A Concise Women's History eBook

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A Concise Women's History eBook

By Mari Jo Buhle, Teresa Murphy, Jane Gerhard
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Explores the history of women and gender in the U.S.

A Concise Women’s History explores the dynamics of power in the U.S., between women and men and among women themselves. This history spans from the first cultural contact between indigenous peoples and Europeans in the 15th century to the new globalism of the 21st century.

Because it recognises diversity as a central factor in the history of women and gender, this title explores the lives of a broad spectrum of women. Chapters explore how relationships among women were determined by differences of race, ethnicity, class, age, region, or religion.

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  • Personalises Women’s History – Each chapter contains two biographies called Women’s Lives. These passages highlight themes of diversity, sexuality, and global perspective and show how the history presented in the main body of the chapter affected individuals.
  • Each chapter also contains two primary source excerpts called Women’s Voices. These first-person accounts offer perspectives of both well-known and ordinary women on the events discussed in the chapter.
  • Visualises Women’s History – Timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps help readers visualise the history they are studying.
  • Provides Pedagogical Aids – Overview tables provide readers with a summary of complex issues. Review questions at the end of each chapter help readers review, reinforce, and retain the material and encourage them to relate the material to broader issues in American history. A glossary provides definitions of key concepts.
  • Encourages Further Exploration – Recommended Reading and Additional Bibliography sections list additional materials for both instructors and students interested in studying women’s history in more depth.
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1. Worlds Apart, to 1700
  • Chapter 2. Contact and Conquest, 1500-1700
  • Chapter 3. Eighteenth-Century Revolutions, 1700 — 1800
  • Chapter 4. Frontiers Of Trade And Empire, 1750 — 1860
  • Chapter 5. Domestic Economies And Northern Lives, 1800 — 1860
  • Chapter 6. Family Business: Slavery And Patriarchy, 1800 — 1860
  • Chapter 7. Religion And Reform, 1800 — 1860
  • Chapter 8. Politics And Power: The Movement For Woman’s Rights, 1800 —
  • Chapter 9. The Civil War, 1861 — 1865
  • Chapter 10. In The Age Of Slave Emancipation, 1865-1877
  • Chapter 11. The Trans-Mississippi West, 1860 — 1900
  • Chapter 12. New Women, 1857 — 1915
  • Chapter 13. The Woman Movement, 1860 - 1900
  • Chapter 14. The New Morality, 1880 — 1920
  • Chapter 15. The Progressive Era, 1890 — 1920
  • Chapter 16. The Jazz Age, 1920 — 1930
  • Chapter 17. The Great Depression, 1930 — 1940
  • Chapter 18. World War Ii Home Fronts, 1940 — 1945
  • Chapter 19. The Feminine Mystique, 1945 — 1965
  • Chapter 20. Civil Rights And Liberal Activism, 1945 — 1975
  • Chapter 21. The Personal Is Political, 1960 — 1980
  • Chapter 22. Endings And Beginnngs, 1980 — 2011