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No small courage : a history of women in the United States

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"No Small Courage offers chronicle of the American experience, charting women's gradual struggle for social and political independence, from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories a...

"No Small Courage offers chronicle of the American experience, charting women's gradual struggle for social and political independence, from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories and primary sources - including letters, diaries, and news reports - animate this history of the domestic, professional, and political efforts of American women and explore the diverse realities that they have faced."--Jacket.

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Creator
edited by Nancy F. Cott
Format
Books
Language
English
Contributors
Publication
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
  • ©2000
Physical Details
  • ix, 646 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBNs
0195139461, 9780195139464, 9780195173239, 0195173236
OCLC
ocm43328919

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-611) and index.

  • Preface -- ch. 1. The tried and the true : Native American women confronting colonization / John Demos -- ch. 2. The colonial mosaic : 1600-1760 / Jane Kamensky -- ch. 3. The limits of independence : 1760-1800 / Marylynn Salmon -- ch. 4. Breaking new ground : 1800-1848 / Michael Goldberg -- ch. 5. An unfinished battle : 1848-1865 / Harriet Sigerman -- ch. 6. Laborers for liberty : 1865-1890 / ch. 7. New paths to power : 1890-1920 / Karen Manners Smith -- ch. 8. From ballots to breadlines : 1920-1940 / Sarah Jane Deutsch -- ch. 9. Pushing the limits : 1940-1961 / Elaine Tyler May -- ch. 10. The road to equality : 1962-today / William H. Chafe -- Bibliography -- Picture credits -- Contributors -- Index
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