The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America - Gender and American Culture (Paperback)Corinne T. Field (author)
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In detailing the connections between the struggle for equality and concepts of adulthood, Field provides an essential historical context for understanding the dilemmas black and white women still face in America today, from "glass ceilings" and debates over welfare dependency to a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. Drawn from a fascinating past, this book tells the history of how maturity, gender, and race collided, and how those affected came together to fight against injustice.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm
An innovative intellectual and cultural history of the relationship between rights, sex, race, and age.--Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
A cultural history that blends the intellectual and the social to uncover how reformers sought to meet their goal, and [Field's] analysis of thought is meticulous and enlightening..--The Historian
Sheds new light on the early women's rights movement in the United States. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in nineteenth-century reform and in women's history.--Journal of American History
Field's accessible and important book reveals the possibilities and limitations of broad movements for equality.--North Carolina Historical Review
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