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Concise Women's History, A

By Mari Jo Buhle, Teresa Murphy, Jane Gerhard

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 10, 2014

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Explores the history of women and gender in the U.S.

 

A Concise Women’s History, 1/e, explores the dynamics of power in the U.S., between women and men and among women themselves. This history spans from the first cultural contact between indigenous peoples and Europeans in the 15th century to the new globalism of the 21st century.

 

Because it recognizes diversity as a central factor in the history of women and gender, this title explores the lives of a broad spectrum of women. Chapters explore how relationships among women were determined by differences of race, ethnicity, class, age, region, or religion.

 

 

Table of Contents

In This Section:

I)  Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

 


I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Worlds Apart, to 1700

Chapter 2. Contact and Conquest, 1500-1700

Chapter 3. Eighteenth-Century Revolutions, 1700 — 1800

Chapter 4. Frontiers Of Trade And Empire, 1750 — 1860

Chapter 5. Domestic Economies And Northern Lives, 1800 — 1860

Chapter 6. Family Business: Slavery And Patriarchy, 1800 — 1860

Chapter 7. Religion And Reform, 1800 — 1860

Chapter 8. Politics And Power: The Movement For Woman’s Rights, 1800 —

Chapter 9.  The Civil War, 1861 — 1865

Chapter 10. In The Age Of Slave Emancipation, 1865-1877

Chapter 11. The Trans-Mississippi West, 1860 — 1900

Chapter 12. New Women, 1857 — 1915

Chapter 13. The Woman Movement, 1860 - 1900

Chapter 14. The New Morality, 1880 — 1920

Chapter 15. The Progressive Era, 1890 — 1920

Chapter 16. The Jazz Age, 1920 — 1930

Chapter 17. The Great Depression, 1930 — 1940

Chapter 18. World War Ii Home Fronts, 1940 — 1945

Chapter 19. The Feminine Mystique, 1945 — 1965

Chapter 20. Civil Rights And Liberal Activism, 1945 — 1975

Chapter 21. The Personal Is Political, 1960 — 1980

Chapter 22. Endings And Beginnngs, 1980 — 2011

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Worlds Apart, to 1700

Women in The Americas

European Women

African Women

The Gendered Dynamics of Contact

Conclusion

 

Chapter 2. Contact and Conquest, 1500-1700

Spanish Conquest in the Southwest

Trading Ventures in the North

Plantation Societies of the Southeast

Godly Societies of New England

Conclusion

 

Chapter 3.  Eighteenth-Century Revolutions, 1700 — 1800

The Market Revolution

Family Relations and Social Responsibilities

Declaring Independence

A Virtuous Republic

Conclusion

 

Chapter 4. Frontiers Of Trade And Empire, 1750 — 1860

Indian Country

Slavery and Freedom in Louisiana

Western Frontiers

Conclusion

 

Chapter 5. Domestic Economies And Northern Lives, 1800 — 1860

Industrial Transformations

Town and Country

Private Lives: Defining the Middle Class

Multiple Identities: Race, Ethnicity, and the Female Experience

The Culture of Sentiment

Conclusion

 

Chapter 6. Family Business: Slavery And Patriarchy, 1800 — 1860

Antebellum Slavery

Plantation Households

Struggles for Independence

Representing the South

Conclusion

 

Chapter 7. Religion And Reform, 1800 — 1860

Revivals and Religious Virtue

Religion and Family Authority

Controlling the Body, Perfecting the Soul

Contesting the Nation: Social and Political Reforms

Conclusion

 

Chapter 8. Politics And Power: The Movement For Woman’s Rights, 1800 — 1860

Life, Liberty, and Property

Women’s Influence versus Woman’s Rights

Forging a Movement

Conclusion

 

Chapter 9.  The Civil War, 1861 — 1865

The Northern Home Front

On the Battlefields

Plantation Society in Turmoil

A Woman’s War

Conclusion

 

Chapter 10. In The Age Of Slave Emancipation, 1865-1877

Reconstructing Southern Households

Woman’s Rights Reemerge

Woman’s Right to Labor

The Woman’s Crusade

Conclusion

 

Chapter 11. The Trans-Mississippi West, 1860 — 1900

On the Range and in Mining Communities

Mormon Settlements

Spanish-Speaking Women of the Southwest

Building Communities in the Heartland

Indian Women, Conquest, and Survival

Conclusion

 

Chapter 12.   New Women, 1857 — 1915

New Industries, New Jobs

New Immigrants

The New South

New Professions

The New Woman at Home

Conclusion

 

Chapter 13.   The Woman Movement, 1860 - 1900

Cross-Class Alliances

Spanning the Nation

Campaigns of the 1890s

Woman’s Empire

Conclusion

 

Chapter 14.   The New Morality, 1880 — 1920

Urban Pleasures, Urban Dangers

Changing Relations of Intimacy

Curbing “Social Evils”

Women’s Bodies and Reproduction

Rebels in Bohemia

Conclusion

 

Chapter 15.   The Progressive Era, 1890 — 1920

“Municipal Housekeeping”

The Era of Women’s Strikes

 “Mother-Work”

World War I

Votes For Women

Conclusion

 

Chapter 16.   The Jazz Age, 1920 — 1930

“Revolution in Manners and Morals”

Women and Work

Beyond Suffrage

Women’s Activism

The Culture of Modernity

Conclusion

 

Chapter 17.   The Great Depression, 1930 — 1940

Facing the Depression

Activism

Women and the New Deal

Cultures of the 1930s

Conclusion

 

Chapter 18.   World War Ii Home Fronts, 1940 — 1945

Women at Work on the Home Front

Gender and Wartime Popular Culture

Wartime Domesticity

Creating a Woman’s Army

Conclusion

 

Chapter 19.   The Feminine Mystique, 1945 — 1965

Beyond Domesticity

Cold War Mothering

Remaking the American Home

The Heterosexual Imperative

Sexual Dangers

Conclusion

 

Chapter 20. Civil Rights And Liberal Activism, 1945 — 1975

The Civil Rights Movement

A Movement Takes Shape

Agenda for Reform

Conclusion

 

Chapter 21.   The Personal Is Political, 1960 — 1980

Sexual Revolutions

Women’s Liberation

Personal Politics

Family Life, One Day at a Time

Conclusion

 

Chapter 22.   Endings And Beginnngs, 1980 — 2011

The New Right

Work and Family in the 1990s

Global America

Conclusion

 

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ISBN-10: 0-205-90593-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-90593-5

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