Second to None: From the sixteenth century to 1865

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Ruth Barnes Moynihan, Cynthia Eagle Russett, Laurie Crumpacker
U of Nebraska Press, 1993 - 404 Seiten
"Tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice," wrote Anna Julia Cooper, a nineteenth-century African American abolitionist, teacher, and novelist. Argu-ing that the voices of women still need to be heard, the editors of this comprehensive collection have assembled a diverse selection of writings to illustrate the daily lives of ordinary and extraordinary women and the historical significance of their thoughts and deeds.

Here are women who are shapers of history, as well as its victims. In diaries, letters, speeches, songs, petitions, essays, photographs, and cartoons they describe, rejoice, exhort, complain, advertise, and joke, revealing women's role as community builders in every time and locale and registering their emergence into the public spheres of political, social, and economic life. The documents also demonstrate the value of gender analysis, for women's differences?in age, race, sexual orientation, class, geographical or ethnic origin, abilities or disabilities, and values?are shown to be as important as their commonalities.

Volume 1, which comprises 153 selections, opens with a Navajo origin myth and presents Native American, Hispanic, African, and Euro-American women from the sixteenth century through the Civil War. Both volumes include section introductions that set the historical stage and comment on the significance of the selections.

 

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Second to none: a documentary history of American women

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List of Illustrations xv
8
FIRST AMERICANS
20
Anasazi RuinsMesa Verde
42
Passamaquoddy BirchBark
42
Passengers to Massachusetts 51
42
Giton Manigault 54
42
Io Colonial Kitchen
42
enterprising Women
42
ReVOLUTIONARY DAYS
76
A Journal Second to None by Elisabeth Anthony
82
The Barbarism of the Times by Ann Hulton 163
88
AFTER THE STORM
96
HOME AND MARKETPLACE
96
A Wife of the Right Sort by Louise Clappe and Mary
96
womens SPHERE
96
Dimity Convictions by Emily Dickinson 256
96

A Bedlam Bess by Ebenezer Cook
42
Poor Daughters of Eve by Cotton
42
On the Death of a Sister by Sarah Prince and Sarah
62
Despicable in Your Eyes by Sophia Hume 145
68
NATIVE AMERICANS
47
EMIGRANTS AND IMMIGRANTS
CIVIL
Urheberrecht

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Ruth Barnes Moynihan teaches history at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Rebel for Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway and coeditor of So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining Frontier (Nebraska 1990). A professor of history at Yale University. Cynthia Russett is the author of Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood. Laurie Crumpacker is an associate professor of history at Simmons College and coeditor of The Journal of Esther Edwards Burr, 1754?1757.

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