You Have Stept Out of Your Place

A History of Women and Religion in America
Author: Susan Hill Lindley
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664257996
Category: Religion
Page: 516
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Women throughout American history have repeatedly been accused of "stepping out of their places" as many have fought for more rewarding roles in the church and society. In this book, Susan Hill Lindley demonstrates that just as religion in the traditional sense has influenced the lives of American women through its institutions, values, and sanctions, so women themselves have had significant effect on the shape of American religion through the years.

Unsung: A History of Women in American Music

Author: Christine Ammer
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483577007
Category: Music
Page: 600
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The activity of women in American music from the 18th to 21st centuries. It describes hundreds of women composers, instrumentalists, conductors, orchestra and opera managers, music educators, and music patrons.

In the Company of Educated Women

A History of Women and Higher Education in America
Author: Barbara Miller Solomon
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300036398
Category: Education
Page: 298
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Traces the history of the struggle of women to achieve equality in American colleges from Colonial times to the present

A History of Women in America

From Founding Mothers to Feminists-How Women Shaped the Life and Culture of America
Author: Carol Hymowitz,Michaele Weissman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307790436
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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From colonial to modern-day times this narrative history, incorporating first-person accounts, traces the development of women's roles in America. Against the backdrop of major historical events and movements, the authors examine the issues that changed the roles and lives of women in our society. Note: This edition does not include photographs.

Born for Liberty

Author: Sara Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684834987
Category: History
Page: 408
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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

Still Jewish

A History of Women and Intermarriage in America
Author: Keren R. McGinity
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814764347
Category: History
Page: 325
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Describes the lives of Jewish women who have married outside their religion and how they have maintained their Jewish identity, and discusses how interfaith relationships have been portrayed in the media.

An economic history of women in America

women's work, the sexual division of labor, and the development of capitalism
Author: Julie A. Matthaei
Publisher: Schocken Books ; Brighton, Sussex : Harvester Press
ISBN: 9780805207446
Category: Social Science
Page: 381
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Examines the role of women in the development of the American economy from colonial times to the present

No Small Courage

A History of Women in the United States
Author: Nancy F. Cott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195173239
Category: History
Page: 646
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Presents essays that trace the lives and experiences of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

History of Women in America

Author: Patricia Lane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781312019744
Page: 54
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History of Women in America is a history of women in America from colonial times until the present (2015, when this book was published.)

Changing Woman

A History of Racial Ethnic Women in Modern America
Author: Karen Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198022138
Category: History
Page: 304
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While great strides have been made in documenting discrimination against women in America, our awareness of discrimination is due in large part to the efforts of a feminist movement dominated by middle-class white women, and is skewed to their experiences. Yet discrimination against racial ethnic women is in fact dramatically different--more complex and more widespread--and without a window into the lives of racial ethnic women our understanding of the full extent of discrimination against all women in America will be woefully inadequate. Now, in this illuminating volume, Karen Anderson offers the first book to examine the lives of women in the three main ethnic groups in the United States--Native American, Mexican American, and African American women--revealing the many ways in which these groups have suffered oppression, and the profound effects it has had on their lives. Here is a thought-provoking examination of the history of racial ethnic women, one which provides not only insight into their lives, but also a broader perception of the history, politics, and culture of the United States. For instance, Anderson examines the clash between Native American tribes and the U.S. government (particularly in the plains and in the West) and shows how the forced acculturation of Indian women caused the abandonment of traditional cultural values and roles (in many tribes, women held positions of power which they had to relinquish), subordination to and economic dependence on their husbands, and the loss of meaningful authority over their children. Ultimately, Indian women were forced into the labor market, the extended family was destroyed, and tribes were dispersed from the reservation and into the mainstream--all of which dramatically altered the woman's place in white society and within their own tribes. The book examines Mexican-American women, revealing that since U.S. job recruiters in Mexico have historically focused mostly on low-wage male workers, Mexicans have constituted a disproportionate number of the illegals entering the states, placing them in a highly vulnerable position. And even though Mexican-American women have in many instances achieved a measure of economic success, in their families they are still subject to constraints on their social and political autonomy at the hands of their husbands. And finally, Anderson cites a wealth of evidence to demonstrate that, in the years since World War II, African-American women have experienced dramatic changes in their social positions and political roles, and that the migration to large urban areas in the North simply heightened the conflict between homemaker and breadwinner already thrust upon them. Changing Woman provides the first history of women within each racial ethnic group, tracing the meager progress they have made right up to the present. Indeed, Anderson concludes that while white middle-class women have made strides toward liberation from male domination, women of color have not yet found, in feminism, any political remedy to their problems.

