Women and The American Experience A Concise History

Author: Nancy Woloch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780072418217
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The 2d edition of this concise history has been revised to incorporate continuing research in the fast-growing field of Women’s History. Additions to the text include an exploration of women’s experiences and roles in various ethnic groups as well as three new sections: "The Trans-Mississippi West", "Migrants and Immigrants" and "Women and the Law". Woloch’s lucid, lively and thorough survey retains the same comprehensive style that has made it the best-selling narrative text in American Women’s History.

Women and the American Experience

Author: Nancy Woloch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072293197
Format: PDF
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This synthesis of women's history from the 17th century to the present draws on the past three decades of scholarship in the field and offers expanded attention to diversity and ethnicity.

Girlhood in America An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Miriam Forman-Brunell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072061
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This groundbreaking reference work presents more than 100 articles by 98 high-profile interdisciplinary scholars, covering all aspects of girls' roles in American society, past and present.

The American Religious Experience

Author: Lynn Bridgers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742583538
Format: PDF
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The American Religious Experience is an accessible and unique rendition of American religious history. Focusing on Christianity in America, it also integrates the inter-religious, inter-denominational and multi-cultural dimensions of American religious history. The book unfolds consistent tensions between dominant streams of American Christianity and groups relegated to the periphery - groups with roots in visionary traditions, emotionalized religious practice, or ethnic and racial perspectives.

Born for Liberty

Author: Sara Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684834987
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Traces the role of American women in history, from the Iroquois matron and Puritan "goodwife" to the dual-role career woman and mother of the eighties

America s Great War

Author: Robert H. Zieger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847696451
Format: PDF, ePub
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A detailed account of America's role in World War I follows the foot soldiers across Europe and discusses the political and social impact on the home front.

A Concise History of the United States of America

Author: Susan-Mary Grant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504479
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

Controlling Reproduction

Author: Andrea Tone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842025751
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Contains 39 writings on the history of reproduction in the US. This title stresses the centrality of gender in the history of reproduction and explores how and why reproduction - as a biological, social, and economic function - became a gender-assigned issue.

Entering the Picture

Author: Jill Fields
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663892X
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In 1970, Judy Chicago and fifteen students founded the groundbreaking Feminist Art Program (FAP) at Fresno State. Drawing upon the consciousness-raising techniques of the women's liberation movement, they created shocking new art forms depicting female experiences. Collaborative work and performance art – including the famous "Cunt Cheerleaders" – were program hallmarks. Moving to Los Angeles, the FAP produced the first major feminist art installation, Womanhouse (1972). Augmented by thirty-seven illustrations and color plates, this interdisciplinary collection of essays by artists and scholars, many of whom were eye witnesses to landmark events, relates how feminists produced vibrant bodies of art in Fresno and other locales where similar collaborations flourished. Articles on topics such as African American artists in New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Las Mujeres Muralistas and Asian American Women Artists Association, and exhibitions in Taiwan and Italy showcase the artistic trajectories that destabilized traditional theories and practices and reshaped the art world. An engaging editor’s introduction explains how feminist art emerged within the powerful women’s movement that transformed America. Entering the Picture is an exciting collection about the provocative contributions of feminists to American art.

American Painting of the Nineteenth Century

Author: Barbara Novak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198042259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this distinguished work, which Hilton Kramer in The New York Times Book Review called "surely the best book ever written on the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what is essentially American about American art. She highlights not only those aspects that appear indigenously in our art works, but also those features that consistently reappear over time. Novak examines the paintings of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She draws provocative and original conclusions about the role in American art of spiritualism and mathematics, conceptualism and the object, and Transcendentalism and the fact. She analyzes not only the paintings but nineteenth-century aesthetics as well, achieving a unique synthesis of art and literature. Now available with a new preface and an updated bibliography, this lavishly illustrated volume--featuring more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations and sixteen full-color plates--remains one of the seminal works in American art history.