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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Linda K. Kerber
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2015-02-01
Download Book : 848 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780199349340


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With its mix of primary source documents, articles and illustrations, 'Women's America' has long been a useful resource. This sixth edition provides extensive coverage of recent events in American women's history and adds several new selections from leading theorists and historians.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Linda K Kerber
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 751 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0195159829


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Presents a history of the status of women in nineteenth-century America, with an examination of their roles in marriage, family life, religion, and public life, and an analysis of their political and legal rights.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Tiffany K. Wayne
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 210 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0313335478


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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.

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Genre Book : Feminism
Author Book : Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Book : 2009-01-01
Download Book : 431 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781438110332


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America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. By culling the most fascinating characters -- the average as well as the celebrated -- Gail Collins, the editorial page editor at the New York Times, charts a journey that shows how women lived, what they cared about, and how they felt about marriage, sex, and work. She begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern "tobacco brides" who came looking for a husband and sometimes -- thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate -- wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot, too. "The history of American women is about the fight for freedom," Collins writes in her introduction, "but it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's roles that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders." Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience, America's Women is both a great read and a landmark work of history.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Gail Collins
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2009-10-13
Download Book : 608 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780061739224


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The third edition of this widely-acclaimed anthology integrates the best of recent scholarship in women's history with American history as a whole. A new introductory essay explains the ways in which the historical experiences of men and women in the United States have diverged, and traces the way in which gender has been socially constructed. Some seventy-five essays and documents--ranging from a letter written by a slave woman to an analysis of contemporary feminism--guide the reader to an understanding of the interaction of race, class, and gender throughout American history. With its wealth of primary and secondary source material, a revised appendix of essential legal documents, concise headnotes, and clear, chronological organization, the third edition of Women's America shows with new force and vigor why gender has become a powerful analytical device for those seeking to understand the history of the United States.

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Genre Book : Feminism
Author Book : Linda K. Kerber
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 588 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0195062620


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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Linda K. Kerber
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2015-02-01
Download Book : 848 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780199349340


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Provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the movement from - diary entries, letters, speeches, and newpaper accounts.

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Genre Book : Suffragists
Author Book : Elizabeth Frost-Knappman
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Book : 2009-01-01
Download Book : 513 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781438108889


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Explores the role of women in eighteenth-century America, focusing on relationships, legal status, work, war, religion, and education.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Merril D. Smith
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : 182 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780313355523


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The number of women elected to Latin American legislatures has grown significantly over the past thirty years. This increase in the number of women elected to national office is due, in large part, to gender-friendly electoral rules such as gender quotas and proportional electoral systems, and it has, in turn, fostered constituent support for representative democracy. Still, this book argues that women are gaining political voice and bringing women's issues to state agendas, but they are not gaining political power. Women are marginalized by the male majority in office and relegated to the least powerful committees and leadership posts, hindering progress toward real political equality. In Political Power and Women's Representation in Latin America, Leslie Schwindt-Bayer examines the causes and consequences of women's representation in Latin America. She does so by asking a series of politically relevant and theoretically challenging questions, including why the numbers of women in office have increased in some countries but vary across others; what the presence of women in office means for the way representatives legislate; and what consequences the election of women bears for representative democracy more generally. Schwindt-Bayer articulates a comprehensive theory of women's representation that analyzes and connects trends in relation to four facets of political representation: formal, descriptive, substantive and symbolic. She then tests this theory empirically using aggregate data from all eighteen Latin American democracies and original fieldwork in Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica. Ultimately, this book communicates the complex and often incomplete nature of women's political representation in Latin America.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2010-09-30
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0199780382