The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History

Cover for The Oxford Handbook of American Womens and Gender History

 Marcia M. Gallo, UNLV Associate Professor and SOHA Co-President wrote “Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights” in The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender HistoryIt was edited by Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson, UC Davis History Professors.

Oxford Handbooks

  • Engages with transnational and multiracial perspectives across six centuries of American history
  • Includes political, cultural, and social history perspectives
  • Treats women’s and gender history as an integrated field
  • Brings together multiple generations of leading scholars

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Introduction: Women, Gender, and American History
Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson

Part I. EMPIRE, BOUNDARY CROSSING, AND THE BORDERS OF BELONGING

1. Gender Frontiers and Early Encounters
Kathleen M. Brown

2. Manhood and the US Republican Empire
Toby L. Ditz

3. Women and Conquest in the American West
Deena J. González

4. Women, Gender, Migration, and Modern US Imperialism
Lorena Oropeza

Part II. WORKERS, FAMILIES, AND HOUSEHOLDS

5. Women, Unfree Labor, and Slavery in the Atlantic World
Marisa J. Fuentes

6. Women, Power, and Families in Early Modern North America
Sarah M. S. Pearsall

7. Women and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
Daina Ramey Berry and Nakia D. Parker

8. Women’s Labors in Industrial and Post-Industrial America
Eileen Boris and Lara Vapnek

Part III. SEXUALITIES, IDENTITIES, AND THE BODY

9. Public and Print Cultures of Sex in the Long Nineteenth Century
Patricia Cline Cohen

10. Interracial Sex, Marriage, and the Nation
Mary Ting Yi Lui

11. Reproduction, Birth Control, and Motherhood in the United States
Rickie Solinger

12. Sexual Coercion in America
Sharon Block

13. Gender, the Body, and Disability
Rebecca Kluchin

14. Transgender Representations, Identities, and Communities
Jen Manion

Part IV. CULTURE, COMMMERICE, AND RELIGION

15. Women, Trade, and the Roots of Consumer Societies
Serena R. Zabin

16. Gender and Consumption in the Modern United States
Tracey Deutsch

17. Women at Play in Popular Culture
M. Alison Kibler

18. Women, Gender, and Religion in the United States
Ann Braude

Part V. ACTIVISM

19. Religion, Reform, and Anti-Slavery
Margaret Washington

20. Women’s Rights, Suffrage, and Citizenship, 1789-1920
Ellen Carol DuBois

21. Women, Gender, Race, and the Welfare State
Rhonda Y. Williams

22. US Feminisms and Their Global Connections
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

23. Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights
Marcia M. Gallo

24. Women, Gender, and Conservatism in Twentieth-Century America
Michelle Nickerson

Part VI. WAR AND TRANSFORMATION

25. Women, War, and Revolution
Kate Haulman

26. Women, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
Hannah Rosen

27. Women and World War in Comparative Perspective
Meghan K. Winchell

28. Gender, Civil Rights, and the US Global Cold War
Dayo F. Gore

Index


Biography

Headshot of Marcia GalloMarcia M. Gallo received her Ph.D. with distinction from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2004. She published her first book, the prizewinning Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movements, in 2006 (Carroll & Graf); it was reissued in 2007 (Seal Press).

In 2015, Gallo published “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy(Cornell University Press), which examines the story of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, whose rape and murder in Queens, New York in 1964 became an international symbol of urban decay. Described as “incisive,” it explores the construction and promotion of an infamous true crime story within the context of the social movements of the times. “No One Helped” won both the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction and the 2015 Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; it also was a finalist for the 2015 USA Best Book Awards (USA Book News) for Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction.

Gallo also has contributed essays and book chapters exploring post-World War II feminism, progressive queer politics, and oral history methodology to journals as well as edited collections.

As Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Gallo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on race, gender and sexuality as well as, oral history and public history. She serves as President of the Southwest Oral History Association for 2015-17.

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