Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 634
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s America Book Excerpt:

Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history. It provides many new selections from leading theorists and historians and restores several readings that were cut from the fifth edition. Successfully classroom-tested, these new essays offer more material on the impact of ethnicity in American culture, the roles that women have played in the creation of male-dominated structures, and the international dimensions of women's lives. The introductory essay has been revised and the bibliography has been updated to take into account the growing body of contemporary literature in the field. Women's America is an essential text for courses in women's history and an ideal supplement for more general survey courses on American history. Book jacket.

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists
Author: Donna Hightower-Langston
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 1438107927
Category: Women civic leaders
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists Book Excerpt:

Presents biographical profiles of American women leaders and activists, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

The Religious History of American Women

The Religious History of American Women
Author: Catherine A. Brekus
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-11-13
ISBN: 9780807867990
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religious History of American Women Book Excerpt:

More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was hanged for heresy; Lizzie Robinson, a former slave and laundress who sold Bibles door to door; Sally Priesand, a Reform rabbi; Estela Ruiz, who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary--how do these women's stories change our understanding of American religious history and American women's history? In this provocative collection of twelve essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics--including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment--the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history. Contributors: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School Anthea D. Butler, University of Rochester Emily Clark, Tulane University Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame Amy Koehlinger, Florida State University Janet Moore Lindman, Rowan University Susanna Morrill, Lewis and Clark College Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Augustana College Pamela S. Nadell, American University Elizabeth Reis, University of Oregon Marilyn J. Westerkamp, University of California, Santa Cruz

Report on Women in America

Report on Women in America
Author: U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sex discrimination against women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Women s History A Very Short Introduction

American Women s History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Susan Ware
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-02-15
ISBN: 019932834X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Women s History A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

In 1607, Powhatan teenager Pocahontas first encountered English settlers when John Smith was brought to her village as a captive. In 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment gave women the constitutional right to vote. And in 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps lifted its ban on women in active combat, allowing female marines to join the sisterhood of American women who stand at the center of this country's history. Between each of these signal points runs the multi-layered experience of American women, from pre-colonization to the present. In American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction Susan Ware emphasizes the richly diverse experiences of American women as they were shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, geographical location, age, and sexual orientation. The book begins with a comprehensive look at early America, with gender at the center, making it clear that women's experiences were not always the same as men's, and looking at the colonizers as well as the colonized, along with issues of settlement, slavery, and regional variations. She 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. Ware then moves through the tumultuous decades of industrialization and urbanization, describing the 19th century movements led by women (temperance, moral reform, and abolitionism), She links women's experiences to the familiar events of the Civil War, the Progressive Era, and World War I, culminating in 20th century female activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism. Ware explores the major transformations in women's history, with attention to a wide range of themes from political activism to popular culture, the work force and the family. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this Very Short Introduction recognizes women as a force in American history and, more importantly, tells women's history as American history. At the core of Ware's narrative is the recognition that gender - the changing historical and cultural constructions of roles assigned to the biological differences of the sexes - is central to understanding the history of American women's lives, and to the history of the United States. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Invest in Women Invest in America

Invest in Women  Invest in America
Author: Congress (U.S.), Joint Economic Committee
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invest in Women Invest in America Book Excerpt:

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Provides a comprehensive review of women in the U.S. economy so that policymakers could have a better understanding of women's essential contributions to our economy and their potential to play a stronger role in our economic recovery. Women resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/minorities-cultures-languages/women

American Women s Autobiography

American Women s Autobiography
Author: Margo Culley
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780299132941
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Women s Autobiography Book Excerpt:

Focus on the works of Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gertrude Stein, Mary McCarthy, Maxine Hong Kingston, and others.

