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Stansell, Christine

Works: 12 works in 95 publications in 4 languages and 5,191 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: HD6096.N6, 305.42097471
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Most widely held works about Christine Stansell
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Most widely held works by Christine Stansell
City of women : sex and class in New York, 1789-1860 by Christine Stansell( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant and vivid study of life in New York City during the years between the creation of the republic and the Civil War, a distinguished historian explores the position of men and women in both the poor and middle classes, the conflict between women of the laboring poor and those of the genteel classes who tried to help them and the ways in which laboring women traced out unforeseen possibilities for themselves in work and in politics. Christine Stansell shows how a new concept of womanhood took shape in America as middle-class women constituted themselves the moral guardians of their families and of the nation, while poor workingwomen, cut adrift from the family ties that both sustained and oppressed them, were subverting'through their sudden entry into the working and political worlds outside the home'the strict notions of female domesticity and propriety, of "woman's place" and "woman's nature," that were central to the flowering and the image of bourgeois life in America. Here we have a passionate and enlightening portrait of New York during the years in which it was becoming a center of world capitalist development, years in which it was evolving in dramatic ways, becoming the city it fundamentally is. And we have, as well, a radically illuminating depiction of a class conflict in which the dialectic of female vice and virtue was a central issue. City of Women is a prime work of scholarship, the first full-scale work by a major new voice in the fields of American and urban history
American moderns : bohemian New York and the creation of a new century by Christine Stansell( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of the new century, an exuberant band of talented individualists thrown together in a shabby neighborhood - a few square blocks called Greenwich Village - set out to change the world. Committed to free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, they swept away late-Victorian sexual prudery, the cult of domesticity, stodgy bourgeois art, and political conservatism as they clamorously declared the birth of the new." "In this group portrait, Stansell depicts this most colorful generation, the men and women who defined modernity for the America to come."--Jacket
Powers of desire : the politics of sexuality( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and German and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cole : landscape into history by Thomas Cole( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminist promise : 1792 to the present by Christine Stansell( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than two centuries, the ranks of feminists have included dreamy idealists and conscientious reformers, erotic rebels and angry housewives, dazzling writers, shrewd political strategists, and thwarted workingwomen. With a deft hand, Stansell paints richly detailed, surprising portraits of well-known leaders: Mary Wollstonecraft, the passionate English writer who in 1792 published the first full-scale argument for the rights of women; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, brilliant and fearless; the imperious, quarrelsome Betty Friedan. Others, too, appear in unforgettable new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in the 1970s led a revolution in the constitutional interpretations of women's rights, and Toni Morrison, whose bittersweet prose gave voice to the modern black female experience. Stansell accounts for the failures of feminism as well as the successes. She notes significant moments in the struggle for gender equality, such as the emergence in the early 1900s of the dashing 'New Woman'; the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote; the post-World War II collapse of suburban neo-Victorianism; and the radical feminism of the 1960s--all of which led to vast changes in American culture and society. The Feminist Promise dramatically updates our understanding of feminism, taking the story through the age of Reagan and into the era of international feminist movements that have swept the globe."--Jacket
Desire : the politics of sexuality by Ann Barr Snitow( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the laboring poor in New York City, 1820-1860 by Christine Stansell( )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le pouvoir et les femmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of women : sex and class in New York, 1789-1860 Christine Stansell by Christine Stansell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Society and the sexes in the modern world( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

CITY OF WOMEN by Christine Stansell( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Powers of desire : the politics of sexuality
Alternative Names
Stansell, Christine 1949-

Stansell, Mary Christine

Stansell Mary Christine 1949-....

American moderns : bohemian New York and the creation of a new centuryPowers of desire : the politics of sexualityThe feminist promise : 1792 to the present