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Gender and American History Since 1890 : Rewriting Histories - Barbara Melosh

Gender and American History Since 1890

Rewriting Histories

By: Barbara Melosh (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415076760
Number Of Pages: 324

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These essays chart major contributions to recent historiography. Carefully selected for their accessibility and accompanied by headnotes and study questions, the essays offer a clear and engaging introduction for the non-specialist. The introduction describes the emergence of gender as a subject of historical investigation and in ten essays, historians explore the meanings and significance of gender in American history since 1890. The volume shows how the interpretation of gender expands and revises our understanding of significant issues in twentieth-century history, such as work, labour protest, sexuality, consumption and social welfare. It offers new perspectives on visual representations and explores the politics of historical subjects and the politics of our own historical revisions.

Editor's Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Sexuality and Genderp. 15
Modern Sexuality and the Myth of Victorian Repressionp. 17
Sexual Geography and Gender Economyp. 43
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion?p. 72
The Meanings of Lesbianism in Postwar Americap. 106
Work and Consumption in Visual Representationsp. 125
Art, the "New Woman," and Consumer Culturep. 127
Manly Workp. 155
Gendered Laborp. 182
Gender as Political Languagep. 205
Civilization, the Decline of Middle-Class Manliness, and Ida B. Wells's Anti-Lynching Campaign (1892-94)p. 207
Disorderly Womenp. 240
Notesp. 268
Family Violence, Feminism, and Social Controlp. 282
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ISBN: 9780415076760
ISBN-10: 0415076765
Series: Rewriting Histories
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 4th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1