This collection of twenty--four original essays by leading scholars in American womena s history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field. * Covers the breadth of American Womena s history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work, consumer culture, and feminism. * Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. * Includes expanded bibliography of titles to guide further research.
Nancy A. Hewitt is Professor of History and Women's Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Womena s Activism and Social Change (1984) and Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s--1920s (2001), Womena s Activism and Social Change (2001), the editor of Women, Families, and Communities (1990), and co--editor of Visible Women: New Essays on American Activism (1993), and Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques (1996).