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From founding mothers to modern feminists, this narrative history, incorporating first-person accounts, traces the development of women's roles in America. Against the backdrop of major historical events and movements, the authors examine the issues that changed the roles and lives of women in our society. Includes photographs and index. 416 pp.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction: Early America and The Revolutionary War; 1. Founding Mothers; 2. Suffer Not a Woman to Speak; 3. Remember the Ladies, The Nineteenth Century: Salves, "Ladies," Reformers, and Working Women; 4. Black Bondage/White Pedestal; 5. The Making of a Middle-Class Lady; 6. Origins of Feminism; 7. The First Feminist Revolt; 8. On the Loom: The First Factory Women, The Civil War and the Movement Westward; 9. Homespun Blue and Gray; 10. From Women's Rights to Woman Suffrage; 11. The Maverick West: Industrialization and Urbanization; 12. Immigrant Mothers and Daughters; 13. Social Housekeeping: Women in Progressive Reform; 14. Bread and Roses; 15. Votes for Women; 16. Flappers, Sex Objects, and Birth Control; 17. Don't Steal A Job from a Man; 18. Just a Housewife; 19. The New Feminism; Notes., Index.