Women in World History: Where to start?
Merry Weisner Hanks' newest Gender in History: A Global Perspective, 2nd edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010) is about to hit the market joining Bonnie Smith's (ed.) four volume Women's History in Global Perspective (American History Society: 2005) and her Oxford Women in World History, five volumes (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008) as outstanding works in womens' and gender history. Peter Stearns' Gender in World History, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2006) along with Judith Zinsser works, and Ulrike Strasser and Heidi Tinsman at UC-Irvine provide other outstanding research on this important and still new area of history.
Classroom texts that are important are
Pamela McVay's Envisioning Women in World History, Pt. 2,
1500-Present teamed with Pt. 1, by Catherine Clay, et. al (McGraw
Hill, 2008), Jane Slaughter, et. al, Sharing the World Stage:
Biography and Gender in World
Below are many links divided into categories of links,
websites and articles, followed by
Women's Studies articles, links, and websites:
Geographic regions and Women's History:
Anderson, Bonnie S. and Judith P. Zinsser, A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present, vol. 2.
Scott, Joan Wallach. Gender and the Politics of History
I believe the Scott has a really good overview of historiography of women's history, but both are Western based.
Russia's Women: Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation, ed with Barbara Evans Clements and Barbara Alpern Engel (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991)
Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine, eds. In the Shadow of the Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000).
There are many more really wonderful works, but the Clement is a collection highlighting much of the work on women and the patriarchy in late Imperial/Early Soviet and the Fitzpatrick is a fabulous collection of short memiors from various periods in Soviet history.
Native American and women:
John Maunu is a Collegeboard/AP World History consultant and Reader/Table Leader veteran of AP World History Reading currently teaching AP World and AP European history at Grosse Ile High School, Michigan.
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