This course is a multicultural survey of women’s roles, experiences and contributions to American society and culture from 1600 to the present. Topics included will be colonial women and domestic work; witchcraft persecutions; women as masters and slaves; women reformers; the suffrage and woman’s rights movement; women and war; women’s physical and mental health; women and political power; immigrant women; women as Other – lesbians and gender rebels; women in the Civil Rights and peace movements; women and political power; contemporary feminism.