Book Review: THE READER’S COMPANION TO U.S. WOMEN’S HISTORY (edited by Wilma Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink, Marysa Navarro, Barbara Smith, and Gloria Steinem) : AH


THE READER’S COMPANION TO U.S. WOMEN’S HISTORY, edited by Wilma Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink, Marysa Navarro, Barbara Smith, and Gloria Steinem, Houghton Mifflin, 672 pages, $45.

This is the first book of its kind “devoted to exploring moments, topics, and events in U.S. history as they affected, and were affected by, women,” notes Gwendolyn Mink. More than 300 contributors, including renowned historians and feminist pioneers, provide roughly 400 articles on topics that include advertising, African-American and Native-American women, the armed forces, education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Equal Rights Amendment, indentured servitude, feminism, literature, moral reform, nuns, sexual harassment, slavery, and the Suffrage Movement.


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