978-0-316-80142-3 / 9780316801423

Daughters of the Promised Land, Women in American History


Publisher:Little Brown & Co (T)



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From the dust jacket - "...a chronicle of the more than three centuries of American woman-kind. In it, noted historian and biographer Paige Smith traces the changing role of women from the Mayflower (and before) to Flower Power (and beyond), from the self-reliant years of Puritan and frontier settlement through the "Great Repression" of the Victorian era and so up to the troubled decade of today [1970]. The Grimke sisters, Victoria Woodhull, Tennic C. Claflin, Charlotte Perkins, Susan B. Anthony, Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone. . .DAUGHTERS OF THE PROMISED LAND is the story of those who have led the fight for equal political and sexual rights. It is no less the story of the quiet legion that has stayed at home instead. What has it meant to be a member of our oppressed minority?............."

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