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Anderson, Karen 1947-

Works: 12 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 6,277 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Karen Anderson
Most widely held works by Karen Anderson
Changing woman : a history of racial ethnic women in modern America by Karen Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While great strides have been made in documenting discrimination against women in America, our awareness of discrimination is due in large part to the efforts of a feminist movement dominated by middle-class white women, and is skewed to their experiences. Yet discrimination against racial ethnic women is in fact dramatically different--more complex and more widespread--and without a window into the lives of racial ethnic women our understanding of the full extent of discrimination against all women in America will be woefully inadequate. Now, in this illuminating volume, Karen Anderson offers the first book to examine the lives of women in the three main ethnic groups in the United States--Native American, Mexican American, and African American women--revealing the many ways in which these groups have suffered oppression, and the profound effects it has had on their lives. Here is a thought-provoking examination of the history of racial ethnic women, one which provides not only insight into their lives, but also a broader perception of the history, politics, and culture of the United States. For instance, Anderson examines the clash between Native American tribes and the U.S. government (particularly in the plains and in the West) and shows how the forced acculturation of Indian women caused the abandonment of traditional cultural values and roles (in many tribes, women held positions of power which they had to relinquish), subordination to and economic dependence on their husbands, and the loss of meaningful authority over their children. Ultimately, Indian women were forced into the labor market, the extended family was destroyed, and tribes were dispersed from the reservation and into the mainstream--all of which dramatically altered the woman's place in white society and within their own tribes. The book examines Mexican-American women, revealing that since U.S. job recruiters in Mexico have historically focused mostly on low-wage male workers, Mexicans have constituted a disproportionate number of the illegals entering the states, placing them in a highly vulnerable position. And even though Mexican-American women have in many instances achieved a measure of economic success, in their families they are still subject to constraints on their social and political autonomy at the hands of their husbands. And finally, Anderson cites a wealth of evidence to demonstrate that, in the years since World War II, African-American women have experienced dramatic changes in their social positions and political roles, and that the migration to large urban areas in the North simply heightened the conflict between homemaker and breadwinner already thrust upon them. Changing Womanprovides the first history of women within each racial ethnic group, tracing the meager progress they have made right up to the present. Indeed, Anderson concludes that while white middle-class women have made strides toward liberation from male domination, women of color have not yet found, in feminism, any political remedy to their problems
Wartime women : sex roles, family relations, and the status of women during World War II by Karen Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School by Karen Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called up the National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School, preventing black students from going in. On September 25, 1957, nine black students, escorted by federal troops, gained entrance. With grace and depth, Little Rock provides fresh perspectives on the individuals, especially the activists and policymakers, involved in these dramatic events. Looking at a wide variety of evidence and sources, Karen Anderson examines American racial politics in relation to changes in youth culture, sexuality, gender relations, and economics, and she locates the conflicts of Little Rock within the larger political and historical context. Anderson considers how white groups at the time, including middle class women and the working class, shaped American race and class relations. She documents white women's political mobilizations and, exploring political resentments, sexual fears, and religious affiliations, illuminates the reasons behind segregationists' missteps and blunders. Anderson explains how the business elite in Little Rock retained power in the face of opposition, and identifies the moral failures of business leaders and moderates who sought the appearance of federal compliance rather than actual racial justice, leaving behind a legacy of white flight, poor urban schools, and institutional racism
Structured experiences for integration of handicapped children by Karen Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching gender in U.S. history by Karen Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present tense : the United States since 1945 by Michael Schaller( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States since 1945. It presents a balanced treatment of domestic politics, foreign policy and social and cultural history. Themes include the relationship between foreign and domestic policy and the origins and impact of the Cold War. Ancillary package available on adoption
Chain her by one foot : the subjugation of women in seventeenth-century New France by Karen L Anderson( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of World War II in the Puget Sound area on the status of women and the family by Karen Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished commitment : the remaining challenges of special adoptions by Karen Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adequacy of auditory management of hearing-impaired students in a Minnesota special education cooperative by Karen Anderson( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How did black women in the NAACP promote the Dyer Anti-lynching Bill, 1918-1923? by Angelica Mungarro( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Changing woman : a history of racial ethnic women in modern America
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Wartime women : sex roles, family relations, and the status of women during World War IILittle Rock : race and resistance at Central High SchoolTeaching gender in U.S. historyPresent tense : the United States since 1945Chain her by one foot : the subjugation of women in seventeenth-century New France