Gender and American History Since 1890

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1993-03-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The volume shows how the interpretation of gender expands and revises our understanding of significant issues in twentieth-century history, such as work, labor protest, sexuality, consumption and social welfare.

Table of Contents

Editor's Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Sexuality and Genderp. 15
Modern Sexuality and the Myth of Victorian Repressionp. 17
Sexual Geography and Gender Economyp. 43
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion?p. 72
The Meanings of Lesbianism in Postwar Americap. 106
Work and Consumption in Visual Representationsp. 125
Art, the "New Woman," and Consumer Culturep. 127
Manly Workp. 155
Gendered Laborp. 182
Gender as Political Languagep. 205
Civilization, the Decline of Middle-Class Manliness, and Ida B. Wells's Anti-Lynching Campaign (1892-94)p. 207
Disorderly Womenp. 240
Notesp. 268
Family Violence, Feminism, and Social Controlp. 282
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