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9781319507534

Through Women's Eyes, Volume 1 An American History with Documents

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319507534

  • ISBN10:

    1319507530

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2024-01-16
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Through Women’s Eyes tells the vital story of women’s progress and setbacks on the road to autonomy and equality, within the framework of U.S. history.

Table of Contents

* New PRIMARY SOURCE
Chapter 1. America in the World, to 1650
Indigenous Women
Reading into the Past Two Sisters and Acoma Origins
Europeans Arrive
African Women and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Conclusion: Many Beginnings
PRIMARY SOURCES European Images of Indigenous Women
 
Chapter 2. Colonial Worlds, 1607–1750
A Changed World for Indigenous Peoples
Southern British Colonies
*Reading into the Past Florence Hall’s Account of the Slave Trade
Northern British Colonies
Reading into the Past Trial of Anne Hutchinson
Beyond the British Colonies
Conclusion: The Diversity of American Women
PRIMARY SOURCES By and About Colonial Women
PRIMARY SOURCES Depictions of “Family” in Colonial America
 
Chapter 3. Mothers and Daughters of the Revolution, 1750–1810
Background to Revolution, 1754–1775
Women and the Face of War, 1775–1783
Revolutionary Era Legacies
*Reading into the Past Thirteen Toasts
Conclusion: To the Margins of Political Action
PRIMARY SOURCES Gendering Images of the Revolution
PRIMARY SOURCES Phillis Wheatley, Enslaved Poet
PRIMARY SOURCES Education and Republican Motherhood
 
Chapter 4. Pedestal, Loom, and Auction Block, 1800–1860
The Ideology of True Womanhood
Reading into the Past Catharine Beecher, The Peculiar Responsibilities of the American Woman
Women and Wage Earning
Women, Slavery, and the South
Reading into the Past Beloved Children: Cherokee Women Petition the National Council
Reading into the Past Mary Boykin Chesnut, “Slavery a Curse to Any Land”
Conclusion: True Womanhood and the Reality of Women’s Lives
PRIMARY SOURCES Sex Work in New York City, 1858
PRIMARY SOURCES Mothering under Slavery
PRIMARY SOURCES Godey’s Lady’s Book
PRIMARY SOURCES Early Photographs of Factory Operatives
 
Chapter 5. Shifting Boundaries: Expansion, Reform, and Civil War, 1840–1865
An Expanding Nation, 1843–1861
Reading into the Past Narrative of Mrs. Rosalía Vallejo Leese, Who Witnessed the Hoisting of the Bear Flag in Sonoma on the 14th of June, 1846  
Antebellum Reform
Civil War, 1861–1865
*Reading into the Past Charlotte Forten Grimké, “Life on the Sea Islands”  
Conclusion: Reshaping Boundaries, Redefining Womanhood
PRIMARY SOURCES Female Labor in the Gold-Rush Economy
PRIMARY SOURCES Women’s Rights Partnership: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
PRIMARY SOURCES Women on the Civil War Battlefields
 
Chapter 6. Reconstructing Women’s Lives North and South, 1865–1900
Gender and the Postwar Constitutional Amendments
Women’s Lives in Southern Reconstruction and Redemption
Reading into the Past Mary Tape, “What Right Have You?”
Female Wage Labor and the Triumph of Industrial Capitalism
Reading into the Past Leonora Barry, “Women in the Knights of Labor”
Women of the Leisured Classes
Conclusion: Toward a New Womanhood
PRIMARY SOURCES Ida B. Wells, “Race Woman”
PRIMARY SOURCES The Woman Who Toils
PRIMARY SOURCES The Higher Education of Women in the Postbellum Years
PRIMARY SOURCES The New Woman


 

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