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.
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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