HISU 341 Women and Gender in U.S. History: 1830 to the Present

This course is a survey of women and gender in the United States from 1830 through the present. The class will examine the political and social history of women and girls, as well as the role played by ideologies of genderboth masculinity and femininityin shaping historical events. Topics will include the transformation of womens identities over time; slavery and the family; the winning of the vote; intersections between gender and race; the rebirth of feminism; sexuality and popular culture; and the post-feminist decades.