American Women's History: A Student Companion by Glenna Matthews

By Glenna Matthews

An encyclopedia of yank women's historical past, this finished reference ebook beneficial properties in-depth articles on traits (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social activities (civil rights, feminism), rules and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, ladies in Congress), agencies (Girl Scouts of the US, League of ladies Voters), occasions (American Revolution), matters (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key criminal situations (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and guides (Ramona, announcement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's wellbeing and fitness, girls in track and literature), and biographies of awesome American ladies. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford background of ladies within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are state of the art references for college and residential, in particular designed and written for a while 12 via grownup. every one booklet is a concise yet accomplished A-to-Z advisor to a massive ancient interval or subject matter in U.S. heritage, with articles on key matters and well-known contributors. The authors--distinguished students famous of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, up to date, and obtainable. designated good points comprise an introductory part on easy methods to use the ebook, extra examining lists, cross-references, chronology, and entire index.

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She married fellow Puritan Simon Bradstreet in 1628, and she and her husband sailed to the New World on board the Arbella in 1630, the voyage that led to the founding of Massachusetts. At first Bradstreet suffered from shock at finding herself so removed from the comforts of home. But in 1632 she began to write poetry. In 1650 her brother-in-law, apparently unbeknownst to her, oversaw the publication of her first book of poetry in London, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America. Drawn from the poetry she had privately circulated among her friends and family, it enjoyed a considerable success.

Buck said that American housewives were "starving at the sources" of their self-esteem because their lives were so undervalued. FURTHER READING Conn, Peter. Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. La Farge, Ann. Pearl Buck. New York: Chelsea House, 1988. 49 B U S I N E S S Business Even before women could vote, before married women could get credit in their own name, and before women had access to higher education, a small number of American women were involved in running businesses, sometimes quite successfully.

Edited by Sean Callahan. : New York Graphic Society, 1972. Callahan, Sean. Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer. Boston: Little, Brown, 1998. During World War II Margaret BourkeWhite had an official assignment to photograph military maneuvers and even battles, though she had to overcome obstacles along the way. Early in the war, she traveled to North Africa by ship when she was not allowed to fly with the men she was covering. 46 B R A D S T R E E T , A N N E Daffron, Carolyn. Margaret BourkeWhite.

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