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 seventh edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history.
New to this Edition
* 33% new selections: Two extended photo essays: "Women in Public" and "Adorning the Body"
* New design: provides a clearer distinction between essays, documents, and photo essays
* Available for the first time in 2-volume splits: presents more flexibility for two-semester courses
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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 seventh edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent events in American women's history.About the Author:
Linda K. Kerber is May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa. She is the author of several books, including No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies (1999) and Toward an Intellectual History of Women (1997). She has served as President of the Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jane Sherron De Hart is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Co-author of Sex, Gender, and ERA: A State and the Nation (OUP, 1990), and winner of the American Political Science Association's Victoria Schuck Award (1991), she specializes in twentieth-century issues of gender, politics, and policy. She is currently completing a study of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that blends biography and legal history.
Cornelia Hughes Dayton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. The author of Women Before the Bar (1995), she is currently writing a book about the life stories of those with mental disorders and their caretakers in eighteenth-century America. She recently launched a new website supplementing her essay "Taking the Trade" about a 1740s abortion trial.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The main strengths of this book are the breadth of its coverage and its inclusion of first-rate work in gender and women's history. The main topics that I cover in my lectures do find representation in the book, from labor, reproduction, consumption, politics, race and ethnicity, etc etc, along with key events, like reconstruction, suffrage, ERA, the depression, World War II, etc."- Nan Enstad, University of Wisconsin "I'm happy with Women's America overall and gladly use it in my courses. I especially like the scholarly selections. The editors have a fine appreciation for good historical writing. My only quibbles are that sometimes the documents are not very well contextualized. I would also very much appreciate some way of clearly demarcating primary from secondary sources."- Laura Lovett, University of Massachusetts "I have looked at the Major Problems series, but I have found that the students prefer articles to a strong reliance on primary sources, and that is why I stick to Women's America. The last time that I used the book one of my very conservative students felt that the book had far too many articles on what she called the "joys of abortion and male-bashing," but I do not share her critique."- Cindy Wilkey, University of Virginia "Now in its seventh edition, this long-respected text is a gift to teachers of undergraduate courses in U.S. women's history. Combining primary sources with authoritative essays addressing increasingly diverse subjects, it is the perfect instrument for the survey course."--Cynthia Harrison, George Washington University "In this seventh edition of Women's America, Professors Kerber and DeHart provide a very good mix of documents, essays, images, and other resources. . . . The selections, which represent some of the finest current and earlier work in the field, are engaging and thought-provoking and should stimulate many discussions and debates and encourage students to do further research."--Maureen Nutting, Seattle Community College. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0195388321
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