Women in Early America

Women in Early America
Author: Carol Berkin,Jennifer L. Morgan
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2015-03-20
ISBN: 1479890472
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Early America Book Excerpt:

Tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic Women in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women—both ordinary and elite, enslaved and free, Indigenous and immigrant—who lived and worked in not only British mainland America, but also New Spain, New France, New Netherlands, and the West Indies. In these essays we learn about the conditions that women faced during the Salem witchcraft panic and the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico; as indentured servants in early Virginia and Maryland; caught up between warring British and Native Americans; as traders in New Netherlands and Detroit; as slave owners in Jamaica; as Loyalist women during the American Revolution; enslaved in the President’s house; and as students and educators inspired by the air of equality in the young nation. Foster showcases the latest research of junior and senior historians, drawing from recent scholarship informed by women’s and gender history—feminist theory, gender theory, new cultural history, social history, and literary criticism. Collectively, these essays address the need for scholarship on women’s lives and experiences. Women in Early America heeds the call of feminist scholars to not merely reproduce male-centered narratives, “add women, and stir,” but to rethink master narratives themselves so that we may better understand how women and men created and developed our historical past.

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America
Author: Sandra Opdycke
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780415921381
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America Book Excerpt:

Features significant events that advanced the rights of women, and addresses women's lives in tenements, their work overseas during World War I, the development of cosmetics in the 1920s, and the new wave of female immigrants.

Smart Women The Search for America s Historic All Women Study Clubs

Smart Women  The Search for America   s Historic All   Women Study Clubs
Author: Ann Dodds Costello
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN: 1483434427
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Women The Search for America s Historic All Women Study Clubs Book Excerpt:

Hiding in plain sight throughout America are historic, highly private women’s self-education groups. These clubs are fascinating survivors from an era following the Civil War when women couldn’t apply to most colleges and were told they shouldn’t leave the home. In their earliest days, the study groups also contributed to the welfare of their towns - often by helping to found their town’s first library-and served to get women out of the house and into the world. Today’s all-women study clubs have no civic component but still fashion their meetings as their founding great-grandmothers did, with members taking turns giving original papers. In Smart Women, author Ann Dodds Costello discusses her four-year quest to locate, often visit, and describe today’s 100-year-old, all-women study clubs, all over America, even though they do not publicize and have no central organization or knowledge of each other. Included: an invaluable, first-ever directory of most of the book’s ninety-plus clubs.

Women and the Making of America

Women and the Making of America
Author: Mari Jo Buhle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Feminism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and the Making of America Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics Third Edition

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics  Third Edition
Author: Lynne Ford
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN: 1646938216
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, Third Edition contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. This informative A-to-Z volume contains hundreds of entries covering the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. Entries include: Abortion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The birth control movement Black Lives Matter Hillary Rodham Clinton Deb Haaland Domestic violence Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Glass ceiling League of Women Voters #MeToo movement Michelle Obama Sonia Sotomayor Elizabeth Warren and many more.

Spanish American Women Writers

Spanish American Women Writers
Author: Diane E. Marting
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 645
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780313251948
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spanish American Women Writers Book Excerpt:

superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.

Nineteenth Century American Women Write Religion

Nineteenth Century American Women Write Religion
Author: Mary McCartin Wearn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1317087372
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteenth Century American Women Write Religion Book Excerpt:

Nineteenth-century American women’s culture was immersed in religious experience and female authors of the era employed representations of faith to various cultural ends. Focusing primarily on non-canonical texts, this collection explores the diversity of religious discourse in nineteenth-century women’s literature. The contributors examine fiction, political writings, poetry, and memoirs by professional authors, social activists, and women of faith, including Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Louisa May Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, Harriet E. Wilson, Sarah Piatt, Julia Ward Howe, Julia A. J. Foote, Lucy Mack Smith, Rebecca Cox Jackson, and Fanny Newell. Embracing the complexities of lived religion in women’s culture-both its repressive and its revolutionary potential-Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion articulates how American women writers adopted the language of religious sentiment for their own cultural, political, or spiritual ends.

