America's Women by Gail Collins - PDF and EPUB eBook

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From the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants...

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Details of America's Women

Exact title of the book
America's Women
Book author
Gail Collins
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
592 pages
Language
English
Published
September 14th 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers
File size (in PDF)
2368 kB
America's Women

Some brief overview of book

From the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs, America's Women tells the story of how women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, this book describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Gail Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot too.