HIST 354 - H istoryofWomenintheUnitedStates 16001870 HIST...

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History of Women in the United States 1600-1870 HIST 354 - Fall 2010 T/Th 12:00 – 1:15 BRNG 2280 Dr. Caroline E. Janney Teaching Assistant: Joshua Jeffers Office: University 23 Office: Recitation 402 Office Hours: T/Th 10:30-11:30 Office Hours: T/W 2:00-3:00 (or by appointment) (or by appointment) Phone: 496-9496 Phone: 496-1672    cjanney@purdue.edu jeffers@purdue.edu COURSE INTRODUCTION This course will examine women's evolving social, political, cultural, and economic position in America from the colonial period to 1870 when the women's movement split over the Fifteenth Amendment. We will explore how both men and women thought of women’s proper “place” in society, that is, we will examine how gender came to be constructed and how it changed over time. We will discuss the ways in which race, class, ethnicity, and the region in which they lived shaped women's experiences. We will examine both the everyday lives of women, such as domestic work, as well as women's efforts to dismantle the private / public barrier – and the limitations to these efforts. We will discuss women's family responsibilities, work, education, political role, legal position, and sexuality over a period of two and a half centuries. Finally, we will emphasize women's changing relationship with their families, each other, and the state. 1
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COURSE POLICIES This course will combine lecture and class discussion. Discussions will not always fall on the same day of the week. Students will need to carefully follow the syllabus to determine which days have been set aside for discussion . Attendance at lectures and discussion is required, and roll call will be taken on occasion. Frequent absences, late arrivals, and early departures will adversely affect a student’s
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