3 edition of The legal status of women in the United States of America found in the catalog.
The legal status of women in the United States of America
Peggy S. Amundson
|Series||Women"s Bureau bulletin -- 157-6, rev., Bulletin (United States. Women"s Bureau) -- 157-6, rev.|
|Contributions||United States. Women"s Bureau.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 17 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||17|
Women played an integral role in the development of colonial America, despite having few legal rights. The experiences of women during the colonial era varied greatly from colony to colony and among different ethnic groups. Among Puritan settlers in New England, wives almost never worked in the fields with their husbands. Women’s status in the United States consistently lags behind men’s; despite some progress in recent decades, women earn less than men, experience higher poverty rates than their male counterparts, face specific adverse health conditions, and remain underrepresented in political office across the nation, with wide variation by state, race/ethnicity, age, and immigration status.
The first gathering devoted to women’s rights in the United States was held July 19–20, , in Seneca Falls, New York. The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott. 1 About people attended the convention; two-thirds were women. Women's Rights in the United States: A History in Documents uses a diverse collection of documents--including manifestoes, letters, diaries, cartoons, broadsides, legal and court records, poems, satires, advertisements, petitions, photographs, leaflets, maps, posters, autobiographies, and newspapers--to examine major themes in the history of women's rights and women's rights movements in the U.S.
Looking after baby America is the only rich country without a law on T HE PRESIDENT’S Commission on the Status of Women was unequivocal in its recommendation: “Paid maternity leave or. Read this book on Questia. The passion, pain, victories, and disappointments of the struggle for women's social, political, legal, economic, and educational rights in America from colonial times through are dramatized in this comprehensive documentary history.
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The Legal Status of Women in the United States of America,compiled by the US Department of Labor (Women's Bureau) and published by the US Government Printing Office. This is a government status report for the period and lists all the laws.
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The revision of the United States Summary of The Legal Status of Women in the United States of America was prepared by Laura H. Dale with the assistance of Laura H. Harris, under the general direction o Af Alic. Morrisoe n of the Division of Women's Labor Law and Civil and Political Status of the Wom-en's Bureau, U.
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