Read e-book online Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women's PDF

By Carol Berkin, Margaret S. Crocco, Barbara Winslow

During the last 4 many years, women's background has built from a brand new and marginal method of heritage to a longtime and flourishing sector of the self-discipline taught in all historical past departments. Clio within the Classroom makes available the content material, key subject matters and ideas, and pedagogical innovations of U.S. women's background for all secondary tuition and school lecturers. Editors Carol Berkin, Margaret S. Crocco, and Barbara Winslow have introduced jointly a various staff of educators to supply details and instruments in case you are developing a brand new syllabus or revitalizing an present one. The essays during this quantity offer concise, up to date overviews of yankee women's historical past from colonial occasions to the current that come with its ethnic, racial, and local alterations. they appear at conceptual frameworks key to figuring out women's background and American heritage, akin to sexuality, citizenship, consumerism, and faith. and so they supply concrete methods for the study room, together with using oral historical past, visible assets, fabric tradition, and team studying. the amount additionally contains a advisor to print and electronic assets for extra details. this can be a useful consultant for girls and males getting ready to include the learn of ladies into their sessions, in addition to for these looking clean views for his or her instructing.

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While white southern women usually delivered their children in the fall and early winter, black babies in the Chesapeake were born between February and July. This meant that the later stages of pregnancy coincided with the laborious tasks of spring planting. As a result, childbirth was riskier for black mothers, and rates of infant mortality higher. colonial and revolutionary america 19 Black women in the Lower South—the Carolinas and Georgia—worked under a task system rather than in gang labor.

Enslaved women’s work extended beyond the fields as nineteenth-century america 37 well, to plowing, fence building, and some processing industries such as cotton mills, sugar refineries, and tobacco plants, which hired them out from their masters. Within the slave owner’s household, enslaved domestics performed gender-defined tasks: Women worked as cooks, nurses, and maids, and men served as man-servants, butlers, and waiters. Although they performed many of the same jobs as men, gender shaped the lives of enslaved women in very particular ways.

92–113. 5. , The Chesapeake in the Seventeenth Century: Essays on Anglo-American Society (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979): Carville V. Earle, “Environment, Disease, and Mortality in Early Virginia,” pp. 96–125; Lorena S. Walsh, “ ‘Till Death Us Do Part’: Marriage and Family in Seventeenth Century Maryland,” pp. 126–152; and Darrett B. Rutman and Anita H. Rutman, “ ‘Now-Wives and Sons-in-Law’: Parental Death in a Seventeenth Century Virginia County,” pp. 153–182. See also Lorena S.

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