- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: Hill and Wang; Revised edition (April 30, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809016222
- ISBN-13: 978-0809016228
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,791,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Interesting vignettes of active and important nineteenth-century women . . . A brave and worthwhile effort to synthesize a diverse and growing field.” ―Susan H. Armitage, Journal of American History
“The best introduction that I know to the history of women in nineteenth-century America . . . Fast paced, intelligently written, and clearly organized.” ―David Herbert Donald, Harvard University
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The American women who worked for our country's independence in 1776 hoped the new Republic would grant them unprecedented power and influence. But it was not until the next century that a hardy group of pathbreakers began the slow march on the road to autonomy, a road American women continue to travel today. The Other Civil War, first published in 1984, was among the first books to bring together the new accomplishments of the then-infant discipline of women's history. This revised edition offers a thoroughly updated bibliography, including not only new books and articles but also Internet sources from the past fifteen years of innovative scholarship.
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Early American women, be they slave or free, had an incredibly hard life, with few civil or property rights. This book recalls some of the bold and brave women that stepped forward, against difficult odds, and demanded something be done. These women started the long and hard struggle to advance the cause of women and better their lives; a battle that is still being fought today. In addition to the burden of having and raising families, American women did much of the backbreaking work of clearing land, planting and harvesting, and filling the sweatshops of early industrial America. These women earned everything they got and then some. We could never have built our great country without their labors.
I have taken for granted many things about women. This book was a real eye-opener and gave me much to ponder. Read the book guys, and learn something.
Ken Smith, USVeterans.com