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By Nancy A. Hewitt

This choice of twenty-four unique essays by means of best students in American women's heritage highlights the newest very important scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this well known and modern box.

  • Covers the breadth of yank Women's background, together with the colonial kinfolk, marriage, healthiness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, client tradition, and feminism.
  • Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each very important period and subject.
  • Includes improved bibliography of titles to steer additional study.
  • Content:
    Chapter One The Imperial Gaze: local American, African American, and Colonial girls in eu 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 construction Colonies, Defining households (pages 49–65): Ann M. Little
    Chapter 5 Sinners and Saints: ladies and faith in Colonial the USA (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 warfare 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 USA (pages 206–224): Louise Michele Newman
    Chapter Fourteen schooling and the Professions (pages 227–249): Lynn D. Gordon
    Chapter Fifteen Wage?earning ladies (pages 250–273): Annelise Orleck
    Chapter 16 shopper Cultures (pages 274–294): Susan Porter Benson
    Chapter Seventeen city areas and renowned Cultures, 1890–1930 (pages 295–311): Nan Enstad
    Chapter Eighteen girls at the circulate: Migration and Immigration (pages 312–327): Ardis Cameron
    Chapter Nineteen Women's hobbies, 1880s–1920s (pages 328–347): Kirsten Delegard
    Chapter Twenty drugs, legislations, and the country: The heritage of replica (pages 348–365): Leslie J. Reagan
    Chapter Twenty?One the nice melancholy and international conflict II (pages 366–381): Karen Anderson
    Chapter Twenty?Two Rewriting Postwar Women's background, 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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    The injunctions of the Royal African Company have been understood as simply formulaic orders carried out with little difficulty, the conclusion being that European slavers purchased twice as many men as women for labor in the Americas. Yet they occasionally reveal a tone of entreaty rather than authority. “If you are carefdl you may have two men for one female,” or “endeavour all you can to have your Number of Males exceed the females,” or “the number of women Exceeding [men] doeth much disparayes the whole Cargoe” (Royal African Company Instructions, 1692, 1694, 1698).

    London: J. J. and P. Knapton. Van Nyendael, David. “A Description of Rio Formosa or.. Benin,” in William Bosman, A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea, The Netherlands, 1704; first Enghsh edition, London, 1705; fourth English edition, London: Frank Cass, 1967. Secondary Sources Bay, Edna G. (1995) “Belief, Legitimacy and the Kpojito: An Institutional History of the ‘Queen Mother’ in Precolonial Dahomey,” Journal of Afican History 36, pp. 1-27. Boddy, Janice (1997) “Womb as Oasis: The Symbolic Context of Pharaonic Circumcision on Rural Northern Sudan,” in Roger N.

    A Companion to American Women's History Edited by Nancy A. Hewitt Copyright © 2002, 2005 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd CHAPTER THREE Contact and Conquest in Colonial North America G ~ NA. NMILLER A TTENTION to women in the history of colonial contact and conquest in North America has increased markedly in recent years. ” The scholarly recognition of interethnic relationships among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans has fkther highhghted women’s central role in shaping early American communities.

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