Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-8
  3. Ante-Bellum America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
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      Pages 11-33
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      Pages 58-79
  4. The Industrial Era

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
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      Pages 105-127
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      Pages 152-175
  5. From the Vote to World War II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
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      Pages 207-232
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  6. Epilogue — The Feminine Mystique

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      Pages 309-316
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-368

About this book


Women in the United States, 1830-1945 investigates women's economic, social, political and cultural history, encompassing all ethnic and racial groups and religions. It provides a general introduction to the history of women in industrializing America. Both a history of women and a history of the United States, its chronology is shaped by economic stages and political events. Although there were vast changes in all aspects of women's lives, gender (the social roles imputed to the sexes) continued to define women's (and men's) lives as much in 1945 as it had in 1830.


cultural history culture gender migration reform USA women

Authors and affiliations

  • S. J. Kleinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK

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