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Women's America : refocusing the past

Author: Linda K Kerber; Jane Sherron De Hart
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Now updated to include many more selections on ethnicity, as well as work on the frontier, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Vietnam, prostitution and sex workers, and the problem of eating disorders, Women's America is more timely than ever, providing a comprehensive and insightful analysis of women's American history from colonial times to the present. -- from Back Cover.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women's America.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)654249104
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda K Kerber; Jane Sherron De Hart
ISBN: 0195091469 9780195091465 0195091477 9780195091472
OCLC Number: 30544703
Description: xiii, 634 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Gender and the New Women's History / Jane Sherron De Hart, Linda K. Kerber --
Traditional America, 1600-1820 --
Creating a Blended Household: Christian Indian Women and English Domestic Life in Colonial Massachusetts / Ann Marie Plane --
"This Evil Extends Especially ... to the Feminine Sex": Negotiating Captivity in the New Mexico Borderlands / James F. Brooks --
The Ways of Her Household / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich --
Documents: The Law of Domestic Relations: Marriage, Divorce, Dower --
Examples from Colonial Connecticut --
African American Women in Colonial Society / Carol Berkin --
Documents: The Law of Slavery --
"According to the condition of the mother ..." --
"For prevention of that abominable mixture ..." --
"Searchers again Assembled": Gender Distinctions in Seventeenth-Century America / Mary Beth Norton --
Document: The Trial of Anne Hutchinson, 1637 --
"What law have I broken?" --
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: The Economic Basis of Witchcraft / Carol F. Karlsen --
Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village / Cornelia Hughes Dayton --
Documents: Supporting the Revolution --
"The ladies going about for money exceeded everything ..." --
Sarah Osborn, "The bullets would not cheat the gallows ..." --
Rachel Wells, "I have Don as much to Carrey on the Warr as maney ..." --
The Republican Mother and the Woman Citizen: Contradictions and Choices in Revolutionary America / Linda K. Kerber --
The Many Frontiers of Industrializing America, 1820-1900.
Responsibility: edited by Linda K. Kerber, Jane Sherron De Hart.
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