Description : This collection is distinguished by its focus on women in struggle over the course of United States history and by its source: the pioneering journal Feminist Studies. From its inception, Feminist Studies and its contributors have linked scholarship to activism and made major contributions to the development of women's history. U.S. Women in Struggle gathers a selection of the strongest pieces published in the journal from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.
Description : Reproducible student activities cover territorial growth, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of slavery, and the reform movement.
Description : Economics and U.S. History are intimately interconnected. On a fundamental level, understanding the past helps your students understand our economic system and the keys to economic growth.
Description : A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.
Description : In the last several decades, U.S. women's history has come of age. Not only have historians challenged the national narrative on the basis of their rich explorations of the personal, the social, the economic, and the political, but they have also entered into dialogues with each other over the meaning of women's history itself. In this collection of seventeen original essays on women's lives from the colonial period to the present, contributors take the competing forces of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and region into account. Among many other examples, they examine how conceptions of gender shaped government officials' attitudes towards East Asian immigrants; how race and gender inequality pervaded the welfare state; and how color and class shaped Mexican American women's mobilization for civil and labor rights.
Description : Chronicles the life of the woman who was first lady when Washington, D.C., was burned in 1814, covering her girlhood on a Virginia plantation, early years in Philadelphia, first marriage, new life married to the future president, and later years.
Description : Twenty-two leading scholars offer a comprehensive guide to American religious history--from colonial times to today--organized topically, in a resource that includes an extended glossary and bibliographies listing relevant books, films, articles, music and media resources.
Description : Volume 12 of Women in German Yearbook opens with a cluster of cross-disciplinary articles. Sara Lennox explores pertinent theoretical issues and introduces articles by historian Atina Grossman, sociologist Myra Marx Ferree, and political theorist Joan Cocks. Three subsequent articles focus on the nineteenth century: Todd Kontje challenges the notion that the Wars of Liberation renewed conservatism regarding gender, Irmela Marei Kr_ger-F_rhoff presents a new reading of the father-daughter relationship in Kleist?s Marquise of O . . . , and Helen G. Morris-Keitel describes the ?cultural work? of Louise Otto?s Castle and Factory. ø Barbara Hales analyzes the criminal femme fatale as evidence of Weimar Germany?s deep-seated discomfort with modernity; Kathrin Bower discusses poems by Nelly Sachs and Rose AuslÜnder as searches for the (M)other; Charlotte Melin analyzes gender differences in reworkings of the Alice in Wonderland motif; Helgard Mahrdt explores connections between Ingeborg Bachmann?s prose and the cultural criticism of the Frankfurt School; and Frederick A. Lubich interviews the writer Elisabeth Alexander. Two articles focus on cultural differences: Karen Jankowsky reads The Facade by Libuse Monkov¾, a Czech author writing in German, and Leslie Adelson discusses Eva Demski?s Afra in terms of Afro-German discourse. The volume closes with the editors? views on the yearbook?s role in creating an ?American Germanics.?