The American Historical Association's Committee on Women Historians commissioned some of the pioneering figures in women's history to prepare essays in their respective areas of expertise. Volume 1 of the three-volume series addresses the comparative themes that the editors and contributors see as central to understanding women's history around the world. Authors like Margaret Strobel, Alice Kessler-Harris, and Mrinalini Sinha provide overviews of the theory and practice of women's and gender history and analyze family history, nationalism, and work. Editor Bonnie G. Smith rounds out the collection with essays on religion, race, ethnicity, and the different varieties of feminism.
Authoritative and wide-ranging, Women's History in Global Perspective, Volume 1, offers an invaluable resource on the thought and methods of a generation's leading figures in feminist scholarship.
Contributors: Marjorie Bingham, Julia Clancy-Smith, Susan Kent, Alice Kessler-Harris, Mary Jo Maynes, Pamela Scully, Mrinalini Sinha, Margaret Strobel, and Ann B. Waltner