Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600 - 1900

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9780072418224: Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600 - 1900

This volume is a collection of over 100 primary sources in women's history that reveals the diversity of women's experience from the colonial era through to the 19th century. The documents range from the familiar to the unusual. Collectively, they evoke interest, inspire reflection and invite commentary from readers. This volume can stand alone, or it can be used in combination with Susan Ware's "Modern American Women, 1890 to the Present". The book draws on a wide variety of sources, including letters, speeches, diaries, memoirs, autobiography, novels, social science and spoken history. The experiences of a wide cultural variety of women are fully represented: Native American, Jewish, black, Mexican American, Latinas and Asian-American. Chapters are constituted with a variety of voices that encourage comparison, debate, analysis and discussion.

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-The organization is chronological. Each "chapter", a series of four to eight documents reveal aspects of a specific topic.
-Each chapter opens with a general historical overview.
-EARLY AMERICAN WOMEN draws on a wide variety of sources, including letters, speeches, diaries, memoirs, autobiography, novels, social science, and oral history.
-The experiences of Native American women, Jewish women, black women, Mexican American women and Latinas, and Asian-American women are fully represented.
-Chapters are constituted with a variety of voices that encourage comparison, debate, analysis, and discussion.

About the Author:

Woloch received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Woloch is a well-known women's historian and has published three women's history texts with McGraw-Hill.

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