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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

A History of Women in America

Author: Janet Coryell,Nora Faires
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780072878134
Category: History
Page: 576
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A History of Women in America integrates the stories of women in America into the national narrative of American history. By weaving women's lives into the heart of the country's narratives, readers will see women where they were, rather than having them appear as appendages to events controlled largely by men. Coryell and Faires use accessible language, telling stories that will attract beginning scholars to the field of history. Major ethnic groups are incorporated, from Native American and African women who appear earliest in the text, to the major immigrant groups, such as Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, and Asian women, who occupy increasingly larger roles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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
Category: Social Science
Page: 381
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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.

Patterns and Portraits

Women in the History of the Reformed Church in America
Author: Renee S. House,Renée House,John Coakley
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802847058
Category: Religion
Page: 182
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Volume 31 in the HSRCA series explores the important -- and largely unknowledged -- contribution of women to the history of the Reformed Church in America. Much more than an expose of untold stories, this significant foray into women studies discusses the church's continuing struggle to define the role of women in ministry and begins, at last, to rewrite the whole story of this significant North American demonination.

Women and Health in America

Historical Readings
Author: Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299159641
Category: Medical
Page: 692
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In this thoroughly updated second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt, a leading authority on the history of women's health issues, has collected thirty-five articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Timely and fascinating, this volume is organized chronologically and then by topic, covering studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods and the nineteenth century through the Civil War. The remainder of the book concentrates on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and addresses such controversial issues as body image and physical fitness, sexuality, fertility, abortion and birth control, childbirth and motherhood, mental illness, women's health care providers (midwives, nurses, physicians), and health reform and public health.

The Moral Property of Women

A History of Birth Control Politics in America
Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252027642
Category: Social Science
Page: 446
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Describes the history of birth control over the past two hundred years, identifying the controversies, politics, and reactions from people before and after the women's rights movement.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

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.

Invisible Stars

A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting
Author: Donna L. Halper
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765636719
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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With an emphasis on social history, the author skillfully explains how the changing role of women in different eras influenced their participation in broadcasting. The second edition is expanded to include the social and political changes that occurred in the 2000s, such as the growing number of women talk show hosts; changing attitudes about women in leadership roles in business; more about minority women in media; and women in sports and women sports announcers. The author addresses the question of whether women are in fact no longer invisible in electronic media. She provides an assessment of where progress for women (in society as well as broadcasting) can be seen, and where progress appears totally stalled.