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The Resource No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship, Linda K. Kerber

No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship, Linda K. Kerber

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No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship
Title
No constitutional right to be ladies
Title remainder
women and the obligations of citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Linda K. Kerber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Women have been citizens of the United States as long as the republic has existed, but their participation in citizenship has always differed from that of men. Struggles over women's suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment have publicized how much women have related their struggle for equality to rights. That the history of citizens' obligations is also linked to gender has been less well understood
  • In this landmark book, the historian Linda K. Kerber opens up this important and neglected subject for the first time. She begins during the Revolution, when married women did not have the same obligation as their husbands to be "patriots", and ends in the present, when men and women still have different obligations to serve in the armed forces. She also sets her historical imagination to work on the vastly different issues of men's and women's obligations to refrain from vagrancy, to pay taxes, and to serve on juries
  • By turning upside down the traditional paradigm of women's history as one of rights, Kerber shows us that there is no "right" to be excused from the obligations of citizenship. Hers is an invaluable new way of understanding the history of women in America -- and American history more generally
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerber, Linda K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
K47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and democracy
  • Women
  • Citizenship
  • Political obligation
  • Civics
Label
No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship, Linda K. Kerber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39013749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxiv, 405 pages
Isbn
9780809073832
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98021393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship, Linda K. Kerber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39013749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxiv, 405 pages
Isbn
9780809073832
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98021393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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