Women's rights /
Sharon Hartman Strom.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
xxii, 353 p.
0313311358 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
0313311358 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-10-01:
Students and teachers of women's history, as well as those just exploring the field, will find this a superb book to use. The use of themes rather than straight chronologies allows readers to see the connections between, for example, the demands for higher pay and better working conditions made by immigrant shirtwaist strikers in 1909 and the Chicana strikers of the Farah clothing company in 1974, or the struggle for birth control 100 years ago and the current threats to Roe v. Wade. Protection versus equality is also explored through a discussion of protective legislation and the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment. Most impressive is the emphasis on working women, immigrant women, and women of color. Of course, not all women agreed, and there are excellent examples of debates between Frances Willard of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and Ida B. Wells over lynching, as well as between Catherine Beecher and Angelina Grimke over the right to vote. The book runs the gamut from the antislavery movement to rape and pornography, and each chapter begins with several pages of background text setting the stage for the documents, many of which have not appeared in other anthologies. The descriptive bibliographies are extremely useful. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All levels and collections. J. Wishnia emerita, SUNY at Stony Brook
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Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. xi
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Chronology of Eventsp. xix
Introductionp. 3
Factory Women's Turnouts, Women's Independence, and the Legacy of the American Revolutionp. 13
Antislavery Women, Public Speaking, and Equal Rightsp. 33
The Seneca Falls Convention and the Rise of the Women's Rights Movementp. 53
The Fourteenth Amendment and the "New Departure"p. 75
Bradwell v. Illinois and Taylor v. Louisiana: Women in the Courtroomp. 91
Women's Sexuality Before World War I: Rape, Prostitution, and Reformp. 109
The Atlanta Laundresses' Strike, Self-Help, and Anti-Lynching: African-American Women's Rights Between Emancipation and World War Ip. 133
Muller v. Oregon, Adkins v. Children's Hospital, and Drafting an Equal Rights Amendment: The Equality-Difference Debatep. 155
"The Uprising of the 20,000": Working Women, Unions, and Feminismp. 177
"Family Limitation": The Politics of Birth Control and Women's Rightsp. 199
"Votes for Women": The Passage of the Nineteenth Amendmentp. 223
Title VII, Sexual Harassment, and EEOC v. Sears and Roebuck: Women's Rights in the Modern Workplacep. 247
The Right to Privacy, Abortion, and the Debate over Roe v. Wadep. 269
"The Personal Is Political" and Its Aftermath: Addressing Sexual Liberation and Sexual Violencep. 295
Title IX and Women in Sportp. 317
Selected Bibliographyp. 335
Indexp. 341
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