Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart,Cornelia Hughes Dayton,Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9780199349340
Available:
Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Linda K Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart
Pages: 660
ISBN: UVA:X004351755
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Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women's America, now in its fifth edition is divided into four sections which cover the span of women's experiences in the US from colonial times to the present. Each section begins with a short introduction by the editors which sums up the particular historicla era being covered and thescope of the documents which follow. The editors have carefully selected writings covering a range of aspects on the interaction of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in women's lives. Each of the roughly 90 essays and legal documents presented is prefaced with a brief headnote describing thepiece's significance and historical context.This fifth edition has been extensively revised and contains 34 new documents including several orignial essays written especially for this book. More material has been added about "anti feminist" women and about the impact of ethnicity in American culture. In addition, the bibliographic essay inthe Further Readings section has been entirely rewritten to take into account the growing body of recent literature in the field.

America s Women

America s Women
Author: Gail Collins
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780061739224
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Rich in detail, filled with fascinating characters, and panoramic in its sweep, this magnificent, comprehensive work tells for the first time the complete story of the American woman from the Pilgrims to the 21st-century In this sweeping cultural history, Gail Collins explores the transformations, victories, and tragedies of women in America over the past 300 years. As she traces the role of females from their arrival on the Mayflower through the 19th century to the feminist movement of the 1970s and today, she demonstrates a boomerang pattern of participation and retreat. In some periods, women were expected to work in the fields and behind the barricades—to colonize the nation, pioneer the West, and run the defense industries of World War II. In the decades between, economic forces and cultural attitudes shunted them back into the home, confining them to the role of moral beacon and domestic goddess. Told chronologically through the compelling true stories of individuals whose lives, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman’s experience, Untitled is a landmark work and major contribution for us all.

Motherhood Social Policies and Women s Activism in Latin America

Motherhood  Social Policies and Women s Activism in Latin America
Author: Alejandra Ramm,Jasmine Gideon
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9783030214029
Available:
Release: 2019-07-10
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a critical resource for understanding the relationship between gender, social policy and women’s activism in Latin America, with specific reference to Chile. Latin America’s mother-centered kinship system makes it an ideal field in which to study motherhood and maternalism—the ways in which motherhood becomes a public policy issue. As maternalism embraces and enhances gender differences, it has been criticized for deepening gender inequalities. Yet invoking motherhood continues to offer an effective strategy for advancing women’s living conditions and rights, and for women themselves to be present in the public sphere. In analyzing these important relationships, the contributors to this volume discuss maternal health, sexual and reproductive rights, labor programs, paid employment, women miners’ unionization, housing policies, environmental suffering, and LGBTQ intimate partner violence.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart,Cornelia Hughes Dayton,Karissa Haugeberg
Pages: 688
ISBN: 0190945753
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"This text follows the history of women in the United States from 1600 through the present day."--Provided by publisher.

Women s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America 1500 1799

Women s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America  1500 1799
Author: Mónica Díaz,Rocío Quispe-Agnoli
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781315401003
Available:
Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Even though women have been historically underrepresented in official histories and literary and artistic traditions, their voices and writings can be found in abundance in the many archives of the world where they remain to be uncovered. The present volume seeks to recover women’s voices and actions while studying the mechanisms through which they authorized themselves and participated in the creation of texts and documents found in archives of colonial Latin America. Organized according to three main themes, "Censorship and the Body," "Female Authority and Legal Discourse," and "Private Lives and Public Opinions," the essays in this collection focus on women’s knowledge and the discursive traces of their daily concerns found in various colonial genres. Herein we consider women not only as agents of history, but rather as authors of written records produced either by their own hand or by means of dictations, collaborations, or rewritings of their oral renditions. Inhabiting the territories of the Iberian colonies from Peru to New Spain, the women studied in this volume come from different ethnic and social backgrounds, from African slaves to the indigenous elite and to those who arrived from Iberia and were known as "Old Christians." Finally, we have prepared this volume in hopes that the readers will find a particular appeal in archival sources, in lesser-known documents, and in the processes involved in the circulation of knowledge and print culture between the 1500s and the late 1700s.

The Women s Movement In Latin America

The Women s Movement In Latin America
Author: Jane Jaquette
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780429973925
Available:
Release: 2018-03-09
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how women's groups are helping to reshape Latin America. The contributors document and assess the remarkable wave of women's political participation in Latin America over the past two decades. The first five case studies, on Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru, examine the origins, evolution, and goals of women's organizations as they worked together to end authoritarian rule and elaborate how women's groups have adapted in the 1990s to the day-to-day realities of democratic politics. In the 1990s, the challenge has shifted from mobilizing opposition to the very different task of working with parties and government bureaucracies in order to maintain and implement their agendas. The chapters on Nicaragua and Mexico broaden our understanding of political transitions.Seven case studies vividly illustrate the variety of women's movements in the region, ranging from the communal-kitchens movements to human rights groups. Each author discusses the strategies and debates of the feminist movements in question and records their political successes and failures. Jaquette's introductory and concluding essays provide a comparative framework, highlighting the innovative ways in which Latin American women are making gender a political issue.

