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America's women : four hundred years of dolls, drudges, helpmates, and heroines / Gail Collins.

Collins, Gail. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0061227226 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780061227226 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0060185104
  • ISBN: 9780060185107
  • Physical Description: xvii, 556 pages, 16 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial edition
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [511]-540) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The first colonists: voluntary and otherwise -- The women of New England: goodwives, heretics, Indian captives, and witches -- Daily life in the colonies: housekeeping, children, and sex -- Toward the Revolutionary War -- 1800-1860: true women, separate spheres, and many emergencies -- Life before the Civil War: cleanliness and corsetry -- African American women: life in bondage -- Women and abolition: white and Black, north and south -- The Civil War: nurses, wives, spies, and secret soldiers -- Women go west: pioneers, homesteaders, and the fair but frail -- The gilded age: stunts, shorthand, and study clubs -- Immigrants: discovering the "woman's country" -- Turn of the century: the arrival of the new woman -- Reforming the world: suffrage, temperance, and other causes -- The twenties: all the liberty you can use in the backseat of a Packard -- The Depression: Ma Perkins and Eleanor Roosevelt -- World War II: "she's making history, working for victory" -- The fifties: life at the far end of the pendulum -- The sixties: the pendulum swings back with a vengeance.
Summary, etc.:
Traces the history of women in America, from the female settlers who vanished from Roanoke to the twenty-first century, noting the societal and political rules that influenced fashion, attitudes, education, sex, health, and work.
Subject: Women > United States > History.
Women > United States > Social conditions.
United States > Social life and customs > Women > History.

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