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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Women in the United States, 1830-1945

ISBN 9780333610978
Publication Date August 1999
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series American History in Depth

Women in the United States, 1830-1945 investigates women's economic, social, political and cultural history, encompassing all ethnic and racial groups and religions. It provides a general introduction to the history of women in industrializing America. Both a history of women and a history of the United States, its chronology is shaped by economic stages and political events. Although there were vast changes in all aspects of women's lives, gender (the social roles imputed to the sexes) continued to define women's (and men's) lives as much in 1945 as it had in 1830.

S.J. KLEINBERG is Professor and Head of the Department of American Studies and History, Brunel University.

Introduction
PART ONE: ANTE-BELLUM AMERICA
Economic Activity in Ante-Bellum America
Family and Migration in the Era of Domesticity
Education and Culture in Ante-Bellum America
Religion, Reform and Politics in the Ante-Bellum Era
PART TWO: THE INDUSTRIAL ERA
Women's Employment 1865-1920
Family and Migration in the Industrial Era
Education and Culture 1865-1920
Women and Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
PART THREE: BOOM, BUST AND WAR
Economic Activity during Boom, Bust and War
Family and Migration 1920-1945
Education and Culture 1920-1945
Reform and Politics 1920-1945
Bibliography
Index.

Reviews

That Kleinberg's history is driven by an economic picture may be the book's greatest usefulness for teachers, students and scholars, all of whom will find the writing accessible and the use of scholarly sources sound and current.' - Melanie S. Gustafson, H-Net
'There is a stylish synthesis of a tremendous amount of diverse work...it deserves to become the first port of call for any reader interested in the field.' - Times Literary Supplement
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