Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Women in American History

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Kriste Lindenmeyer
Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
These original biographical sketches provide an excellent introduction to both the contrasts and continuities of American women's experiences through nearly four centuries. Major subjects and themes emerge from the writings, including women's rights, suffrage, education, health, 'women's liberation,' relations between the sexes, and marriage.

An excellent resource for courses in American history, women's history, and social history, Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives offers students a comprehensive and very human picture of women in American history.

 

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Contents

Rebecca Dickinson A Life Alone in the Early Republic
5
Susanna Haswell Rowson Americas First BestSelling Author
25
Sacagawea A Historical Enigma
39
The MidNineteenth Century The Era of the Common Woman
55
Caroline Healey Dall Transcendentalist Activist
59
Mary S Goue Nichols Making the Personal Political
73
Eliza Johnson Potter Traveler Entrepreneur and Social Critic
91
Ada Adelaine Adams Vogdes Follow the Drum
105
Nellie Wiegel How About That?
161
Ah Cum Kee and Loy Lee Ford Between Two Worlds
179
Catherine Kenny Fighting for the Perfect ThirtySixth
197
World War II and Beyond Women Challenging Modern America
215
Willie Webb One Womans Struggle for Civil Rights during World War II
219
Ethel Thomas Herold Doing Womens Work in a Philippines at War
231
Betty Flanagan Bumpers An Ordinary Mother Dedicated to Peace
247
Margarita Mago Orona Gandara Frontera Muralist Artist
261

Teresa E Wooldridge Ivey Constructing an Ideal Southern Lady
121
The Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Inventing the New Woman
133
Gertrude Osterhout I Am Independent
137
Margaret Olivia Slocum Mrs Russell Sage Private Griefs and Public Duties
147
About the Contributors
273
Index
277
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