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Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History


Acquiring Editor: Dawn Durante
Series Editors: Susan Cahn, Wanda A. Hendricks, and Deborah Gray White

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History is a series that seeks to publish scholarship that makes significant contributions to women's, gender, and sexuality history. Established in 1985 as the Women in American History series, the series has broadened to reflect the current state of the field. The series editors seek books that are historical, or are interdisciplinary with a historical focus, and the series will feature a variety of topics related to women, gender and sexual difference, sexual politics, and LBGTQ history in the United States and across the Americas. The series editors welcome projects that capture the experiences, activism, and group dynamics of women across race, region, class, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, and other categories of identity and difference in all historical contexts, including indigenous cultures and recent decades.

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link to catalog page, Southern Single Blessedness

Southern Single Blessedness

Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865

Author: Christine Jacobson Carter
Pub Date: January 2009

The engaging lives that single women led in spite of (or perhaps because of) their "spinsterhood"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist Coalitions

Feminist Coalitions

Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States

Author: Edited by Stephanie Gilmore
Pub Date: May 2008

A fresh new look at the productive partnerships forged among second-wave feminists   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reading, Writing, and Segregation

Reading, Writing, and Segregation

A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville

Author: Sonya Ramsey
Pub Date: February 2008

Teachers' stories of the segregation and integration of Nashville schools   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Making of

The Making of "Mammy Pleasant"

A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Author: Lynn M. Hudson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

Investigating Mary Ellen Pleasant's convoluted legacy   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the Politics of Maternalism, 1920-30 Author: Jan Doolittle Wilson
Pub Date: June 2007

The rise and fall of a feminist reform powerhouse   learn more...

link to catalog page, Widows and Orphans First

Widows and Orphans First

The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, 1880-1939

Author: S. J. Kleinberg
Pub Date: December 2006

The impact of surprisingly varied local attitudes towards widows and their children   learn more...

link to catalog page, Habits of Compassion

Habits of Compassion

Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920

Author: Maureen Fitzgerald
Pub Date: February 2006

The Sisters' critical contributions to charitable care in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reinventing Marriage

Reinventing Marriage

The Love and Work of Alice Freeman Palmer and George Herbert Palmer

Author: Lori Kenschaft
Pub Date: September 2005

An intimate biography of one of the first American dual-career marriages   learn more...

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"We, Too, Are Americans"

African American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-54

Author: Megan Taylor Shockley
Pub Date: November 2004

The story of how African American women used their wartime contributions on the home front to push for increased rights to equal employment,welfare benefits, worker equity and desegration of volunteer associations during WWII. The crucible for the civil rights movement.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Road to Seneca Falls

The Road to Seneca Falls

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention

Author: Judith Wellman
Pub Date: November 2004

An account of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and the beginning of the U.S. women’s rights movement   learn more...

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