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American women's history, a very short introduction, Susan Ware

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American women's history, a very short introduction, Susan Ware
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-128) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
American women's history
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
878299416
Responsibility statement
Susan Ware
Series statement
Very short introductions, 422
Sub title
a very short introduction
Summary
"This Very Short Introduction explores the major transformations in American women's lives, ranging from political activism to popular culture, the workforce, and the family. Beginning in early America, it places gender at the center of American history, making it clear that women's experiences were not always the same as men's. Susan Ware shows how women's domestic and waged labor shaped the northern economy and how slavery affected the lives of both free and enslaved southern women. She moves through the tumultuous decades of industrialization and urbanization, describing the nineteenth-century movements led by women (temperance, moral reform, and suffrage). The book culminates in twentieth-century female activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this book recognizes women as a force in American history and, more important, tells women's history as American history." -- Front cover flap
Table of contents
In the beginning: North America's women to 1750 -- Freedom's ferment, 1750-1848 -- The challenges of citizenship, 1848-1920 -- Modern American women, 1920 to the present

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