Download e-book for iPad: A Companion to American Women's History by Nancy A. Hewitt

By Nancy A. Hewitt

ISBN-10: 0470998598

ISBN-13: 9780470998595

ISBN-10: 0631212523

ISBN-13: 9780631212522

This selection of twenty-four unique essays through prime students in American women's heritage highlights the latest very important scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this renowned and modern box.

  • Covers the breadth of yankee Women's historical past, together with the colonial kinfolk, marriage, well-being, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, client tradition, and feminism.
  • Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and subject.
  • Includes extended bibliography of titles to steer extra examine.
  • Content:
    Chapter One The Imperial Gaze: local American, African American, and Colonial ladies in ecu Eyes (pages 1–19): Kirsten Fischer
    Chapter Slavery and the Slave alternate (pages 20–34): Jennifer L. Morgan
    Chapter 3 touch and Conquest in Colonial North the USA (pages 35–48): Gwenn A. Miller
    Chapter 4 construction Colonies, Defining households (pages 49–65): Ann M. Little
    Chapter 5 Sinners and Saints: girls and faith in Colonial the US (pages 66–80): Susan Juster
    Chapter Six A Revolution for Whom? ladies within the period of the yankee Revolution (pages 83–99): Jan E. Lewis
    Chapter Seven Gender and sophistication Formations within the Antebellum North (pages 100–116): Catherine Kelly
    Chapter 8 faith, Reform, and Radicalism within the Antebellum period (pages 117–131): Nancy A. Hewitt
    Chapter 9 Conflicts and Cultures within the West (pages 132–149): Lisbeth Haas
    Chapter Ten Rural girls (pages 150–166): Marli F. Weiner
    Chapter 11 The Civil warfare period (pages 167–192): Thavolia Glymph
    Chapter Twelve Marriage, estate, and sophistication (pages 193–205): Amy Dru Stanley
    Chapter 13 future health, Sciences, and Sexualities in Victorian the United States (pages 206–224): Louise Michele Newman
    Chapter Fourteen schooling and the Professions (pages 227–249): Lynn D. Gordon
    Chapter Fifteen Wage?earning ladies (pages 250–273): Annelise Orleck
    Chapter 16 purchaser Cultures (pages 274–294): Susan Porter Benson
    Chapter Seventeen city areas and renowned Cultures, 1890–1930 (pages 295–311): Nan Enstad
    Chapter Eighteen ladies at the circulation: Migration and Immigration (pages 312–327): Ardis Cameron
    Chapter Nineteen Women's activities, 1880s–1920s (pages 328–347): Kirsten Delegard
    Chapter Twenty drugs, legislations, and the country: The heritage of copy (pages 348–365): Leslie J. Reagan
    Chapter Twenty?One the nice melancholy and global conflict II (pages 366–381): Karen Anderson
    Chapter Twenty?Two Rewriting Postwar Women's heritage, 1945–1960 (pages 382–396): Joanne Meyerowitz
    Chapter Twenty?Three Civil Rights and Black Liberation (pages 397–413): Steven F. Lawson
    Chapter Twenty?Four Second?wave Feminism (pages 414–432): Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon

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    Thus they believed that the woman who mothered only “two or three [children] in their whole lives” did so as a consequence of sexual promiscuity, not of conscious efforts at birth spacing (Dapper 1670: 466). Some European observers believed the post-delivery period of abstinence lasted three months; others commented upon a two- to threeyear period of breastfeeding. Contemporary studies note the evidence that prolonged breastfeeding in tandem with postpartum sexual abstinence was an essential factor in African women and men’s ability to regulate fertility.

    Hewitt Copyright © 2002, 2005 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd CHAPTER THREE Contact and Conquest in Colonial North America G ~ NA. NMILLER A TTENTION to women in the history of colonial contact and conquest in North America has increased markedly in recent years. ” The scholarly recognition of interethnic relationships among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans has fkther highhghted women’s central role in shaping early American communities. The impact of colonial contact and conquest upon various racial and ethnic groups in the Americas has been on the historical agenda for a long time.

    They navigated canoes with as few as one person or as many as sixty people aboard and devised systems of dikes, sometimes miles long, to flood and drain rice fields. Enormous markets took place every eight days bringing thousands to buy and sell, some coming from as far as 60 miles away. In the process they created enduring social networks and utilized canoes and riverways as transport to participate in social, religious, and political gatherings. At the Gold Coast, prior to European contact, women produced agricultural exports essential to the regional economy.

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