Women's History in Global Perspective, Volume 2

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Bonnie G. Smith
University of Illinois Press, 2004 - History - 312 pages
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The American Historical Association's Committee on Women Historians commissioned some of the pioneering figures in women's history to prepare essays in their respective areas of expertise. These volumes, the second and third in a series of three, complete their collected efforts. The first volume of the series dealt with the broad themes necessary to understanding women's history around the world. As a counterpoint, volume 2 is concerned with issues that have shaped the history of women in particular places and during particular eras. It examines women in ancient civilizations; including women in China, Japan, and Korea; women and gender in South and South East Asia; Medieval women; women and gender in Colonial Latin America; and the history of women in the US to 1865. Authors included are Sarah Hughes and Brady Hughes, Susan Mann, Barbara N. Ramusack, Judith M. Bennett, Ann Twinam, and Kathleen Brown.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Women in Ancient Civilizations
9
China Japan and Korea
47
Women and Gender in South and Southeast Asia
101
Medieval Women in Modern Perspective
139
Women and Gender in Colonial Latin America
187
The History of Women in the United States to 1865
238
CONTRIBUTORS
281
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