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Hist 213, Monica Mercado Jan 2016

Hist 213, Monica Mercado

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This course examines the social and cultural history of women in the United States, from the early 19th century through the post-WWII “urban crisis” and women’s liberation movements, through the present day. We will consider how urban life for women and men diverged and how it met, asking questions about the ways in which gender has been negotiated in the confined space of the city. In doing so, we will learn how historians make arguments about the construction of gendered identities, paying particular attention to divisions of race, class, sexuality, and religion. How did such divisions shape social forms ...