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ERIC Number: EJ893811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Going Global: New Trajectories in U.S. Women's History
Frederickson, Mary E.
History Teacher, v43 n2 p169-189 Feb 2010
In 1915, American Jane Addams, together with 1,300 women from around the world, founded the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, an organization dedicated to fostering understanding, preventing war, and laying the foundations for a permanent peace. Addams believed that women in the United States needed to recognize the interdependence of women around the globe in terms of promoting peace, but also regarding economic justice, social activism, and a sense of collective political responsibility. In the twenty-first century, the global perspective adopted by Jane Addams, and those who followed in her footsteps across the years, provides a powerful model for a theoretical paradigm shift in the way women's history in the United States has been written and taught since the 1970s. In this article, the author discusses new trajectories in U.S. women's history from a global perspective. (Contains 6 figures and 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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