Women And The American Experience

Author: Nancy Woloch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0070715491
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Another new addition to the Overture Books programme, known for their outstanding authorship, scholarship, beautiful trade-like design and inexpensive price. Overture Books offer a unique opportunity for professors looking for an alternative to large survey texts. This concise volume reflects an enormous range of contemporary scholarship and can act as a core text for courses in US women's history, or as a supplement in a US history survey course. The book's style is a vivid, lively and exciting account of women's history.

Women And The American Experience

Author: Nancy Woloch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0073385573
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This comprehensive synthesis of women's history from the 17th century to the present draws on the past four decades of scholarship in the field. The book's unique dual-chapter format pairs a narrative "episode" that vividly evokes a particular individual or event with a synthesis chapter that places each episode carefully within its broader historical context. This pairing of the concrete and specific with the general and historic creates a richly compelling reading experience.

Girlhood In America An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Miriam Forman-Brunell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072066
Size: 11.87 MB
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This groundbreaking reference work presents more than 100 articles by 98 high-profile interdisciplinary scholars, covering all aspects of girls' roles in American society, past and present.

The American Religious Experience

Author: Lynn Bridgers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742550591
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The American Religious Experience is an accessible and unique rendition of American religious history. Focusing on Christianity in America, it also integrates the inter-religious, inter-denominational and multi-cultural dimensions of American religious history. The book unfolds consistent tensions between dominant streams of American Christianity and groups relegated to the periphery - groups with roots in visionary traditions, emotionalized religious practice, or ethnic and racial perspectives.

Massachusetts

Author: Richard D. Brown
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558492496
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From the moment the first English colonists landed on the shores of Plymouth Bay, the experiences of the people of Massachusetts have been emblematic of larger themes in American history. The story of the first Pilgrim thanksgiving is commemorated as a national holiday, while the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere's ride have passed into the national mythology. Even the grimmer aspects of the American experience -- Indian warfare and the conquest of an ever expanding frontier -- were part of the early history of Massachusetts. In this book, Richard D. Brown and Jack Tager survey the rich heritage of this distinctive, and distinctly American, place, showing how it has long exerted an influence disproportionate to its size. A seedbed of revolt against British colonial rule, Massachusetts has supplied the nation with a long line of political leaders -- from Samuel and John Adams to William Lloyd Garrison and Lucy Stone to John, Robert and Edward Kennedy. Its early textile mills helped shape the industrial revolution, while its experiences with urbanization, immigration, ethnic conflict, and labor strife reflected the growth of the national economy. In the twentieth century, the state continued to lead the country through a series of wrenching economic changes as it moved from the production of goods to the provision of services, eventually becoming a center of the high-tech revolution in telecommunications. If there is one common theme in the Bay State's history, Brown and Tager make clear, it is the capacity to adapt to change. In part this trait can be attributed to the state's unique blend of resources, including its many distinguished colleges and universities. But it can also becredited to the people themselves, who have created a singular sense of place by reconciling claims of tradition with the possibilities of innovation. This book tells their story.