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Women in 19th-century America
Macdonald, Fiona.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Peter Bedrick Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Examines the everyday life of women in the United States during the 1800s, contrasting society's ideal view of women with their real lives.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 2.0 60349.
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Concord Library HQ1418 .M33 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library HQ1418 .M33 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library HQ1418 .M33 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library HQ1418 .M33 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Other Half of Historyexplores an aspect of history that is often overlooked - the history of women. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence promised a bright future for the new nation of America. Women shared this dream, but they did not share the rights of its citizens, because women were not counted as citizens. Like children, criminals, and the insane, they had no right to vote. They could not go to college or train for a career, but were expected to serve their country as wives and mothers. This book tells the story of a growing nation, and of the women who fought society, the law, and the Constitution for a greater part in its history.

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Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-The author has undertaken an ambitious task in covering the lives of women in the 19th century in a mere 48 pages. The brief chapters are broken down into numerous subtopics, often only one paragraph long. The pages are a panorama of illustrations from black-and-white woodcuts to line drawings and full-color reproductions, each accompanied by a succinct caption. Quotations are sprinkled liberally throughout the text in yellow "sticky-note" format. Sidebars offer short biographies and highlights of the era. America includes a helpful introductory overview, a double-page time line broken into categories, and a well-organized chronology. In both volumes, the last chapter features women who were able to achieve some degree of fame in a man's world. Both books are a delight to browse, and should lead readers to more extensive exploration of these topics.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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