1st Edition

Educational Equity

Edited By Karen Maschke Copyright 1997

    Multidisciplinary focus
    Surveying many disciplines, this anthology brings together an outstanding selection of scholarly articles that examine the profound impact of law on the lives of women in the United States. The themes addressed include the historical, political, and social contexts of legal issues that have affected women's struggles to obtain equal treatment under the law. The articles are drawn from journals in law, political science, history, women's studies, philosophy, and education and represent some of the most interesting writing on the subject.

    The law in theory and practice
    Many of the articles bring race, social, and economic factors into their analyses, observing, for example, that black women, poor women, and single mothers are treated by the wielders of the power of the law differently than middle class white women. Other topics covered include the evolution of women's legal status, reproduction rights, sexuality and family issues, equal employment and educational opportunities, domestic violence, pornography and sexual exploitation, hate speech, and feminist legal thought. A valuable research and classroom aid, this series provides in-depth coverage of specific legal issues and takes into account the major legal changes and policies that have had an impact on the lives of American women.

    Series Introduction, Volume Introduction, An Interview on Title IX with Shirley Chisholm, Holly Knox, Leslie R. Wolfe, Cynthia G. Brown, and Mary Kaaren Jolly, The Ladies Want to Bring About Reform in the Public Schools: Public Education and Women's Rights in the Post-Civil War South, Sex Discrimination in Athletics: A Review of Two Decades of Accomplishments and Defeats, The Trouble with Coeducation: Mann and Women at Antioch, 1853-1860, The Fear of Feminization: Los Angeles High Schools in the Progressive Era, Beyond Title IX: Toward an Agenda for Women and Sports in the 1990s, Emma Willard's Idea Put to the Test: The Consequences of State Support of Female Education in New York, 1819-67, The LSAT: Narratives and Bias, United States v. Virginia: The Case of Coeducation at Virginia Military Institute, Where Coeds Were Coeducated: Normal Schools in Wisconsin, 1870-1920, Acknowledgments


    about the editor
    Karen J. Maschke
    holds a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. Her area of specialization in public law, with a concentration on women and the law. She is the author of Litigation, Courts, and Women Workers (Praeger, 1989) and has published articles concerning women's legal rights. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the national Endowment for the Humanities.