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This is the most widely used anthology of American women's history. Organized chronologically, the book is divided into four sections which cover the span of women's experiences in the US from colonial times to the present. Each section begins with a short introduction by the editors which sums up the particular historicla era being covered and the scope of the documents which follow. The editors have carefully selected writings covering a range of aspects on the interaction of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in women's lives. Each of the roughly 90 essays and legal documents presented is prefaced with a brief headnote describing the piece's significance and historical context. This edition has been extensively revised and contains 34 new documents including several orignial essays written especially for this book. More material has been added about "anti feminist" women and about the impact of ethnicity in American culture. In addition, the bibliographic essay has been entirely rewritten to take into account the growing body of literature in the field.
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Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts, and Professor of History, University of Iowa. Jane Sherron De Hart, Professor of History, University of California at Santa Barbara.Review:
"Gets better and better with each new edition. Broad and deep, this rich selection of essays and primary documents has uncommonly helpful headnotes. A teacher's dream."--Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles
"The fields of women's history and gender studies are some of the most dynamic areas of current research and scholarship. Professors Kerber and DeHart have kept a pace with this evolution. The Fifth edition of Women's America, with over thirty new essays and documents, reflects some of the most exciting work in the field. Carefully selected primary documents give readers a sense of the flesh and blood realities that have defined the lives of women across racial, ethnic, regional and class lines for nearly four centuries. The perfect teaching tool."--Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Kerber and De Hart have dramatically improved what was already a very effective tool for introducing students to American women's history. The fifth edition of Women's America integrates the personal with the historical, captures the voices and issues of women from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds, and brings their history to life. Presenting some of the best writing in the field, it will stimulate lively discussion and debate on gender and diversity issues, past and present, and also add significantly to students' general understanding of American history."--Maureen Murphy Nutting, North Seattle Community College
"I have assigned every edition of Women's America since the first, and this is without question the best."--Daniel J. Wilson, Muhlenberg College
"This new edition is even better, reflecting growing knowledge about women as they defined and defied expectations, struggled and survived, and reshaped the possibilities of American life. The editors' Introduction and Conclusion do more than frame the rich offerings of the book. They offer bold and challenging interpretations that will revise our understanding of women's history."--Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Smith College
"Fabulous resource for a U.S. Women's History course--great combination of primary and secondary material. Great to have the new edition with updated topics."--Amy Sue Bix, Iowa State University
"Perfect balance of thoughtful essays and appropriate documents. I have used this for years and will continue."--Deborah A. Symonds, Drake University
"I need a book that recognizes processes of colionialism, colonization, imperialism, race relations, etc. in the WEST! (i.e. outside of the standard New England venue) To teach effectively here in CA, I need a book with a much broader, comparative perspective!"--Rebecca Mead, UCLA
"I need a book that recognizes processes of colonialism, colonization, imperialism, race relations, etc. in the WEST! (i.e. outside of the standard New England venue) To teach effectively here in CA, I need a book with a much broader, comparative perspective!"--Rebecca Mead, UCLA
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