American Womens History: A Student Companion by Glenna Matthews

American Womens History: A Student Companion

byGlenna Matthews

Hardcover | May 15, 2000

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An encyclopedia of American women's history, this comprehensive reference book features in-depth articles on trends (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social movements (civil rights, feminism), ideas and concepts (domesticity, consciousness-raising), institutions (Children's Bureau, women inCongress), organizations (Girl Scouts of America, League of Women Voters), events (American Revolution), issues (abortion, Equal Rights Amendment), key legal cases (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), laws and constitutional amendments, documents and publications (Ramona, Declaration of Sentiments),ethnic and social groups (African American women, Latinas), overviews (women's health, women in music and literature), and biographies of notable American women. This Companion is a perfect supplement to The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States. Oxford's Student Companions to American History are state-of-the-art references for school and home, specifically designed and written for ages 12 through adult. Each book is a concise but comprehensive A-to-Z guide to a major historical period or theme in U.S. history, with articles on key issuesand prominent individuals. The authors--distinguished scholars well-known in their areas of expertise--ensure that the entries are accurate, up-to-date, and accessible. Special features include an introductory section on how to use the book, further reading lists, cross-references, chronology, andfull index.

About The Author

Also by Glenna Matthews: Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America (OUP, 1987) The Rise of Public Woman (OUP, 1992) Running as a Woman; Gender and Power in American Politics (Free Press, 1993)

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Title:American Womens History: A Student CompanionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.58 × 10.98 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195113179

ISBN - 13:9780195113174

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"Contains highly readable biographies on women from many backgrounds....[An] excellent index....The entries are easy to read."--Feminist Collections