Law, and the State: The History of Reproduction; 21 The Great Depression and World War II

22 Rewriting Postwar Women''s History, 1945-196023 Civil Rights and Black Liberation; 24 Second-wave Feminism; Bibliography: Selected Secondary Sources; Index

This collection of twenty-four original essays by leading scholars in American women''s history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field. Covers the breadth of American Women''s history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work, consumer culture, and feminism. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes expanded bibliography of titles to guide further research.

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Hewitt (history and women's studies, Rutgers) has collected introductory yet well-rounded essays that provide a diversity of scholarly interpretations of American women's history. The book is arranged by three time periods: "The Colonial Era, 1600-1760," "The Creation of a New Nation, 1760-1800," and "Modern America, 1880-1990." In each category, essays are arranged thematically. Each contributor thoroughly synopsizes germane works while incorporating issues such as race, class, and religion. The 24 essays each include a lengthy bibliography, and a general bibliography at the back of the book includes additional secondary sources arranged by the three time periods with an added section on theory and general interest. Although the essays treat broad themes, the index permits location of topics. Highly recommended as an introductory examination of American women's history. K. B. Hovendick Syracuse University

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Nancy A. Hewitt is Professor of History and Women's Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Women's Activism and Social Change (1984) and Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s (2001), Women's Activism and Social Change (2001), the editor of Women, Families, and Communities (1990), and co-editor of Visible Women: New Essays on American Activism (1993), and Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques (1996).

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