Women s Movements in International Perspective

Women   s Movements in International Perspective
Author: M. Molyneux
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780230286382
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Release: 2016-01-28
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The analysis of gender and political inequality, and the women's movements that have contested it, has concentrated on the West. In this wide-ranging reevaluation, incorporating development studies and political sociology, Maxine Molyneux redresses this balance by analysing Latin American women's movements within liberal, authoritarian and revolutionary states. These studies of Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba, alongside comparative discussions of socialism, women's movements and citizenship, examine the complex, and persistent, interaction of states and women's movements, and the diversity of responses engendered.

Women s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire

Women   s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire
Author: Mary McAleer Balkun,Susan C. Imbarrato
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781137543202
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Release: 2016-01-13
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essays in this collection examine the connections between the forces of empire and women's lives in the early Americas, in particular the ways their narratives contributed to empire formation. Focusing on the female body as a site of contestation, the essays describe acts of bravery, subversion, and survival expressed in a variety of genres, including the saga, letter, diary, captivity narrative, travel narrative, verse, sentimental novel, and autobiography. The volume also speaks to a range of female experience, across the Americas and across time, from the Viking exploration to early nineteenth-century United States, challenging scholars to reflect on the implications of early American literature even to the present day.

Women s Writing In Latin America

Women s Writing In Latin America
Author: Sara Castro-klaren
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781000010152
Available:
Release: 2019-06-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the last two decades Latin American literature has received great critical acclaim in the English-speaking world, although attention has been focused primarily on the classic works of male literary figures such as Borges, Paz, and Cortázar. More recently, studies have begun to evaluate the works of established women writers such as Sor Juana Iné

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas
Author: Katherine M. Marino
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781469649702
Available:
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this story: from Brazil, Bertha Lutz; from Cuba, Ofelia Domingez Navarro; from Uruguay, Paulina Luisi; from Panama, Clara Gonzalez; from Chile, Marta Vergara; and from the United States, Doris Stevens. This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women's suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights, and broader self-determination. Their painstaking efforts led to the enshrinement of women's rights in the United Nations Charter and the development of a framework for international human rights. But their work also revealed deep divides, with Latin American activists overcoming U.S. presumptions to feminist superiority. As Marino shows, these early fractures continue to influence divisions among today's activists along class, racial, and national lines. Marino's multinational and multilingual research yields a new narrative for the creation of global feminism. The leading women introduced here were forerunners in understanding the power relations at the heart of international affairs. Their drive to enshrine fundamental rights for women, children, and all people of the world stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when global thinking meets local action.

Smithsonian American Women

Smithsonian American Women
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781588346742
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Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Smithsonian Institution
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can. Featured objects range from fine art to computer code, from First Ladies memorabilia to Black Lives Matter placards, and from Hopi pottery to a couch from the Oprah Winfrey show. There are familiar objects--such as the suffrage wagon used to advocate passage of the 19th Amendment and the Pussy Hat from the 2016 Women's March in DC--as well as lesser known pieces revealing untold stories. Portraits, photographs, paintings, political materials, signs, musical instruments, sports equipment, clothes, letters, ads, personal posessions, and other objects reveal the incredible stories of such amazing women as Phillis Wheatley, Julia Child, Sojourner Truth, Mary Cassatt, Madam C. J. Walker, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Till Mobley, Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta, Phyllis Diller, Celia Cruz, Sandra Day O'Connor, Billie Jean King, Sylvia Rivera, and so many more. Together with illuminating text, these objects elevate the importance of American women in the home, workplace, government, and beyond. Published to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Smithsonian American Women is a deeply satisfying read and a must-have reflection on how generations of women have defined what it means to be recognized in both the nation and the world.

