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Women and Religion in Colonial North America and the United States  

Catherine A. Brekus

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May 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
Historically, women in colonial North America and the United States have been deeply influenced by their religious traditions. Even though world religions like Judaism, Christianity, ... More

Women, Gender, and World War II  

Melissa A. McEuen

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Jun 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
The Second World War changed the United States for women, and women in turn transformed their nation. Over three hundred fifty thousand women volunteered for military service, while twenty ... More

Women in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements  

Christina Greene

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Nov 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are the names that come to mind for most Americans if asked about the civil rights or Black Power movements. Others may point to Presidents John F. ... More

Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationality in the U.S. Occupation of Okinawa  

Mire Koikari

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Aug 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
After World War II, Okinawa was placed under U.S. military rule and administratively separated from mainland Japan. This occupation lasted from 1945 to 1972, and in these decades Okinawa ... More

Women, Race, and the Law in Early America  

Terri L. Snyder

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Sep 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
Everywhere across European and Indigenous settlements in 17th- and 18th-century North America and the Caribbean, the law or legal practices shaped women’s status and conditioned their ... More

Women’s Rights, Abolitionism, and Reform in Antebellum and Gilded Age America  

Faye E. Dudden

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Apr 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
The U.S. women’s rights movement first emerged in the 1830s, when the ideological impact of the Revolution and the Second Great Awakening combined with a rising middle class and increasing ... More

Zoning in 20th-Century American Cities  

Christopher Silver

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May 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
Zoning is a legal tool employed by local governments to regulate land development. It determines the use, intensity, and form of development in localities through enforcement of the zoning ... More

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