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The Resource Citizenship and the origins of women's history in the United States, Teresa Anne Murphy

Citizenship and the origins of women's history in the United States, Teresa Anne Murphy

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Citizenship and the origins of women's history in the United States
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Citizenship and the origins of women's history in the United States
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Teresa Anne Murphy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Women's history emerged as a genre in the waning years of the eighteenth century, a period during which concepts of nationhood and a sense of belonging expanded throughout European nations and the young American republic. Early women's histories had criticized the economic practices, intellectual abilities, and political behavior of women while emphasizing the importance of female domesticity in national development. These histories had created a narrative of exclusion that legitimated the variety of citizenship considered suitable for women, which they argued should be constructed in a very different way from that of men: women's relationship to the nation should be considered in terms of their participation in civil society and the domestic realm. But the throes of the Revolution and the emergence of the first woman's rights movement challenged the dominance of that narrative and complicated the history writers' interpretation of women's history and the idea of domestic citizenship. In Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States, Teresa Anne Murphy traces the evolution of women's history from the late eighteenth century to the time of the Civil War, demonstrating that competing ideas of women's citizenship had a central role in the ways those histories were constructed. This intellectual history examines the concept of domestic citizenship that was promoted in the popular writing of Sarah Josepha Hale and Elizabeth Ellet and follows the threads that link them to later history writers, such as Lydia Maria Child and Carolyn Dall, who challenged those narratives and laid the groundwork for advancing a more progressive woman's rights agenda. As woman's rights activists recognized, citizenship encompassed activities that ranged far beyond specific legal rights for women to their broader terms of inclusion in society, the economy, and government. Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States demonstrates that citizenship is at the heart of women's history and, consequently, that women's history is the history of nations."--
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Murphy, Teresa Anne
Dewey number
323.340973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women historians
  • Historiography
  • Citizenship
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Citizenship and the origins of women's history in the United States, Teresa Anne Murphy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-220) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Women, history, and nation -- Domestic citizenship and national progress -- Revolutionary responses -- The challenges of radical reform -- II. Citizenship and women's history -- Women's history and woman's rights -- Domestic histories -- Caroline Dall's usable past: women and equal citizenship
Control code
FIEb17354766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780812244892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)821217846
Label
Citizenship and the origins of women's history in the United States, Teresa Anne Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Women, history, and nation -- Domestic citizenship and national progress -- Revolutionary responses -- The challenges of radical reform -- II. Citizenship and women's history -- Women's history and woman's rights -- Domestic histories -- Caroline Dall's usable past: women and equal citizenship
Control code
FIEb17354766
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780812244892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)821217846

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