This volume of primary documents attempts to provide a survey of the ways in which the foundational political principle of equality between persons has been discussed and debated in relation to women over the course of American history. The documents illuminate the ways in which women acted out of an assumed equality with men despite often being denied legally equal status.
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This collection of documents presents American history from 1493 to 1865 as a series of fifteen topics.
This collection of documents presents American history from 1865-2009 as a series of fourteen debates over a particular issue critical to understanding the corresponding period in American history.