Arnita Jones

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Publication Date

Winter 1977


Since the late 1960s an interlocking network of new national, regional and local organizations has furthered the interests of women historians . From the beginning, however, the developing field of women's history has also been a primary concern. The enthusiasm of women historians for women's history has its parallel within other academic disciplines, but the current redefinition of historical inquiry to include such new areas as psycho-history, family history and the history of childhood has provided an unusual opportunity. Perhaps for this reason, perhaps out of frustration about the issue of employment, the history of women has become the major focus of attention for most of the women's organizations in the historical profession.



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