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Part of McGraw-Hill'sExplorations in World Historyseries, this brief and accessible volume examines the evolving roles of women in modern history, how major world historical processes changed women's lives, and how women in turn influenced history. Within the distinct time period covered in each of chapters, the authors explores a variety of issues impacting the everyday lives of ordinary women, including life-cycle, sexuality, education, class, politics, and economics. The book's brevity makes it an excellent companion text for students in world history, women's history, introductory sociology and anthropology courses, and women's studies courses.
Table of Contents
Part One: 1500-1750
Part I Conquest and Empire-Building, 1500-1750
1. Setting the Stage: Directions in and Resources for Women's History before Columbus
2. Ideological Transformations in Eurasia, 1500-1750
3. The Atlantic World: 1492-1750: Speaking for Cortes
Part II Making Progress: Women in the Making of the Modern World, 1750-1930
4. Industrialization, Ideology, and First-Wave Feminisms 1780-1930
5. Imperialism and Activism, 1830-1936
Part III World Wars, Globalization, and Family Planning, 1914-the Present
6. 1930-Women Under Totalitarianism, 1914-1965
7. Globalization, the Cold War, and Second-Wave Feminisms, 1945-Present
Conclusion: The Politics of Creation and the Quest for Truth and Beauty