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Women and The American Experience, A Concise History By Nancy Woloch

Women and The American Experience, A Concise History
by Nancy Woloch

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Incorporates research in the fast-growing field of Women's History. This text includes an exploration of women's experiences and roles in various ethnic groups. It contains the following three sections: "The Trans-Mississippi West", "Migrants and Immigrants" and "Women and the Law".
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Women and The American Experience, A Concise History by Nancy Woloch

The 2d edition of this concise history has been revised to incorporate continuing research in the fast-growing field of Women's History. Additions to the text include an exploration of women's experiences and roles in various ethnic groups as well as three new sections: "The Trans-Mississippi West", "Migrants and Immigrants" and "Women and the Law". Woloch's lucid, lively and thorough survey retains the same comprehensive style that has made it the best-selling narrative text in American Women's History.

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About Nancy Woloch


Nancy Woloch teaches history and American Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of 'Muller vs. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents' (1996); co-author of 'The American Century: A History of the United States Since the 1890s' (1998), with Walter Lafeber and Richard Polenberg; and co-author of 'The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People' (4th ed., 2000).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Seventeenth Century: A Frontier SocietyA Necessary Good
Housewifery and Trade
Servants and Slaves
Native American Women
Prophets and Saints
Invisible Furies
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 2: The Eighteenth Century: The Eve of ModernityWives and Widows
Character and Capacity
Legal Institutions
Diversity of Cultures
The Cradle of the Revolution
The Pursuit of Happiness
Fathers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 3: Promoting Woman's Sphere, 1800-1860The Home and the World
Piety and Purity
Academy and Common School
Readers and Authors
Factory and Mill
City and Frontier
White Women in the Antebellum South
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 4: Benevolence, Reform, and Slavery, 1800-1860Origins of Association
Moral Reform
Women in Slavery
Abolition and the Woman Question
Communitarian Alternatives and Legal Rights
The Women's Rights Movement
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 5: Women at Work, 1860-1920Civil War and Women's Work
The Black Experience
The Trans-Mississippi West
Immigrants, Cities, and Working Girls
Women in Industry
The Union Experience
Office, Store, and Classroom
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 6: The Rise of the New Woman, 1860-1920Shrinking Families
The College Woman
The Professional Woman
Clubwomen and Crusaders
Educated Homemakers
Social Housekeepers
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 7: Feminism and Suffrage, 1860-1920An Independent Suffrage Movement
Finding a Constituency
The Argument Over Suffrage
Voices on the Left
Peace, War, and the Woman's Party
Women and the Vote
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 8: Cross-Currents: The 1920sFeminists in Conflict
Aspiration and Career
Migrants and Immigrants
The New Morality
"Pals" and "Partners"
Companions and Consumers
Contraceptive Politics
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 9: Emergencies: The 1930s and 1940sDepression Families
Working Women
Women's New Deal
"Front Page Woman"
The Impact of World War II
Postwar Prospects
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 10: High Expectations: 1950-1975Suburban Housewives
Working MothersMixed Signals
Black Women in Postwar America
Civil Rights and Women's Liberation
Legitimizing Feminism
Suggested Readings and SourcesChapter 11: In Search of Equality: Since 1975Feminism at Stalemate
Women in the Workplace
Families in Transition
Immigration, Ethnicity, and Diversity
The Gender Gap
Women and the Law
Suggested Readings and Sources
Index

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GOR010738212
Women and The American Experience, A Concise History by Nancy Woloch
Nancy Woloch
Used - Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2001-08-01
464
0072418214
9780072418217
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.