Women s American Football

Women s American Football
Author: Russ Crawford
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2022-11
ISBN: 1496233824
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s American Football Book Excerpt:

Tackle football has been primarily viewed as a male sport, but at a time when men’s participation rates are decreasing, an increasing number of women are entering the gridiron—and they have a long history of doing so. Women’s American Football is a narrative history of girls and women participating in American football in the United States since the 1920s, when a women’s team played at halftime during an early NFL game. The women’s game became more organized in 1974, when the National Women’s Football League was established, with notable teams such as the Dallas Bluebonnets, Toledo Troopers, Oklahoma City Dolls, and Detroit Demons. Today there are two main professional leagues in the United States: the Women’s Football Alliance, with nearly seventy teams, and the Women’s National Football Conference, with eighteen, in addition to a number of smaller leagues. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the NFL have recently begun sponsoring flag football teams at the college level, and the game is growing for high school girls as well. In 2021 more than two thousand girls played on mostly boys’ teams, and there are currently four all-girls leagues in the United States and Canada, in Manitoba, Utah, Indiana, and New Brunswick. In addition to the rapid growth of women playing football, there have been advancements in other areas of the game. Beginning with Jennifer Welter in 2015, several women have earned positions coaching the professional game. In 2020 ESPN aired Born to Play, a documentary on the Boston Renegades, the 2019 champion of the Women’s Football Alliance. Based on extensive interviews with women players and focusing closely on leagues, teams, and athletes since the passage of Title IX in 1972, Russ Crawford illuminates the rich history of the women who have played football, breaking barriers on and off the field.

Women Remaking American Judaism

Women Remaking American Judaism
Author: Riv-Ellen Prell
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780814332801
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Remaking American Judaism Book Excerpt:

Description of the changes in American Judaism to ensure that its rituals, texts and liturgies reflected the lives of women.

Women and the American Legal Order

Women and the American Legal Order
Author: Karen Maschke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1135634068
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and the American Legal Order Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reading the Feminine Voice in Latin American Women s Fiction

Reading the Feminine Voice in Latin American Women s Fiction
Author: María Teresa Medeiros-Lichem
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Feminine Voice in Latin American Women s Fiction Book Excerpt:

Medeiros-Lichem, who is a strong writer, presents a revision of her dissertation (in comparative literature from Carleton U., Ottawa, Canada) on the writing of nine women writers from Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. Using a theoretical approach she calls feminist deconstruction, with emphasis on the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin, Medeiros-Lichem provides a close critical reading of the works of Teresa de la Parra, Maria Luisa Bombal, Clarice Lispector, Marta Lynch, Angeles Mastretta, Elena Poniatowska, and Luisa Valenzuela, among others. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Women s Studies Encyclopedia History philosophy and religion

Women s Studies Encyclopedia  History  philosophy  and religion
Author: Helen Tierney
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Studies Encyclopedia History philosophy and religion Book Excerpt:

CONTENTS:VL VIEWS FROM THE SCIENCES; V2 LITERATURE, ARTS, AND LEARNING.

Black Professional Women in Recent American Fiction

Black Professional Women in Recent American Fiction
Author: Carmen Rose Marshall
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN: 0786481226
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Professional Women in Recent American Fiction Book Excerpt:

The last three decades of the 20th century have marked the triumph of many black professional women against great odds in the workplace. Despite their success, few novels celebrate their accomplishments. Black middle-class professional women want to see themselves realistically portrayed by protagonists who work to achieve significant productivity and visibility in their careers, desire stability in their personal lives, aspire to accrue wealth, and live elegantly though not consumptively. The author contends that most recent American realistic fiction fails to represent black professional women protagonists performing their work effectively in the workplace. Identifying the extent to which contemporary novels satisfy the "readerly desires" of black middle-class women readers, this book investigates why the readership wants the texts, as well as what they prefer in the books they buy. It also examines the technical and cultural factors that contribute to the lack of books with self-empowered black professional female protagonists, and considers The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara and Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, two novels that function as significant markers in the development of contemporary black women writers' texts.