A Companion to American Women's History by Nancy A. Hewitt

By Nancy A. Hewitt

This choice of twenty-four unique essays by way of major students in American women's historical past highlights the latest very important scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this well known and modern field.

• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's heritage, together with the colonial family members, marriage, overall healthiness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, patron tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and subject.
• comprises accelerated bibliography of titles to steer additional study.

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If you are carefdl you may have two men for one female,” or “endeavour all you can to have your Number of Males exceed the females,” or “the number of women Exceeding [men] doeth much disparayes the whole Cargoe” (Royal African Company Instructions, 1692, 1694, 1698). In an attempt to explain to Royal African Company officials the large numbers of women he purchased, George Hingston wrote that “as yett wee find ye women generally Better than the men” (Hingston Journal, March 1678). Their instructions, then, often reflected the Company’s inability to dictate the terms of trade.

German Sources for West Afican History, 159F1669. Weisbaden: Franz Steiner, 1983, pp. 132-359. Snelgrave, William (1734) A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave Trade. London: J. J. and P. Knapton. Van Nyendael, David. “A Description of Rio Formosa or.. Benin,” in William Bosman, A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea, The Netherlands, 1704; first Enghsh edition, London, 1705; fourth English edition, London: Frank Cass, 1967. Secondary Sources Bay, Edna G. (1995) “Belief, Legitimacy and the Kpojito: An Institutional History of the ‘Queen Mother’ in Precolonial Dahomey,” Journal of Afican History 36, pp.

Neumann, Klaus (1994) “ ‘In Order to Win Their Friendship’: Renegotiating First Contact,” 7he Contemporary Pacific 6, pp. 11145. Nussbaum, Felicity A. (1995) Torvid Zones: Maternity, Sexuality, and Empire in Eighteenthcentury English Narratives. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Perdue, Theda (1998) Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 170&1835. Lincoln: Nebraska University Press. Perry, Ruth (1991) “Colonizing the Breast: Sexuality and Maternity in Eighteenth-century England,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 2, pp.

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