Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Modern American Women: A Documentary History 2nd Edition

4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0072418200
ISBN-10: 0072418206
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$6.53 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$93.33 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
12 New from $46.01 75 Used from $2.54
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


2016 Book Awards
Browse award-winning titles. See all 2016 winners
$93.33 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Modern American Women: A Documentary History
  • +
  • EARLY AMERICAN WOMEN: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 1600 - 1900
Total price: $193.05
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Susan Ware specializes in twentieth-century U.S. history and the history of American Women. The author of 'Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism'(1993); 'Partner and I: Molly Dewson, Feminism, and New Deal Politics'(1987); Holding Their Own: American Women in the 1930s'(1982); and 'Beyond Suffrage: Women in the New Deal'(1981), Ware taught in the history department of New York University from 1986-1995 and served as an Honorary Visiting Scholar at the Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College from 1996-1997. She is currently an independent scholar based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 2nd edition (July 27, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072418206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072418200
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By doc peterson VINE VOICE on August 31, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Susan Ware's documentary history of women in the 20th century has some great material, but very little of it is ground-breaking, and much of it is a rather narrow representation of the female experience. There are the ubiquitous documents and accounts of the Progressivism and the suffrage movement, the impact of the Great Depression and World War Two on the home, and the "birth" of feminism in the late 1950s and 1960s, through to material on the sexual revolution of the 80s. Frankly, I was a bit diasppointed.

As a history teacher, I am regularly appalled at the relative lack of attention that women in history are given. If one were to judge by the materials in this book, women have not had much influence in America. Obviously this is not the case, hence my rating. Furthermore, women of color are not well represented, nor are the experiences of immigrants, rural women, and similar groups. Ware's anthology is primarily comprised of the experiences of white, urban women. A strength of the book are its 3 "photo essays", depicting the obstacles women faced in the workplace, at home, and in education.

In my opinion, better books on the subject are Rosalyn Baxandall's _America's Working Women_ and Gerda Lerner's _The Female Experience_.
2 Comments 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Just one of MANY of my favorite quotes within the book: "It will have to do away with the absurd notion of the dualism of the sexes, or that man and women represent two antagonistic worlds." - Emma Goldman (pg. 92)

I took a college course this past summer on "History of Women in the US - 1870 to present" which had this book as the main required text. I truly loved how it was set up. Each Part (I: 1890-1920, II: 1920-1963, III: 1963-2002) has a brief history of the time period, which then follows with 4 to 5 Chapters with 5 to 8 sub-portions, complete with introductory paragraphs and then the actual text of the story, letter and/or article that was published of that time (ranging from 2-5 pages)-- For a lovely grand total of 360 pages, not including index/preface.

Cover shows an image of Amelia Earhart, whom ironically isn't mentioned much within the text. However, the very first entry is of Nellie Bly, a traveler of the 'Around the World in 80 days' challenge in 1889; she was Earhart's predecessor by about 40 years-- although Earhart achieved greater aeronautic advances for allotments in piloting for women. Letters and stories range throughout the time period (1870 til 2002), from a long influential list of women such as: Nellie Bly, Ida B. Wells, Frances Willard, Molly Dewson, Jane Addams, Alice Hamilton, Elizabeth Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, Doris Stevens, Emma Goldman, Alice Paul, Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks, Marrisa Navarro, Eve Ensler, Phyllis Schafley, Helen Gurley Brown, and Anita Hill; just to name a few ;) Among many others. Articles that also came from news releases about: The Feminine Mystique, Roe v Wade, Brown v Board of Education, Plessey v Ferguson, along with columns from a variety of newspapers and other press releases.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Lacks a real variety. Typical. Very limited view points.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Interesting book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Women!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Modern American Women: A Documentary History
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Modern American Women: A Documentary History

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?