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 M01 1 - 404 páginas
"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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General Introduction I
1982
FIRST AMERICANS
1992
Making Pottery at Santa Clara Pueblo
2029
Colonial Kitchen
11
ENTERPRISING WOMEN
11
MY TIME IS NOT MY
70
A Frontier House
94
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98
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192
WOMENS SPHERE
236
It Required So Much Labor by Emily P Burke
296
Dressing Deerskin by Sir Robert Southwell
41
NATIVE AMERICANS
46
BUILDING COLONIES NORTH AND SOUTH
49
EMIGRANTS AND IMMIGRANTS

Poor Daughters of Eve by Cotton
100
REVOLUTIONARY DAYS
132

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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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