Womens America: Refocusing the Past, Volume Two

Paperback | February 18, 2015

byLinda K. Kerber, Jane Sherron De Hart, Cornelia Hughes Dayton

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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

Linda K. Kerber is May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History, Emerita at the University of Iowa. Jane Sherron De Hart is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cornelia Hughes Dayton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is Pr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.88 × 7.01 × 0.79 inPublished:February 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part IV: Storms on Many Fronts, 1920-1945Sexuality and the BodyJoan Jacobs Brumberg: Fasting Girls: The Emerging Ideal of Slenderness in American CultureVicki L. Ruiz: The Flapper and the Chaperone: Mexican American Teenagers in the SouthwestCheryl D. Hicks: Mabel Hampton in Harlem: Regulating Black Women's Sexuality in the 1920sLeslie J. Reagan: When Abortion Was a Crime: Reproduction and the Economy in the Great DepressionDOCUMENTMargaret Sanger: "I resolved that women should have knowledge of contraception . . ."Photo Essay: Adorning the BodyLabor and ActivismJacqueline Dowd Hall: Disorderly Women: Gender and Labor Militancy in the Appalachian SouthDevra Anne Weber: Mexican Women on Strike in 1933: The Structure of MemoryGendering the Nation-StateNancy F. Cott: Equal Rights and Economic Roles: The Conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1920sAlice Kessler-Harris: Designing Women and Old Fools: Writing Gender into Social Security LawBlanche Wiesen Cook: Storms on Every Front: Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights at Home and in EuropeWomen and WarValerie Matsumoto: Japanese American Women During World War IIRuth Milkman: Gender at Work: The Sexual Division of Labor during World War IIPart V. A Transforming World, 1945-2014Cold War HeteronormativitySusan K. Cahn: "Mannishness," Lesbianism, and Homophobia in U.S. Women's SportsJoyce Antler: Imagining Jewish Mothers in the 1950sWomen's Cold War ActivismDaniel Horowitz: Betty Friedan and the Origins of Feminism in Cold War AmericaMichele M. Nickerson: Politically Desperate Housewives in Southern CaliforniaDanielle l. McGuire: Sexual Violence and the Long Civil Rights MovementDOCUMENTSBetty Friedan: "The problem that has no name"Phyllis Schlafly: "The thoughts of one who loves life as a woman . . ."Rethinking Family and SexJoanne Meyerowitz: Christine Jorgensen and The Story of How Sex ChangedBeth L. Bailey: Prescribing the Pill: The Coming of the Sexual Revolution in America's HeartlandJi-Yeon Yuh: Korean Military Brides: Cooking American, Eating KoreanLisa Levenstein: Hard Choices at 1801 Vine: African American Women, Child Support, and Domestic Violence in Postwar PhiladelphiaDOCUMENTSKay Weiss: "With doctors like these for friends, who needs enemies?"Roe v. Wade, 1973; Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 1992; Carhart v. Gonzales, 2007; Recent DevelopmentsRethinking Marriage: Loving v. Virginia, 1967; Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965; Defense of Marriage Act, 1996; Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2003; Recent DevelopmentsGender and the Armed ForcesMargot Canaday: "Finding a Home in the Army: Before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'"Elizabeth L. Hillman: The Female Shape of the All-Volunteer ForceDOCUMENTSGoesaert v. Cleary, 1948"We were the first American women sent to live and work in the midst of guerrilla warfare. . . ."FeminismsRosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon: The Women's Liberation MovementJudy Tzu-Chun Wu: The Vietnam War and Global SisterhoodDOCUMENTS: The Personal is PoliticalCarol Hanisch: A Critique of the Miss America Protest, 1968Jennie V. Chavez: Women of the Mexican American Movement, 1972Editorial Staff of Rodan: Asian Women as Leaders, 1971Combahee River Collective, The Combahee River Collective Statement, 1977DOCUMENTS: Gender Equality and the LawHoyt v. Florida, 1961; Taylor v. Louisiana, 1975Civil Rights Act, Title VII, 1964Equal Rights Amendment, 1972Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972Frontiero v. Richardson, 1973Susan Eisenberg: An Electrician Among the Hard-Hatted WomenMeritor Savings Bank v. Mechelle Vinson et al., 1986Violence Against Women Act, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2013Borders Among UsPierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo: Domesticas Demand DignityAshraf Zahedi: Muslim American Women After 9/11DOCUMENTSWilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis: A Chief and Her PeopleHilary Clinton: "Women's Rights Are Human Rights," 1995

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"The documentary photographic essays encourage readers to engage both visual culture and contemporary commentary, bringing women's history to life in relevant ways. Spanning the range of women's experiences across race and class, this impassioned collection is a must-have for teaching and learning women's history." --Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Smith College