ERIC Number: ED253456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
"Remember the Ladies!" A Handbook of Women in American History. Revised.
Franklin, Robin; Wolf, Tasha Lebow
This sourcebook for teaching about women in U.S. history classes is arranged in seven chapters. Each chapter contains background information and a selection of primary source writings by both men and women. Attention is directed toward the activities and status of both white and minority women in all periods. Chapter I, "Women of the Colonial Period," provides background and readings on the Puritan view of women, colonial businesswomen, early poets, and early feminist dissent. Chapter II, "Women of the Revolutionary Era," focuses on women's activities on the battlefield and behind the scenes. Early 19th century women are portrayed in chapter III. The proliferation of schools for girls, the profession of the school teacher, conditions for working women, and the Seneca Falls convention on women's rights are discussed. Chapter IV, "Pioneer and Native American Women," focuses on reasons for moving West, hardships, lifestyles, and customs. Chapter V, "Women During the Civil War Era," presents the viewpoints and activities of women in the North and South. Chapter VI, "Women Come of Age," contains background information and readings on labor, labor laws, and the movement for women's suffrage. A final chapter, "Modern Times," covers changes in women's lives since the Nineteenth Amendment, including roles in World War II, the civil rights movement, and the Equal Rights Amendment. A three-page suggested reading list concludes the document. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, American Studies, Black History, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Females, Feminism, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Labor Conditions, Labor Legislation, Modern History, Primary Sources, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social History, United States History, Voting Rights, Womens History, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Note: Originally prepared for Ann Arbor Public Schools. This revised edition has been reproduced and disseminated by the Center for Sex Equity in the Schools. Photographs may not reproduce clearly.