Major Problems in American Women's History

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  • Copyright: 2002-12-09
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This text, appropriate for courses in U.S. women's history, presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays.

Table of Contents

Current Issues in American Women's History
Essays Manuela Thurner
Issues and Paradigms in American Women's History Gisela Bock
Challenging Dichotomies in Women's History Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
African American Women in History.
Colonial Women in New Worlds DOCUMENTS
Mary Musgrove Assists the Georgians in Dealing with the Choctaws, 1734
Mary Musgrove Seeks Aid from Georgia in Return for Past Service and Losses, 1747
Father Juan Sanz de Lezauacute;n Reports a Comanche Raid in New Mexico, 1747
Father Pedro Serrano Describes the Treatment of Captive Indian Women in New Mexico, 1761
Israel and Mary Wilkinson Describe the Relationship of Sara Muckamugg and Aaron, an African American Man, 1771
Rhode Island Prohibits Whites from Marrying People of Color, 1798
Captivity in the New Mexico Borderlands
Mary Musgrove and the Sexual Politics of Race and Gender in Georgia
A Case Study of Indian and African American Intermarriage in Colonial New England
The Economic Roles of Women in the Northern Colonies Documents
Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker, a Wealthy Philadelphian, Describes Her Work and That of Other Women, 1758-1794
Ruth Henshaw, a Massachusetts Teenager, Records Her Work in 1792
Gender, Work, and Wages in Colonial New England
Women's Work in Colonial
The Impact of the American Revolution DOCUMENTS
Abigail and John Adams Discuss "Remembering the Ladies," 1776
The Patriot Esther DeBerdt Reed Describes the "Sentiments of an American Woman,", 1780
Thomas Jefferson's Slaves Join the British, 1781
Sarah Osborn, a Camp Follower, Recalls the Revolution, 1837
The Negative Impact of the American Revolution on White Women
The Positive Impact of the American Revolution on White Women
The Mixed Legacy of the American Revolution for Black Women
White Women and Politics in the Antebellum Years Documents
A Correspondent of the Richmond Enquirer Satirizes the Political Role of "the Ladies of Richmond," 1840
Two Commentators Deride Virginia Whig Women's Plan to Erect a Statue to
Elizabeth McClintock and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Defend teh seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, 1848
Editor of Godey's Lady's Book, Praises Women's Indirect Political Influence, 1852cSarah Josepha Hale
Two Men Debate Women's Proper Role, 18531854
Henry Mills Alden, the Editor of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Attacks Women's Rights, 1853.
Anson Bingham Responds in The Lily, 1854 ESSAYS Paula Baker, White Women's "Separate Sphere" and Their Political Role, 17801860 Elizabeth R. Varon, White Women and Party Politics in Antebellum Virginia Nancy Isenberg, Women's Rights and the Politics of Church and State in Antebellum America
Women and Slavery Documents
Lydia White, A Philadelphia Shopkeeper, Refuses to Carr the Products of Slave Labor in
"A.F.M.," a Young Rhode Island Girl, Exhorts "the Daughters of New England" to Oppose Slavery, 1832
Frances Ellen Watkins (Harper), a Freeborn Black Poet, Pleads, "Bury Me in a Free Land," 1858
Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, a Plantation Mistress, Discusses Interracial Sexual Relationships, 1858
Mary Still, a Prominent Black Abolitionist, and Other Free Women in Philadelphia Form the "Female Publication Society" to Promote the Moral Uplift of Free and Enslaved African Americans, 1861
Pauli Murray Recounts the Rape of Her Enslaved Great-Grandmother in 1844 ESSAYS Catherine Clinton, Sexuality in Black and White Shirley J. Yee, Free Black Women in the Abolitionist Movement Julie Roy Jeffrey, Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement
White Women in the Civil War Crisis Documents
Maria Daly, a New Yorker, Criticizes Southern Women and Records the War Work of Her Acquaintances, 1862
The Louisianian Sarah Morgan Proudly Proclaims Herself a Rebel, 1863
Caroline Kirkland Offers "a Few Words in Behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States," 1863
Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas Describes Conditions in the Confederacy and Criticizes Northern Women, 1865
Mary Livermore Recalls Northern Women's Response to the Beginning of the Civil War, 1890 Essays LeeAn Whites, Southern White Women and the Burdens of War Jeanie Attie, Northern White Women and the Mobilization for War
Women in the Trans-Mississippi Frontier West
A Citizen Protests the Rape of Indian Women in California, 1862
An Old Woman Recalls Her Life in Hispanic California in the Early Nineteenth Century, 1877
Zitkala-Sa Travels to the Land of the Big Red Apples, 1884
Mrs. A.M. Green's Account of Frontier Life, 1887
Sadie Martin's Memories of Desert Life, 1888
Leong Shee's Testimony to an Immigration Official in San Francisco, 1893 ESSAYS Coll-Peter Thrush and Robert H. Keller, Jr., The Life and Murder Trial of a Native American Woman in the Pacific Northwest Judy Yung, Chinese Women in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco
Work and Work Cultures in the Era of the "New Woman," 18801920s
Rose Cohen Describes Her First Job in New York City, 1892.
Gertrude Stuart Baillie Asks, "Should Professional Women Marry?" 1894
Fannie Barrier Williams Describes the "Problem of Employment for Negro Women," 1903
Harriet Brunkhurst Laments the Home Problems of "Business Girls," 1910
The Survey Reports on a Protest of Unemployed Women in New York City, 1914
College Women Offer Patriotic Service in Agriculture During World War I
Elizabeth Jones Praises Negro Women in the Nursing Profession, 1923
Marion Bonner Reports on the Women of the Southern
Textile Strikes, 1929
Community Life and Work Culture Among African American Domestic Workers in Washington, D.C., 19101940
The Working Lives of Jewish Immigrant Daughters in Urban America, 19001920
The "New Woman" in Public Life and Politics, 19001930 DOCUMENTS
Mary Church Terrell Praises the Club Work of Colored Women, 1901
Mary Church Terrell Describes Lynching from a Negro's Point of View, 1904
Endorses Votes for Women, 1908
Margaret Dreier Robins Describes the Purposes of the Women's Trade Union League, 1909
The California Supreme Court Upholds an Eight-Hour Law for Women, 1912
Mary Ritter Beard Defends the Place of the Congressional Union in the Suffrage Movement, 1916
Two Statements on Race Relations. Women's Council of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1920; Southeastern Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1921
Elsie Hill and Florence Kelly Take Opposing Positions on a Proposed Woman's Equal Rights Bill, 1922
Elsie Hill Explains Why Women Should Have Full Legal Equality, 1922; Florence Kelly Explains Her Opposition to Full Legal Equality, 1922 Essays Kathryn Kish Sklar
Differences in the Political Cultures of Men and Women Reformers During the Progressive Era Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Diplomats to the White Community: African American Women in Progre
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