Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 February 2015

848 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199349340

Bookseller Code (04)

Women's America

Refocusing the Past

Eighth Edition

Linda K. Kerber, Jane Sherron De Hart, Cornelia Hughes Dayton, and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

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.

New to this Edition:

  • A new introduction focusing on approaches and key concepts invites students to join in "doing history" and provides guidance on interpreting the book's primary sources and visual imagery
  • Includes approximately twenty-five new selections, many on subjects new to these volumes, with enhanced coverage of women's citizenship; transnational activities; sexual choices and dilemmas, including transsexuality; and developments in women's lives in the West, the Midwest, and the South
  • Restructured into five parts--with a Part 3 that appears in both split volumes--this edition allows instructors of early U.S. women's history to extend their courses to the passage of women's suffrage, while instructors of modern U.S. women's history can extend their courses to the late 19th century
  • The selections in each part are now arranged in thematic clusters, such as Workplace and Household, Sexuality and the Body, and Gender and the Armed Forces

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