Indigenous Women s Movements in Latin America

Indigenous Women   s Movements in Latin America
Author: Stéphanie Rousseau,Anahi Morales Hudon
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781349950638
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Release: 2016-12-19
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents a comparative analysis of the organizing trajectories of indigenous women’s movements in Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia. The authors’ innovative research reveals how the articulation of gender and ethnicity is central to shape indigenous women’s discourses. It explores the political contexts and internal dynamics of indigenous movements, to show that they created different opportunities for women to organize and voice specific demands. This, in turn, led to various forms of organizational autonomy for women involved in indigenous movements. The trajectories vary from the creation of autonomous spaces within mixed-gender organizations to the creation of independent organizations. Another pattern is that of women’s organizations maintaining an affiliation to a male-dominated mixed-gender organization, or what the authors call “gender parallelism”. This book illustrates how, in the last two decades, indigenous women have challenged various forms of exclusion through different strategies, transforming indigenous movements’ organizations and collective identities.

Pan American Women

Pan American Women
Author: Megan Threlkeld
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812246339
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Release: 2014-07-24
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the years following World War I, women activists in the United States and Europe saw themselves as leaders of a globalizing movement to promote women's rights and international peace. In hopes of advancing alliances, U.S. internationalists such as Jane Addams, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Doris Stevens reached across the border to their colleagues in Mexico, including educator Margarita Robles de Mendoza and feminist Hermila Galindo. They established new organizations, sponsored conferences, and rallied for peaceful relations between the two countries. But diplomatic tensions and the ongoing Mexican Revolution complicated their efforts. In Pan American Women, Megan Threlkeld chronicles the clash of political ideologies between U.S. and Mexican women during an era of war and revolution. Promoting a "human internationalism" (in the words of Addams), U.S. women overestimated the universal acceptance of their ideas. They considered nationalism an ethos to be overcome, while the revolutionary spirit of Mexico inspired female citizens there to embrace ideas and reforms that focused on their homeland. Although U.S. women gradually became less imperialistic in their outlook and more sophisticated in their organizational efforts, they could not overcome the deep divide between their own vision of international cooperation and Mexican women's nationalist aspirations. Pan American Women exposes the tensions of imperialism, revolutionary nationalism, and internationalism that challenged women's efforts to build an inter-American movement for peace and equality, in the process demonstrating the importance of viewing women's political history through a wider geographic lens.

Women s Roles in Nineteenth century America

Women s Roles in Nineteenth century America
Author: Tiffany K. Wayne
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0313335478
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Release: 2007
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a history of the status of women in nineteenth-century America, with an examination of their roles in marriage, family life, religion, and public life, and an analysis of their political and legal rights.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart
Pages: 751
ISBN: 0195159829
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With its mix of primary source documents, articles and illustrations, 'Women's America' has long been a useful resource. This sixth edition provides extensive coverage of recent events in American women's history and adds several new selections from leading theorists and historians.

Women s America

Women s America
Author: Linda K. Kerber,Jane Sherron De Hart,Cornelia Hughes Dayton,Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0199349363
Available:
Release: 2015-02-04
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

Women s Bands in America

Women s Bands in America
Author: Jill M. Sullivan
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781442254411
Available:
Release: 2016-12-12
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the first comprehensive exploration of women’s bands in American history, contributors trace women's emerging roles in town, immigrant, family, school, suffrage, military, swing, and rock bands, as well as society at large. Contributors bring together a series of disciplines in this unique work, including musicology, American history, women's studies, and history of education.

Women s Movements and Public Policy in Europe Latin America and the Caribbean

Women s Movements and Public Policy in Europe  Latin America  and the Caribbean
Author: Geertje A. Nijeholt,Saskia Wieringa
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781135629939
Available:
Release: 2021-01-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Resistance

American Resistance
Author: Dana R. Fisher
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9780231547390
Available:
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since Donald Trump’s first day in office, a large and energetic grassroots “Resistance” has taken to the streets to protest his administration’s plans for the United States. Millions marched in pussy hats on the day after the inauguration; outraged citizens flocked to airports to declare that America must be open to immigrants; masses of demonstrators circled the White House to demand action on climate change; and that was only the beginning. Who are the millions of people marching against the Trump administration, how are they connected to the Blue Wave that washed over the U.S. Congress in 2018—and what does it all mean for the future of American democracy? American Resistance traces activists from the streets back to the communities and congressional districts around the country where they live, work, and vote. Using innovative survey data and interviews with key players, Dana R. Fisher analyzes how Resistance groups have channeled outrage into activism, using distributed organizing to make activism possible by anyone from anywhere, whenever and wherever it is needed most. Beginning with the first Women’s March and following the movement through the 2018 midterms, Fisher demonstrates how the energy and enthusiasm of the Resistance paid off in a wave of Democratic victories. She reveals how the Left rebounded from the devastating 2016 election, the lessons for turning grassroots passion into electoral gains, and what comes next. American Resistance explains the organizing that is revitalizing democracy to counter Trump’s presidency.