This history of women in the United States will be the only comprehensive illustrated book on this topic of increasing interest. It will encompass women's experience in America from pre-contact Native Americans to the end of the 20th century. Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, the text is nevertheless narrative, anecdotal, and ...
This history of women in the United States will be the only comprehensive illustrated book on this topic of increasing interest. It will encompass women's experience in America from pre-contact Native Americans to the end of the 20th century. Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, the text is nevertheless narrative, anecdotal, and accessible. Illustrations are drawn from primary sources
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Very good in very good jacket. Black & white illustrations throughout. 646pp, 8vo, cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper; d.w. has a chip, inscription in ink on front end-paper. (New York); Oxford University Press, (2000). Very good.
Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England
Publishers Weekly, 2000-11-27 Of the 10 weighty essays in this lengthy anthology edited by Yale University's Cott, perhaps the strongest is the opening piece, John Demos's incisive look at Native American women. Indian women, he points out, played a crucial role in the European settlement of North America: they made canoes for the traders, served as guides and translators, and participated directly in trade. In Jane Kamensky's essay on colonial women of European and African descent, we learn about demographics (just what did it mean for white women in the colonial Chesapeake that they were outnumbered by men?) and the complexity of colonial marriage. Kamensky also elucidatesDthough somewhat cursorily, Dthe hardships of slavery. Harriet Sigerman describes the 19th-century women's rights battles, looking at women's struggles to get an education, find meaningful work and, most importantly, gain the vote. Karen Manners Smith, writing about the fin-de-sicle, describes women's agitation for suffrage, the women's club movement and women's missionary activity. And in two rousing, if a touch triumphalistic, essays Elaine Tyler May and William H. Chafe introduce readers to women in the post-WWII era: suburban housewives, restless feminists, lesbian activists and ERA advocates. The volume is comprehensive, though perhaps already somewhat dated; it smacks of the 1980s cheerleading style of women's history, and does not reflect recent work that employs gender as a category of analysis rather than simply talking about women as a subject for historical analysis. Still, this volume will no doubt be read enthusiastically by armchair historians and be adopted for classroom use at colleges across the country. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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