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Root of Bitterness
Documents of the Social History of American Women
Nancy F. Cott, ed.; Jeanne Boydson, ed.; Ann Braude, ed.; Lori D. Ginzberg, ed.; Molly Ladd-Taylor, ed.

Northeastern University Press
1996 • 376 pp. 6 x 9"
History / Women's Studies

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-55553-256-7

2nd edition.

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic text in American women's social history

Presenting a diverse collection of documents, Root of Bitterness reaches from the colonial era through the nineteenth century, focusing on six dominant themes: women's work, the power of gender, the physical body, women's collective efforts, diversity and conflict among women, and women's relation to state authority. This edition contains about twenty selections from the original volume and almost sixty new ones.


“I have found this book to be an invaluable collection of primary documents. . . . It gives full expression to the range and diversity of women’s voices and experiences and at the same time highlights significant themes that shaped the grand sweep of American women’s history from 1600 to 1900.”—Jacqueline Jones, Wellesley College

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