Women and the Historical Enterprise in America

Gender, Race, and the Politics of Memory, 1880-1945
Author: Julie Des Jardins
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807854754
Category: History
Page: 380
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Looks at the works of women historians, from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II, and their impact on the social and cultural history of the United States.

Grace Sufficient

A History of Women in American Methodism, 1760-1939
Author: Jean Miller Schmidt
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 374
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As contemporary women struggle with their own sense of call, they often resonate in powerful ways with the faith stories of these religious foremothers."--Jacket.

Those Good Gertrudes

A Social History of Women Teachers in America
Author: Geraldine J. Clifford
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421419793
Category: Education
Page: 496
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Those Good Gertrudes explores the professional, civic, and personal roles of women teachers throughout American history. Its voice, themes, and findings build from the mostly unpublished writings of many women and their families, colleagues, and pupils. Geraldine J. Clifford studied personal history manuscripts in archives and consulted printed autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, oral histories, interviews—even film and fiction—to probe the multifaceted imagery that has surrounded teaching. This broad ranging, inclusive, and comparative work surveys a long past where schoolteaching was essentially men's work, with women relegated to restricted niches such as teaching rudiments of the vernacular language to young children and socializing girls for traditional gender roles. Clifford documents and explains the emergence of women as the prototypical schoolteachers in the United States, a process apparent in the late colonial period and continuing through the nineteenth century, when they became the majority of American public and private schoolteachers. The capstone of Clifford’s distinguished career and the definitive book on women teachers in America, Those Good Gertrudes will engage scholars in the history of education and women’s history, teachers past, present, and future, and readers with vivid memories of their own teachers. "Clifford's book is a timely blessing, the history of teachers are at last accorded their own integrity instead of as appendages in other fields of study."— San Francisco Book Review "Clifford’s colleagues around the world have long anticipated Those Good Gertrudes. They will find the wait exceedingly worthwhile. The book’s scope and depth can now incite new generations of students to reflect on and investigate the repercussions of teaching and learning—activities still driven essentially by women both in the U.S. and globally."—Donald R. Warren, Indiana University "Those ‘Good Gertrudes’—the women who dedicated some part of their lives to teaching—finally have a great historian to tell this important, missing story. Professor Geraldine J. Clifford has brought together an intense combination of extended research, fresh archival information, and the insightful interpretation that only wisdom can bring to scholarship. This stands as a landmark work in the social history of education."—John R. Thelin, author of A History of American Higher Education The first woman to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship for research in education, Geraldine J. Clifford is professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Lone Voyagers: Academic Women in Coeducational Institutions, 1870–1937.

Encyclopedia of Women in American History

Author: Joyce Appleby,Eileen Chang,Neva Goodwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317471628
Category: History
Page: 800
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This illustrated encyclopedia examines the unique influence and contributions of women in every era of American history, from the colonial period to the present. It not only covers the issues that have had an impact on women, but also traces the influence of women's achievements on society as a whole. Divided into three chronologically arranged volumes, the set includes historical surveys and thematic essays on central issues and political changes affecting women's lives during each period. These are followed by A-Z entries on significant events and social movements, laws, court cases and more, as well as profiles of notable American women from all walks of life and all fields of endeavor. Primary sources and original documents are included throughout.