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Contesting archives : finding women in the sources

Author: Nupur Chaudhuri; Sherry J Katz; Mary Elizabeth Perry
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
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""Contesting Archives makes vivid and concrete the way historians must proceed when faced with partial or contradictory sources. Historians and anyone interested in how historians work will appreciate the authors' strategies for, and cautions about, unearthing information about women from documents inside and outside the archive." Margaret Strobel, coeditor of Expanding the Borders of Women's History" "The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nupur Chaudhuri; Sherry J Katz; Mary Elizabeth Perry
ISBN: 9780252035425 0252035429 9780252077364 0252077369
OCLC Number: 460058258
Description: xxiv, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Finding Fatima, a slave woman of early modern Spain / Mary Elizabeth Perry --
Revealing an orphan's tale from nineteenth-century Mexico / Daniel S. Haworth --
Locating women as migrants in nineteenth-century Tunis / Julia Clancy-Smith --
Exploring crime and violence in early-twentieth-century Black women's history / Kali Nicole Gross --
Spinning and weaving the threads of Native women's lives in colonial Mexico / Lisa Sousa --
Excavating radical women in Progressive-Era California / Sherry J. Katz --
Recovering women's voices in communist Poland / Malgorzata Fidelis --
Archival thinking and the wives of Marcus Garvey / Ula Y. Taylor --
Finding an archive in Krishnobhabini Das's Englande Bangamohila / Nupur Chaudhuri --
Uncovering women and gender in Qajar archives of Iran / Mansoureh Ettehadieh (Nezam Mafi) [and others] --
Revealing new narratives of women in Las Vegas / Joanne L. Goodwin --
Creating an archive of working women's oral histories in Beira, Mozambique / Kathleen Sheldon.
Responsibility: edited by Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry J. Katz, and Mary Elizabeth Perry ; foreword by Antoinette Burton.

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Demonstrates research on diverse women from the sixteenth century onwards in Spain, Mexico, Tunisia, India, Iran, Poland, Mozambique, and the United States. This book addresses gender, race, class,  Read more...

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