"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.
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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