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By Nancy A. Hewitt

This choice of twenty-four unique essays through prime students in American women's heritage highlights the latest vital scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this renowned and modern field.

• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's heritage, together with the colonial relations, marriage, well-being, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, buyer tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
• contains increased bibliography of titles to lead extra study.

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Enslaved persons embarked from points all along the Western African coast and Southeastern Afi-ica: There are seven general regions from which slaves were imported. The fist, Senegambia, encompassesthat stretch of coast extending from the Senegal River to the Casamance, to which captives from as far away as the upper and middle Niger valleys were transported. The second, Sierra Leone, includes the territory from the Casamanceto Assini, or what is now Guinea-Bissau,Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast.

The scholarly recognition of interethnic relationships among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans has fkther highhghted women’s central role in shaping early American communities. The impact of colonial contact and conquest upon various racial and ethnic groups in the Americas has been on the historical agenda for a long time. However, the interpretations that emerged in the 1970s with the ascent of the “new cultural history” tended to emphasize stark delineations and overt conflict between groups.

3-28. Rodney, Walter (1970) A History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800. London: Oxford University Press. Schoenmaeckers, R, Shah, I. , Lesthaeghe, R, and Tambashe, 0. (1981) “The Childspacing Tradition and the Post-partum Taboo in Tropical Africa,” in Hilary Page and Ron 34 JENNIFER L. ), Child-spacing in Tropical Afica: Traditions and Change. New York Academic Press, pp. 25-72. Thornton, John (1988) “On the Trail of Voodoo: African Christianity in Africa and the Americas,” l%e Americas 44, pp.

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