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A history of women in America

Author: Janet L Coryell; Nora Helen Faires
Publisher: New York, New York : McGraw-Hill, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: A History of Women in America integrates the stories of women in America into the national narrative of American history. By weaving women's lives into the heart of the country's narratives, readers will see women where they were, rather than having them appear as appendages to events controlled largely by men. Coryell and Faires use accessible language, telling stories that will attract beginning scholars  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet L Coryell; Nora Helen Faires
ISBN: 9780072878134 0072878134
OCLC Number: 670248266
Description: xx, 521, C-3, I-27 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Native Women And European Encounters: --
Native America: --
Regional cultures --
Life cycles of Native American Women --
Primary source 1-1: Menominee explain menstruation --
Primary source 1-2: Founding the Iroquois Confederacy --
Natives encounter Europeans: --
Europeans and the Columbian exchange --
Primary Source 1-3: John Smith's story of Pocahontas --
Images of native women in colonial women's history --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts --
Women Colonists In Seventeenth-Century English America: --
Cultural transplants: --
Western Christianity --
English law --
Regional variations: --
Chesapeake --
Primary source 2-1: George Percy's A Trewe Relacyon of the proceedings and occurentes of moment- in Virginia --
New England --
Primary source 2-2: Trial of Anne Hutchinson --
Women's daily lives: --
Infancy and childhood --
Courtship and marriage --
Primary source 2-3: Anne Bradstreet, "To My Dear and Loving Husband": --
Pregnancy and childbirth --
Adult women's work --
Women in public life: --
Women in politics --
Women in war --
Primary source 2-4: Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative: --
Bubbling women --
Witches and witch hunts --
Think more about it --
Read more about it --
Key concepts --
From Colonies To Nation: The Eighteenth Century: --
Frontiers and the competition for empire: --
Upper Midwest --
Primary source 3-1: Jesuit missionary's view of Illinois women: --
Southwest --
Southeast --
British in North America: --
Expansion and immigration --
Primary source 3-2: Gottlieb Mittelberger's emigration to America: --
Rise of gentility --
Black women, enslaved and free --
Worldviews --
American Revolution: --
War for Independence --
Primary source 3-3: Abigail Adams, "Remember the Ladies": --
Impact of the revolution --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts --
Women In The New Nation: --
Women and politics in the early republic --
Industrial revolution: --
New England mill girls --
Primary source 4-1: Harriet Hanson Robinson describes life at the Lowell Mills: --
Industrialization in the South --
Industrialization and the market economy in the Midwest --
Women's inventions --
Native American Women and the market economy --
Plight of enslaved Southern Black Women --
Primary source 4-2: Harriet Jacobs, incidents in the life of a slave girl --
Reforming impulse: --
Second great awakening --
Fields of reform --
Free Black Women and reform --
Primary source 4-3: Maria Stewart challenges fellow African American Women: --
Women and abolition --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts --
Rights Contested: --
Cult of true womanhood --
Primary source 5-1: Advice to young ladies on their duty and conduct in life --
Westward migration: --
Life in the West --
Mexican-American War --
Chicana women --
Primary source 5-2: Julia Anna Archibald on the way to Pikes Peak: --
Gold Rush --
Woman's Rights Movement: --
Road to Seneca Falls --
Seneca Falls and Woman's Rights Conventions --
Transcendentalism and Woman's Rights --
Primary source 5-3: Margaret Fuller, woman in the Nineteenth Century: --
Women politicos and domestic feminists --
Antebellum South: --
Southern lady --
Yeoman Women of the South --
Civil War: --
Road to war --
Women in the war --
Primary source 5-4: Marie Revenal del la Coste of Savannah --
Primary source 5-5: Ellen Morgan writes to her confederate soldier husband: --
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Key concepts --
Reconstruction, Resistance, And Reform: --
Reconstruction and resistance: --
Southern Women during reconstruction --
Primary source 6-1: Freedman Eliza file a claim: --
Northern Women during reconstruction --
Native American Women in the West --
Reform returns: --
Women's education and the professions --
Woman's Rights Movement --
Prohibition and the Women's Christian: --
Temperance union --
Primary source 6-2: Frances Willard urges her followers to do everything: --
Labor reform and resistance --
National economy and domesticity --
Birth control and voluntary motherhood --
Primary source 6-3: Harriot Stanton blatch on voluntary motherhood: --
Agrarian reformers --
Women's club movement --
African American Women in the club movement --
Panic of 1893 --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts --
New Century, New Woman: --
Economics, politics, and the election of 1896 --
Women workers and labor reform: --
Women's trade union league --
Women and the mining industry --
Protective legislation --
Immigration and "Americanization": --
New European immigrants --
Primary source 7-1: Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus" --
Settlement house movement --
Asian immigrants in the West --
Native American Women and assimilation --
Hispanic Women in the Southwest --
Reform results: --
Women's club movement --
Primary source 7-2: Frances E W Harper, Iola Leroy: --
Antilynching campaign --
Temperance --
Primary source 7-3: Eighteenth Amendment: --
New century, new woman: --
Education and economics --
Gibson girl, department stores, and domestic servants --
Sports and dress reform --
Sexuality and birth control --
Public power and public voices: --
Antisuffragism --
