When the first edition of this groundbreaking survey of U.S. women’s history first appeared in 1986, no one could have predicted its spectacular success and widespread support—or the vast proliferation of women’s history courses in the nation’s high schools, colleges, and universities.
Informed by the generous feedback of many of “Inventing"’s loyal users—student readers and instructors from every region of the nation—the fourth edition of Glenda Riley’s dynamic text remains the most inclusive, accessible, and affordable choice as a core text for the Women’s History course, as well as useful supplementary reading for courses in Women’s Studies and the U.S. survey.
Completely up to date, with expanded coverage of women in the military, sports, women’s healthcare, divorce, and women of color—especially Spanish-speaking, American Indian, African American, and Asian American women—this well-balanced, interpretive account portrays the myriad of women’s experiences as they shaped and were shaped by American history, and redounds as a remarkable feat of insight and inclusion. As always, each volume features a stunning photographic essay, a visual account from the colonial era to the present.
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Inventing the American Woman is full of information regarding the history of women in the United States. Actually, I thought it was too full of information. In an effort to include as many details as possible, it seems that the author overloads the reader with facts that are often difficult to connect together. I apprecite the information that is provided in the book, but I feel like my head is spinning trying to ingest all of it.
This book is in microprint and has a bunch of pages. But all in all it served its purpose and was filled with a good amount of history I already knew about.
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