Women And The American Experience

Author: Nancy Woloch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0070715491
Size: 14.24 MB
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Another new addition to the Overture Books programme, known for their outstanding authorship, scholarship, beautiful trade-like design and inexpensive price. Overture Books offer a unique opportunity for professors looking for an alternative to large survey texts. This concise volume reflects an enormous range of contemporary scholarship and can act as a core text for courses in US women's history, or as a supplement in a US history survey course. The book's style is a vivid, lively and exciting account of women's history.

Women And The American Experience

Author: Nancy Woloch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0073385573
Size: 20.37 MB
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This comprehensive synthesis of women's history from the 17th century to the present draws on the past four decades of scholarship in the field. The book's unique dual-chapter format pairs a narrative "episode" that vividly evokes a particular individual or event with a synthesis chapter that places each episode carefully within its broader historical context. This pairing of the concrete and specific with the general and historic creates a richly compelling reading experience.

Girlhood In America An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Miriam Forman-Brunell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072066
Size: 11.89 MB
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This groundbreaking reference work presents more than 100 articles by 98 high-profile interdisciplinary scholars, covering all aspects of girls' roles in American society, past and present.

The American Religious Experience

Author: Lynn Bridgers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742550591
Size: 11.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The American Religious Experience is an accessible and unique rendition of American religious history. Focusing on Christianity in America, it also integrates the inter-religious, inter-denominational and multi-cultural dimensions of American religious history. The book unfolds consistent tensions between dominant streams of American Christianity and groups relegated to the periphery - groups with roots in visionary traditions, emotionalized religious practice, or ethnic and racial perspectives.

The American Church Experience

Author: Thomas A. Askew
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781606080863
Size: 17.40 MB
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How did the American church begin, and how did it evolve to meet changing needs? This readable survey traces the story of Christianity in America beginning with the first settlers, who came to the New World seeking religious freedom. The book then proceeds to the founding of the United States, the Revolution, the Civil War, and finally the tumultuous decades of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Along the way, the authors show that Christians have played a pivotal role in every significant social movement in America, from the abolition of slavery to the push for civil rights. They also discuss current topics such as pluralism, church-state separation, and the role of minorities in American churches.

American Women S History A Very Short Introduction

Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199328345
Size: 18.43 MB
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In 1607, Powhatan teenager Pocahontas first encountered English settlers when John Smith was brought to her village as a captive. In 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment gave women the constitutional right to vote. And in 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps lifted its ban on women in active combat, allowing female marines to join the sisterhood of American women who stand at the center of this country's history. Between each of these signal points runs the multi-layered experience of American women, from pre-colonization to the present. In American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction Susan Ware emphasizes the richly diverse experiences of American women as they were shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, geographical location, age, and sexual orientation. The book begins with a comprehensive look at early America, with gender at the center, making it clear that women's experiences were not always the same as men's, and looking at the colonizers as well as the colonized, along with issues of settlement, slavery, and regional variations. She shows how women's domestic and waged labor shaped the Northern economy, and how slavery affected the lives of both free and enslaved Southern women. Ware then moves through the tumultuous decades of industrialization and urbanization, describing the 19th century movements led by women (temperance, moral reform, and abolitionism), She links women's experiences to the familiar events of the Civil War, the Progressive Era, and World War I, culminating in 20th century female activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism. Ware explores the major transformations in women's history, with attention to a wide range of themes from political activism to popular culture, the work force and the family. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this Very Short Introduction recognizes women as a force in American history and, more importantly, tells women's history as American history. At the core of Ware's narrative is the recognition that gender - the changing historical and cultural constructions of roles assigned to the biological differences of the sexes - is central to understanding the history of American women's lives, and to the history of the United States. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.