Women's America: Refocusing the Past

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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 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 book covers such diverse groups as Christian Indian women in colonial America, African-American women in post-Civil War Atlanta, young Jewish labor organizers in turn-of-the-century New York, new arrivals to San Francisco's Chinatown, Japanese-American women during World War II, and Chicana feminists. 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.

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Linda K. Kerber is at University of Iowa. Jane Sherron DeHart is at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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"Yet another priceless contribution to our collective knowledge about women's past. The essays and documents in Women's America give a sweeping chronicle of women's lives in all their diversity and complexity. Brilliantly framed and carefully compiled, this text remains a classic for U.S. women's history."--Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago

"The sixth edition is more indispensable than ever as a resource for teaching and learning. With new first-person accounts and interpretative essays on social networks and movements, cross-cultural experiences, the dilemmas of citizenship, and many other critical areas, this marvelous collection continues to shape our understanding of the complex dimensions of women's history."-Joyce Antler, Brandeis University

"This sixth edition of Women's America is the best yet. It is the most expansive and comprehensive text on women, their special roles in American history, the making of American culture, and the defining of American citizenship. Must reading for all those who seek to understand American society and history at the intersection of gender, race, and work."--James Oliver Horton, George Washington University

"The great virtue of this book is that it has enabled me to broach the most sophisticated themes of women's history and gender studies in my classroom in a way that is both accessible and challenging for my students. Deft editing of this 6th edition has created another diverse and engaging collection of scholarly articles and primary documents perfect for the discussion-centered classroom. My students appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on the most current debates in the field and are motivated by the editors' 'not the usual suspects' approach to women's history."--Colleen MegAnne Coffey, Moorpark Community College

"This anthology, now in its sixth edition, is the gold standard of U.S. women's history. Kerber and De Hart have retained the classic articles of the field while incorporating the latest and most innovative of the new research."--Elizabeth H. Pleck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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