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By Glenna Matthews

An encyclopedia of yankee women's historical past, this accomplished reference e-book 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 United States, League of ladies Voters), occasions (American Revolution), matters (abortion, equivalent Rights Amendment), key criminal circumstances (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), legislation and constitutional amendments, records and courses (Ramona, statement of Sentiments), ethnic and social teams (African American ladies, Latinas), overviews (women's wellbeing and fitness, girls in track and literature), and biographies of outstanding American ladies. This Companion is an ideal complement to The younger Oxford background of girls within the United States. Oxford's Student partners to American History are state of the art references for college and residential, in particular designed and written for a while 12 via grownup. each one e-book is a concise yet complete A-to-Z advisor to a tremendous ancient interval or subject in U.S. background, with articles on key concerns and trendy members. The authors--distinguished students famous of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, up to date, and available. specified gains contain an introductory part on tips to use the ebook, extra studying lists, cross-references, chronology, and entire index.

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The title page of Anne Bradstreet's The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America, a collection of poems published in England in 1650. Bradstreet was the New World's first English-language poet. Bradstreet, Anne Born: Around 1612, probably Northampton, England Education: No formal education Accomplishments: Wrote poetry published as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America (1650) and Several Poems (1678) Died: Sept. 16, 1672, North Andover, Mass. Anne Bradstreet was the first Englishlanguage poet to publish while resident in the American colonies.

J. A suffragist and abolitionist before the Civil War (1861-65), Antoinette Brown Blackwell lived long enough to vote in 1920, after the 19th Amendment made that act possible for all American women. In addition to lecturing on behalf of her many reform causes, Blackwell was a writer and the first woman to be ordained a minister in a mainstream Protestant denomination. The seventh of 10 children born to Joseph and Abby (Morse) Brown, the young Antoinette had an unusual thirst for education as she was growing up.

Though Quaker newspaper editor, in 1840. The people laughed couple settled in Seneca Falls, New at her when York, shortly before the historic she appeared women's rights convention took place in bloomers, there in 1848. Attending the convention, she was a she became a convert to the cause. As woman ahead of her time. the editor of a newspaper for women N E L L I E called the Lily (probably the first paper edited entirely by a woman) she publicized a new style of attire—that is, the pantaloons—first worn by Elizabeth Smith Miller, the daughter of a wellknown abolitionist, Gerrit Smith.

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