Primary source 7-4: President of the national Association opposed to Woman Suffrage seeks support --
Final fight for Woman Suffrage --
World War 1 --
Passing the Nineteenth Amendment --
Primary source 7-5: Nineteenth Amendment --
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Key concepts --
Good Times, Hard Times, Wartime: --
Women's Bloc" and social and political activism --
Primary source 8-1: Alice Paul, Equal Right Amendment of 1923 --
Primary source 8-2: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Child Labor": --
Desire for "Normalcy": --
Economy and women's work --
Racism and nativism --
Assimilation --
Power of popular culture: --
Flapper --
Harlem Renaissance --
Primary source 8-3: Zora Neale Hurston on writing: --
Great depression and a New Deal: --
Crash and depression --
Primary source 8-4: Mrs M A Zoller pleads with the president: --
Roosevelt's and the New deal --
Primary source 8-5: Ella Mae Wiggins, "Two little strikers": --
Women in the government --
Women in World War 2: --
Rosie the Riveter --
Primary source 8-6: Eleanor Roosevelt, "My Day," December 8, 1941: --
Women in the Armed Services --
Internment --
Primary source 8-7: German internee recalls his wife's arrest: --
Women on the home front --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts. Cold War, Warm Hearth: --
Demobilization: --
Armed Forces --
Home front --
Women activists for a better world --
Primary source 9-1: Daughters of Bilitis, statement of purpose: --
Communists and Socialists --
Internationalists --
Primary source 9-2: Eleanor Roosevelt speaks to the United Nations: --
Cold War reactions --
Primary source 9-3: Margaret Chase Smith's presidential campaign song: --
Back to the home: --
Government's push for domesticity --
Baby boom, suburbia, and conspicuous consumption --
Feminine mystique --
Popular culture and domesticity --
African Americans and the Civil Rights movement: --
Desegregation and the law --
Desegregation and nonviolent protest --
Primary source 9-4: Southern Belle and Civil Rights: --
Nonviolence provokes violent resistance --
Activism in ethnic communities: --
Mexican Americans protest in the West and Southwest --
Puerto Rican Activism in the East and Midwest --
Primary source 9-5: Salt of the earth: --
Native American activism and resistance --
Asian American Women activists --
New frontier --
President's Commission on the status of women --
Primary source 9-6: President Kennedy's call for a national commission on the status of women: --
Change on the Horizon --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts --
Feminism And Ferment: --
Primary source 10-1: Majority opinion in Griswold v Connecticut: --
Women and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: --
Economic discrimination and the equal employment opportunity commission --
National organization for women --
Primary source 10-2: NOW's statement of purpose: --
Women's rights within the African American Community: --
Voting rights Act of 1965 --
Primary source 10-3: Voting Rights Act of 1965: --
Women and the radicalization of Civil Rights --
Primary source 10-4: National Black feminist organization's statement of purpose --
Native American Liberation: --
American Indian Movement --
Women of All Red Nations --
Women's liberation movement: --
Vietnam War --
Women and the antiwar movement --
Consciousness-raising --
Birth control and abortion rights --
Local feminist groups and goals --
Cultural and Socialist Radicals --
Labor Movement --
Hispanic Women in the movement --
Primary source 10-5: Dolores Huerta Calls for a boycott --
Impact of the Women's Liberation Movement --
Movement's accomplishments --
Houston Conference --
Conservative response --
Primary source 10-6: Phyllis Schlafly, "What's wrong with Equal Rights for Women?" --
Failure of the ERA --
Think more about it --
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Key concepts --
Backlash And The Third Wave: --
Conservatism and the New Right --
Primary source 11-1: Republicans move right: --
Women and the economy: --
Women and the conservative economic agenda --
Primary source 11-2: Carol Sue Rosin imagines space without weapons: --
Women's work education, and the second shift --
Computer revolution --
Discrimination in the workplace: --
Affirmative action --
Sex discrimination --
Sexual harassment --
Pay equity --
Mommy track and the wage gap --
Primary source 11-3: Sarah Buessing's E-mail on the hardest thing about being a woman: --
Reproductive Rights in a Conservative Era --
Third wave feminism and the culture wars: --
Fragmentation of feminism --
Culture wars --
Primary source 11-4: Christina Hoff Sommers, who stole feminism?: --
Women and popular culture: --
Women's television roles --
Women of color on television --
Women in politics and government: --
Women politicos --
Women and the Clinton Administration --
Primary source 11-5: Violence Against Women Act --
Think more about it --
Read more about it --
Key concepts --
Epilogue: Contemporary Era: --
Election of 2000 --
Women and the second Bush Administration: --
Women and the War on Terror --
Women's place in the House-and Senate --
Election of 2008 --
Future Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Janet L. Coryell, Nora Faires.

Abstract:

Overview: A History of Women in America integrates the stories of women in America into the national narrative of American history. By weaving women's lives into the heart of the country's narratives, readers will see women where they were, rather than having them appear as appendages to events controlled largely by men. Coryell and Faires use accessible language, telling stories that will attract beginning scholars to the field of history. Major ethnic groups are incorporated, from Native American and African women who appear earliest in the text, to the major immigrant groups, such as Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, and Asian women, who occupy increasingly larger roles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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