Download womens america refocusing the past in pdf or read womens america refocusing the past in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get womens america refocusing the past in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



Women S America

Author: Linda K. Kerber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199349347
Size: 62.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4549
Download and Read
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 eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

Root Of Bitterness

Author: Nancy F. Cott
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
ISBN: 155553869X
Size: 36.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7351
Download and Read
Presenting a diverse collection of documents, Root of Bitterness reaches from the colonial era through the nineteenth century, focusing on six dominant themes: women's work, the power of gender, the physical body, women's collective efforts, diversity and conflict among women, and women's relation to state authority. This edition contains about twenty selections from the original volume and almost sixty new ones.

Women Before The Bar

Author: Cornelia Hughes Dayton
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807838241
Size: 79.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4172
Download and Read
Women before the Bar is the first study to investigate changing patterns of women's participation in early American courts across a broad range of legal actions--including proceedings related to debt, divorce, illicit sex, rape, and slander. Weaving the stories of individual women together with systematic analysis of gendered litigation patterns, Cornelia Dayton argues that women's relation to the courtroom scene in early New England shifted from one of integration in the mid-seventeenth century to one of marginality by the eve of the Revolution. Using the court records of New Haven, which originally had the most Puritan-dominated legal regime of all the colonies, Dayton argues that Puritanism's insistence on godly behavior and communal modes of disputing initially created unusual opportunities for women's voices to be heard within the legal system. But women's presence in the courts declined significantly over time as Puritan beliefs lost their status as the organizing principles of society, as legal practice began to adhere more closely to English patriarchal models, as the economy became commercialized, and as middle-class families developed an ethic of privacy. By demonstrating that the early eighteenth century was a crucial locus of change in law, economy, and gender ideology, Dayton's findings argue for a reconceptualization of women's status in colonial New England and for a new periodization of women's history.

Looking Good

Author: Margaret A. Lowe
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882746
Size: 55.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5741
Download and Read
Historian Margaret A. Lowe examines the process by which women at Cornell University, Smith College, and Spelman College emancipated themselves between 1875 and 1930, creating new models of 'body image.'

Born For Liberty

Author: Sara Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684834987
Size: 38.30 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3526
Download and Read
Traces the role of American women in history, from the Iroquois matron and Puritan "goodwife" to the dual-role career woman and mother of the eighties

Women Of The Republic

Author: Linda K. Kerber
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807899844
Size: 55.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7680
Download and Read
Women of the Republic views the American Revolution through women's eyes. Previous histories have rarely recognized that the battle for independence was also a woman's war. The "women of the army" toiled in army hospitals, kitchens, and laundries. Civilian women were spies, fund raisers, innkeepers, suppliers of food and clothing. Recruiters, whether patriot or tory, found men more willing to join the army when their wives and daughters could be counted on to keep the farms in operation and to resist enchroachment from squatters. "I have Don as much to Carrey on the warr as maney that Sett Now at the healm of government," wrote one impoverished woman, and she was right. Women of the Republic is the result of a seven-year search for women's diaries, letters, and legal records. Achieving a remarkable comprehensiveness, it describes women's participation in the war, evaluates changes in their education in the late eighteenth century, describes the novels and histories women read and wrote, and analyzes their status in law and society. The rhetoric of the Revolution, full of insistence on rights and freedom in opposition to dictatorial masters, posed questions about the position of women in marriage as well as in the polity, but few of the implications of this rhetoric were recognized. How much liberty and equality for women? How much pursuit of happiness? How much justice? When American political theory failed to define a program for the participation of women in the public arena, women themselves had to develop an ideology of female patriotism. They promoted the notion that women could guarantee the continuing health of the republic by nurturing public-spirited sons and husbands. This limited ideology of "Republican Motherhood" is a measure of the political and social conservatism of the Revolution. The subsequent history of women in America is the story of women's efforts to accomplish for themselves what the Revolution did not.

A Companion To American Women S History

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047099858X
Size: 56.23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 409
Download and Read
This collection of twenty-four original essays by leading scholars in American women's history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field. Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work, consumer culture, and feminism. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes expanded bibliography of titles to guide further research.