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Published: 16 September 2019

688 Pages | 63

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190945756

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Women's America

Refocusing the Past

Ninth Edition

Edited by Linda K. Kerber, Jane Sherron De Hart, Cornelia Hughes Dayton, and Karissa Haugeberg

  • Presents an in-depth and comprehensive picture of women's experiences in American history
  • Encourages students to grapple with complex questions of activism, sexuality, work, and family across time and space
  • Primary and secondary sources have been carefully selected by a leading team of scholars, including new coeditor Karissa Haugeberg of Tulane University
  • Selections in each part are organized into thematic clusters
  • Focuses on six main themes: family/household/sexuality, labor/economy/class, race/ethnicity/religion, law and citizenship, and the global context of US women's history
  • The introduction focuses on key approaches and concepts in US women's history and invites students to "do history"

New to this Edition:

  • New "In Brief" sections provide short treatments of fascinating topics or people, including an eighteenth-century entrepreneur, a nineteenth-century astronomer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • New documents and document essays include a colonial woman's divorce petition, a list of the property a South Carolina widow owned at her death, and the voices of women like Gloria Steinem on their experiences with abortion in the twentieth century
  • Six new scholarly essays include Miroslava Chávez-Garcia's examination of a murder trial in Los Angeles when it was part of Mexico, Linda Gordon on the women who were central to the renewed Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and Heather M. Stur's study of U.S. women who served in the Vietnam War
  • A new, streamlined single-volume format and a reduced part structure (four instead of five) make the text more teachable and accessible
  • A Companion Website includes additional sources; an interactive timeline of U.S. women's history; film, podcast, and website suggestions; assignment prompts; and much more

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