Short description Women in American History Since 1880 presents a collection of over 60 primary source documents that illuminate the diverse experiences of women in America from the Gilded Age to the present. The readings are organized around four major themes within each chronological unit: work, citizenship, representations, and domestic lives. The documents provide readers with a strong sense of historical narrative and context while revealing how significant historic events have shaped and have been shaped by women's active participation in the world around them. The documents, along with an introduction, discussion questions, and explanatory headnotes by the editor, offer a valuable perspective on the diverse experiences of American women.
From the contents I. Contested West/The Contested City: 1880-1900.
II. The Progressive Era: 1900-1920.
III. Normalcy and Its Aftermath: 1920-1932.
IV. The Great Depression and World War II: 1932-1945.
V. The Baby Boom Generation: 1945-1968.
VI. In Search of Modern America: 1969-1989.
VII. Seeking the Good Life: Globalization and Glass Ceilings 1989-present