Modern American Women

Modern American Women : A Documentary History

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This anthology documents the diversity of 20th Century American women's lives. Seventy-five documents are introduced on the significance of the piece, and extensive background material which covers the major themes. This book should be of interest to degree courses of history and women's studies.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 0534110185
  • 9780534110185

Table of contents

Part One: Modern women in the making, 1890-1920. Visions of the new woman. Expanding horizons for educated women. Women at work. Feminists, anarchists, and other rebel girls. The final push for suffrage. Part Two: Individual choices, collective progress, 1920-1963. New dilemmas for the modern woman. Women face the depression. Rosie the riveter and other wartime women. The fifties: the way we were? Part Three: The personal becomes political, 1963 to the present. The rebirth of feminism. Women working for social change. New issues of sex and sexuality. Conflicting visions from the 1970s and 1980s.
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