Born for liberty : a history of women in America

Evans, Sara M. (Sara Margaret), 1943- author

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  • Creator Sara M. Evans
  • Format Books
  • Publication First Free Press Paperbacks Edition. New York, New York : Free Press Paperbacks, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc., 1997. ©1997.
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 0684834987, 9780684834986
  • OCLC ocm37472111


  • Overview: The most concise and comprehensive one-volume history of American women-from the indigenous women of the 16th-century wilderness to the dual-role career women and mothers of contemporary times-this book brings American womanhood to center stage, exploring the lives of pioneers and slaves, immigrants and factory workers, executives and homemakers.


  • "With a new chapter and preface by the author"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Preface to the second edition -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- First American women -- Women who came to North America, 1607-1770 -- But what have I to do with politicks?: Revolutionary Era -- Age of association: 1820-1845 -- Time of division: 1845-1865 -- Maternal Commonwealth in the Gilded Age: 1865-1890 -- 7. Women and modernity: 1890-1920 -- Flappers, Freudians, and all that jazz -- Surviving the Great Depression -- Women at War: the 1940s -- Cold War and the "feminine mystique" -- Decade of discovery: personal is political -- Politicization of personal life: women versus women -- Toward a new century -- Notes -- Further reading -- Index
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