History | HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES
H260 | 2923 | Meyerowitz
9:30-10:45A TR BH228
This course surveys U.S. women's history from the pre-colonial era to
the present. Themes include changing ideals of womanhood; sexual
divisions of labor; class, racial, ethnic, and regional diversity;
women's sexuality and family life; and women's participation in
politics, social reform, and feminist movements.
In addition to a textbook, students will read Harriet Jacobs,
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Jane Addams, The Spirit of
Youth and the City Streets; Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi;
and Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Body Project. Grades will be based on a
midterm exam, a final exam, and two short papers.