By Catherine Clinton; Christine Lunardini
The adventure of girls within the 19th century has generated a wealth of interdisciplinary learn in contemporary a long time. The Columbia advisor to American girls within the 19th Century offers the easiest of the hot scholarship to be had in a concise, "one-stop" source, delivering scholars of women's historical past and nineteenth-century American tradition with an authoritative resource of knowledge and interpretation. The authors emphasize parts during which students have pointed out vital adjustments (such as suffrage and reform), themes during which researchers at the moment are making nice strides (such as racial, ethnic, spiritual, and nearby diversity), and cutting edge and comparatively contemporary explorations (for instance, paintings on woman sexuality). available assessment articles and alphabetical encyclopedia-like entries are mixed in a accomplished, easy-to-use volume.Part 1 includes a historiographical essay by way of a ten-chapter narrative evaluate. those chapters contain discussions of households and families, hard work and the staff, faith and morality, feminism and equivalent rights, reform and voluntarism, and more.Part 2 is an A-to-Z directory of concise entries on key phrases, remarkable figures, political events, social and spiritual companies, and legislation.Part three is an annotated chronology putting occasions in ancient context.Part four is a topically prepared number of the simplest assets for additional examine, together with basic ancient works, biographies and autobiographies, journals, data, sites, novels, and movies.