Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present

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G. J. Barker-Benfield, Catherine Clinton
Oxford University Press, 1998 - 603 стор.
Until recently, a "womanless" American history was the norm. But in fact, without a history of women we neglect consideration of gender dynamics, sex roles, and family and sexual relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. In Portraits of American Women, G.J. Barker-Benfield and Catherine Clinton present twenty-four short essays on American women beginning with Pocahontas and ending with Betty Friedan.
The essays here locate the histories of women and men together by period and provide a sense of their continuities through the whole gallery of the American past. The editors selected women who made "significant contributions in the public realm," be they in the areas of art, literature, political engagement, educational activities, or reform movements. Included here are portraits of such luminaries as Georgia O'Keeffe, Margaret Mead, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anne Hutchinson, Phillis Wheatley, Margaret Fuller, and Rose Schneiderman, to name a few. Each portrait is fashioned to appeal to a wide range of readers, and all include sound scholarship and accessible prose, and raise provocative issues to illuminate women's lives within a broad range of historical transformations.

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Pocahontas 15961617
13
Anne Hutchinson 15911643
35
Eliza Lucas Pinckney 17221793
65
Nancy Ward 1738?1822
83
Phillis Wheatley 17531784
103
Mercy Otis Warren 17281814
121
Maria Weston Chapman 18061885
147
Catharine Beecher 18001878
169
G J BarkerBenfield
339
Rose Schneiderman 18821972
371
Annelise Orleck
379
Crystal Eastman 18811928
403
Christine A Lunardini
429
Eleanor Roosevelt 18841962
453
William H Chafe
463
Georgia OKeefe 18871986
489

Margaret Fuller 18101850
189
Elizabeth Cady Stanton 18151902
221
Mary Todd Lincoln 18181882
241
Varina Howell Davis 18261906
259
Charlette Forten 18371914
279
Charlotte Perkins Gilman 18601935
304
Carol Ruth Berkin
311
Margaret Mead 19011978
507
Helen Gahagan Douglas 19001980
541
Ella Baker 19031986
561
Betty Friedan b 1921
579
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G.J. Barker-Benfield is in the Department of History at the State University of New York, Albany. He is the author of The Horrors of the Half-known Life and The Culture of Sensibility.

Catherine Clinton is Douglas Southall Freeman Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond. Her publications include Tara Revisited, Divided Houses, and most recently The Devils Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South.

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