By Nancy A. Hewitt

ISBN-10: 0470998598

ISBN-13: 9780470998595

ISBN-10: 0631212523

ISBN-13: 9780631212522

This selection of twenty-four unique essays by way of top students in American women's historical past highlights the latest very important scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this renowned and modern box.

  • Covers the breadth of yank Women's background, together with the colonial family members, marriage, health and wellbeing, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, shopper tradition, and feminism.
  • Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
  • Includes extended bibliography of titles to lead extra learn.
  • Content:
    Chapter One The Imperial Gaze: local American, African American, and Colonial girls in ecu Eyes (pages 1–19): Kirsten Fischer
    Chapter Slavery and the Slave exchange (pages 20–34): Jennifer L. Morgan
    Chapter 3 touch and Conquest in Colonial North the USA (pages 35–48): Gwenn A. Miller
    Chapter 4 development Colonies, Defining households (pages 49–65): Ann M. Little
    Chapter 5 Sinners and Saints: girls and faith in Colonial the US (pages 66–80): Susan Juster
    Chapter Six A Revolution for Whom? ladies within the period of the yank Revolution (pages 83–99): Jan E. Lewis
    Chapter Seven Gender and sophistication Formations within the Antebellum North (pages 100–116): Catherine Kelly
    Chapter 8 faith, Reform, and Radicalism within the Antebellum period (pages 117–131): Nancy A. Hewitt
    Chapter 9 Conflicts and Cultures within the West (pages 132–149): Lisbeth Haas
    Chapter Ten Rural ladies (pages 150–166): Marli F. Weiner
    Chapter 11 The Civil conflict period (pages 167–192): Thavolia Glymph
    Chapter Twelve Marriage, estate, and sophistication (pages 193–205): Amy Dru Stanley
    Chapter 13 future health, Sciences, and Sexualities in Victorian the US (pages 206–224): Louise Michele Newman
    Chapter Fourteen schooling and the Professions (pages 227–249): Lynn D. Gordon
    Chapter Fifteen Wage?earning girls (pages 250–273): Annelise Orleck
    Chapter 16 shopper Cultures (pages 274–294): Susan Porter Benson
    Chapter Seventeen city areas and well known Cultures, 1890–1930 (pages 295–311): Nan Enstad
    Chapter Eighteen girls at the movement: Migration and Immigration (pages 312–327): Ardis Cameron
    Chapter Nineteen Women's pursuits, 1880s–1920s (pages 328–347): Kirsten Delegard
    Chapter Twenty drugs, legislation, and the kingdom: The background of replica (pages 348–365): Leslie J. Reagan
    Chapter Twenty?One the good melancholy and global battle II (pages 366–381): Karen Anderson
    Chapter Twenty?Two Rewriting Postwar Women's heritage, 1945–1960 (pages 382–396): Joanne Meyerowitz
    Chapter Twenty?Three Civil Rights and Black Liberation (pages 397–413): Steven F. Lawson
    Chapter Twenty?Four Second?wave Feminism (pages 414–432): Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon

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    1989) “African Societies and the Atlantic Slave Trade,” Past and Present 125, pp. 97-1 15. Galenson, David W. (1986) Traders, Planters, and Slaves: Market Behavior in Early English America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Geggus, David P. (1989) “Sex Ratio, Age, and Ethnicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade: Data from French Shipping and Plantation Records,” Journal of Afrzcan History 30, pp. 2 3 4 4 . Geggus, David P. (1993) “Sugar and Coffee Cultivation in Saint Domingue and the Shaping of the Slave Labor Force,” in Ira Berlin and Philip D.

    In the early eighteenth century in South Carolina, for example, plantation owners appropriated essential rice cultivation skills from the men and women they enslaved. Indeed, as long as rice was the colony’s staple export crop, planters preferred to purchase and enslave persons from the 30 JENNIFER L. MORGAN Upper Guinea Coast over any other West African region. Any sense of continuity for those women fiom the Upper Guinea Coast would, however, be thwarted in the malaria-infested rice fields of South Carolina.

    At most embarkation points, women cost less than men did. The exception was Senegambia, the “only known region where Europeans paid equal prices for males and females” (Geggus 1989: 41). The following day canoes brought eighteen women and fourteen men to the ship. The day after only three canoes approached the Arthur and Hingston purchased three men, one woman, and some yams with which to feed them. For the next six and a half weeks this piecemeal loading pattern continued, small numbers of women and men purchased each day from individual canoes.

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