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The majority finds its past : placing women in history /
Gerda Lerner.
edition
Oxford University Press paperback ed.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981, c1979.
description
xxxii, 217 p.
ISBN
0195028996
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981, c1979.
isbn
0195028996
catalogue key
1066577
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A passionate and cogent challenge to [the] long-standing relegation of women to historical marginality."--New Directions for Women
"A splendid introduction to women's history in the U.S."--The New Republic
"Highly recommended as required reading for not only courses in women's history, but in survey American history courses."--The History Teacher
"Highly recommended as required reading for not only courses ** women's history, but in survey American history courses."--The History Teacher
"In a dozen keen and tough-minded essays, Gerda Lerner unravels the triple knots of sex, class and race--and helps American women understand where we must be by showing us so clearly where we have been. A remarkably energetic and energizing book."--Letty Cottin Pogrebin
"Interesting and thought-provoking essays."--Amy Rieger, Brevard Community College
"Interesting and thought-provoking essays."--Amy Rieger, Brevard Community College "In a dozen keen and tough-minded essays, Gerda Lerner unravels the triple knots of sex, class and race--and helps American women understand where we must be by showing us so clearly where we have been. A remarkably energetic and energizing book."--Letty Cottin Pogrebin "A passionate and cogent challenge to [the] long-standing relegation of women to historical marginality."--New Directions for Women "This volume includes some of the most important and influential articles written in women's history during the last ten years."--Kathryn Kish Sklar, State University of New York, Binghamton "A splendid introduction to women's history in the U.S."--The New Republic
"Interesting and thought-provoking essays."--Amy Rieger, Brevard Community College "In a dozen keen and tough-minded essays, Gerda Lerner unravels the triple knots of sex, class and race--and helps American women understand where we must be by showing us so clearly where we have been. A remarkably energetic and energizing book."--Letty Cottin Pogrebin "A passionate and cogent challenge to [the] long-standing relegation of women to historical marginality."-- New Directions for Women "This volume includes some of the most important and influential articles written in women's history during the last ten years."--Kathryn Kish Sklar, State University of New York, Binghamton "A splendid introduction to women's history in the U.S."-- The New Republic
"Interesting and thought-provoking essays."--Amy Rieger,Brevard Community College "In a dozen keen and tough-minded essays, Gerda Lerner unravels the triple knots of sex, class and race--and helps American women understand where we must be by showing us so clearly where we have been. A remarkably energetic and energizing book."--Letty Cottin Pogrebin "A passionate and cogent challenge to [the] long-standing relegation of women to historical marginality."--New Directions for Women "This volume includes some of the most important and influential articles written in women's history during the last ten years."--Kathryn Kish Sklar,State University of New York, Binghamton "A splendid introduction to women's history in the U.S."--The New Republic
"This volume includes some of the most important and influential articles written in women's history during the last ten years."--Kathryn Kish Sklar, State University of New York, Binghamton
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Summaries
Authored Title
Through 12 illuminating essays, the role of women in history is surveyed.
Main Description
Lauded for its contribution to the theory and conceptualization of the field of women's history and for its sensitivity to the differences of class, ethnicity, race, and culture among women, "The Majority Finds Its Past" became a classic volume in women's history after its original publication in 1979. This edition includes a foreword by Linda K. Kerber, introducing a new generation of readers to Gerda Lerner's body of work and highlighting the importance of the essays in this collection to the development of the field that Lerner helped establish.
Table of Contents
Foreword
New approaches to the study of women in American historyp. 1
The lady and the mill girl : changes in the status of women in the age of Jacksonp. 10
The feminists : a second lookp. 22
Women's rights and American feminismp. 36
Black women in the United States : a problem in historiography and interpretationp. 48
Community work of black club womenp. 64
Black and white women in interaction and confrontationp. 73
The political activities of antislavery womenp. 88
Just a housewifep. 102
Placing women in history : definitions and challengesp. 115
The majority finds its pastp. 127
The challenge of women's historyp. 133
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