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Paperback The Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place in the United States, 1630-1970 Book

ISBN: 0195090454

ISBN13: 9780195090451

The Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place in the United States, 1630-1970

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This richly woven history ranges from the seventeenth century to the present as it masterfully traces the movement of American women out of the home and into the public sphere. Matthews examines the Revolutionary War period, when women exercised political strength through the boycott of household goods and Elizabeth Freeman successfully sued for freedom from enslavement in one of the two cases that ended slavery in Massachusetts. She follows the expansion...

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