By Glenna Matthews
An encyclopedia of yank women's heritage, this entire reference booklet gains in-depth articles on developments (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social hobbies (civil rights, feminism), principles and ideas (domesticity, consciousness-raising), associations (Children's Bureau, ladies in Congress), companies (Girl Scouts of the US, League of ladies Voters), occasions (American Revolution), concerns (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key felony instances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, files and courses (Ramona, assertion of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's overall healthiness, ladies in tune and literature), and biographies of extraordinary American girls. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford historical past of ladies within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are cutting-edge references for college and residential, in particular designed and written for a long time 12 via grownup. every one e-book is a concise yet accomplished A-to-Z advisor to an enormous old interval or subject matter in U.S. historical past, with articles on key concerns and renowned contributors. The authors--distinguished students famous of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, updated, and obtainable. particular positive aspects contain an introductory part on easy methods to use the ebook, additional examining lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.
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Those few women who did come over in this period were exceptionally vulnerable because they usually arrived as single women and were sometimes subjected to enforced captivity in a house of prostitution run by immigrant gangsters. Only in the 20th century have Asian women immigrants been treated the same as male immigrants by federal policy. The first Asians to arrive in substantial numbers were Chinese men who came to work as laborers for the railroads. " Anti-Chinese attitudes soon appeared, fueled by resentment from white male workers who feared competition from these poorly paid immigrants.
FURTHER READING Berkeley, Ellen Perry, ed. Architecture: A Place for Women. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. Boxer, Sarah. " New York Times, June 5, 1999. Goldfrank, Janice, ed. Making Ourselves at Home: Women Builders and Designers. : Papier-Mache Press, 1995. Hayden, Dolores. The Grand Domestic Revolution. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981. That Exceptional One: Women in American Architecture, 1888-1988. : American Architectural Foundation, 1988. (exhibition catalog) Wharton, Edith, and Ogden Codman, Jr.
Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. La Farge, Ann. Pearl Buck. New York: Chelsea House, 1988. 49 B U S I N E S S Business Even before women could vote, before married women could get credit in their own name, and before women had access to higher education, a small number of American women were involved in running businesses, sometimes quite successfully. Often women cooperated with their husbands in operating a tavern or a printing company, to name two types of businesses in which women were substantially involved.