Encyclopedia of women in American history

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Joyce Oldham Appleby, Eileen K. Cheng, Joanne L. Goodwin
Sharpe Reference, 2002 - Women - 800 pages
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This illustrated set examines the unique influence and contributions of women in every era of American history, from the colonial period to the present. It not only covers the issues that have had an impact on women, but also traces the influence of women's achievements on society as a whole. The set is divided into three chronologically arranged volumes. Each volume includes historical surveys and thematic essays on central issues and political changes affecting women's lives during the period, followed by A-Z entries on significant events and social movements, laws, court cases and more, as well as profiles of notable American women from all walks of life and all fields of endeavor. Primary sources and original documents are included throughout.

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Joyce Appleby is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of "Economic Thought and Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England" which was awarded the 1979 Berkshire book prize.

David Der-wei Wang is Professor of Chinese Literature at Columbia University. His current publications include "Running Wild: Contemporary Chinese Fiction" (1994).

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