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Women S America
Author: Linda K. Kerber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Pages: 848
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U.S. women's history.

Women S America
Author: May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Linda K Kerber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 751
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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With its mix of primary source documents, articles and illustrations, 'Women's America' has long been a useful resource. This sixth edition provides extensive coverage of recent events in American women's history and adds several new selections from leading theorists and historians.

Women S Suffrage In America
Author: Elizabeth Frost-Knappman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Pages: 513
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the movement from - diary entries, letters, speeches, and newpaper accounts.

Women S Roles In Eighteenth Century America
Author: Merril D. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 182
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Explores the role of women in eighteenth-century America, focusing on relationships, legal status, work, war, religion, and education.

Women S Roles In Nineteenth Century America
Author: Tiffany K. Wayne
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 210
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Presents a history of the status of women in nineteenth-century America, with an examination of their roles in marriage, family life, religion, and public life, and an analysis of their political and legal rights.

The Women S Movement In Latin America
Author: Jane Jaquette
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2018-03-09
Pages: 257
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how women's groups are helping to reshape Latin America. The contributors document and assess the remarkable wave of women's political participation in Latin America over the past two decades. The first five case studies, on Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru, examine the origins, evolution, and goals of women's organizations as they worked together to end authoritarian rule and elaborate how women's groups have adapted in the 1990s to the day-to-day realities of democratic politics. In the 1990s, the challenge has shifted from mobilizing opposition to the very different task of working with parties and government bureaucracies in order to maintain and implement their agendas. The chapters on Nicaragua and Mexico broaden our understanding of political transitions.Seven case studies vividly illustrate the variety of women's movements in the region, ranging from the communal-kitchens movements to human rights groups. Each author discusses the strategies and debates of the feminist movements in question and records their political successes and failures. Jaquette's introductory and concluding essays provide a comparative framework, highlighting the innovative ways in which Latin American women are making gender a political issue.

Encyclopedia Of Women S History In America
Author: Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Pages: 431
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.

Encyclopedia Of Women And Religion In North America  Women And Religion  Methods Of Study And Reflection
Author: Academic Dean and Professor of Church History Emeritae Rosemary Skinner Keller
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 1394
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.

Women S Activism In Latin America And The Caribbean
Author: Elizabeth Maier
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 375
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars who analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed in this book within the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Contributors explore the emergence of the area's feminist movement, dictatorships of the 1970s, the Central American uprisings, the urban, grassroots organizing for better living conditions, and finally, the turn toward public policy and formal political involvement and the alternative globalization movement. Geared toward bridging cultural realities, this volume represents women's transformations, challenges, and hopes, while considering the analytical tools needed to dissect the realities, understand the alternatives, and promote gender democracy.

Political Power And Women S Representation In Latin America
Author: Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The number of women elected to Latin American legislatures has grown significantly over the past thirty years. This increase in the number of women elected to national office is due, in large part, to gender-friendly electoral rules such as gender quotas and proportional electoral systems, and it has, in turn, fostered constituent support for representative democracy. Still, this book argues that women are gaining political voice and bringing women's issues to state agendas, but they are not gaining political power. Women are marginalized by the male majority in office and relegated to the least powerful committees and leadership posts, hindering progress toward real political equality. In Political Power and Women's Representation in Latin America, Leslie Schwindt-Bayer examines the causes and consequences of women's representation in Latin America. She does so by asking a series of politically relevant and theoretically challenging questions, including why the numbers of women in office have increased in some countries but vary across others; what the presence of women in office means for the way representatives legislate; and what consequences the election of women bears for representative democracy more generally. Schwindt-Bayer articulates a comprehensive theory of women's representation that analyzes and connects trends in relation to four facets of political representation: formal, descriptive, substantive and symbolic. She then tests this theory empirically using aggregate data from all eighteen Latin American democracies and original fieldwork in Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica. Ultimately, this book communicates the complex and often incomplete nature of women's political representation in Latin America.