By Nancy A. Hewitt
This selection of twenty-four unique essays by way of prime students in American women's background highlights the newest vital scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this renowned and modern field.
• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's background, together with the colonial kin, marriage, wellbeing and fitness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, patron tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
• contains increased bibliography of titles to lead additional examine.
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Journal of Interdisciplinary History 23, pp. 237-57. Fage, J. D. (1989) “African Societies and the Atlantic Slave Trade,” Past and Present 125, pp. 97-1 15. Galenson, David W. (1986) Traders, Planters, and Slaves: Market Behavior in Early English America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Geggus, David P. (1989) “Sex Ratio, Age, and Ethnicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade: Data from French Shipping and Plantation Records,” Journal of Afrzcan History 30, pp. 2 3 4 4 . Geggus, David P. (1993) “Sugar and Coffee Cultivation in Saint Domingue and the Shaping of the Slave Labor Force,” in Ira Berlin and Philip D.
Agricultural work brought with it particular kinds of social and cultural spaces. The nature of agricultural work on the Upper Guinea Coast required large-scale collective effort, effectively pulling all members of the society into the agricultural sphere. The huge dikes built to accommodate the draining and flooding of fields required the cooperation of hundreds of people. During construction and planting, both men and women moved from their homes to the fields to better tend the crop and manage the waters.
A Companion to American Women's History by Nancy A. Hewitt