A Century of Women: The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-Century Women's History (Google eBook)

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Citadel Press, 2003 - Social Science - 368 pages
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Now in paperback--the bestselling chronicle of the events that shaped womanhood and revolutionized society in the twentieth century A Century of Women chronicles those events that have revolutionized womanhood and, hence, society as a whole in the past one hundred years. Rights and privileges perceived as inalienable today, like the right to vote, sexual freedom, job opportunity, and security provided by laws that prohibit discrimination and sexual harassment, would never have been possible without the effort of women whose saga of determination is told in this book Highlighted here are the lives and works of such groundbreaking women as Amelia Earheart, Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman in Congress, Gloria Steinem, co-founder and publisher of Ms. Magazine; and Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut. The struggles of these women and others like them to remove gender obstacles and transform ideals fueled the continual quest for rights and freedom around the world in the twenty-first century. A Century of Women also celebrates events that forever changed history, such as the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote; the founding of the National Council of Negro Women in 1935; the inception of the National Organization for Women in 1966; and the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. A thoughtful and provocative retrospective of twentieth-century events that have shaped women's culture and history, A Century of Women is an essential volume not just for students, but for anyone interested in women's history.
  

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Contents

Prohibitionist Carry Nation Hatchets Saloons
3
The Electric Washing Machine Is Invented
13
The National Womens Trade Union League Is Formed
23
Mary McLeod Bethune Founds the Daytona Normal
29
The Mann Act Outlaws Interstate Transportation
35
Juliette Gordon Low Founds the Girl Scouts of the USA
55
New York Socialite Mary Phelps Jacobs Patents
59
The First Birth Control Clinic Opens in Brooklyn
76
Simone de Beauvoirs The Second Sex Is Published in English
210
19551956 Twin Sisters Esther Pauline and Pauline Esther Friedman Become Ann Landers and Dear Abby
215
The La Leche League Is Founded
220
Barbie Makes Her Debut
223
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The FDA Approves the Birth Control Pill
231
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan Is Published
236
The Presidents Commission on the Status of Women Issues Its American Women Report
240

The League of Women Voters Is Founded
92
Betty Crocker Advertisings Symbol of Domesticity
106
Women Track and Field Athletes Are Included Under
119
Sex Hormones Are Discovered
130
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Amelia Earhart Flies Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean
146
Margaret Mitchells Gone With the Wind Is Published
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19411945 World War II
169
Seventeen a Magazine for Teenage Girls Is First Published
174
The First Baby Boomers Are Born
179
French Fashion Designer Louis Reard Invents the Bikini
185
The Lost Sex a Postwar Treatise on the Status of Women Is Published
189
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The Adventures ofOzzie and Harriet Premiers
197
The Second Half of the Kinsey Report Sexual Behavior in the Human Female Is Published
202
The First Playboy Magazine Hits Newsstands
206
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibits Sex Discrimination in Employment
245
The National Organization for Women Is Founded
250
Shirley Chisholm Becomes the First AfricanAmerican Woman Member of Congress
254
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The First Womens Studies Program Is Established by San Diego State College
261
Gloria Steinem Founds Ms Magazine
265
Congress Passes the Equal Rights Amendment
270
Abortion Is Legalized
283
The First Women Are Admitted to U S Military Academies
290
Sally Ride Becomes the First U S Woman Astronaut
297
The Supreme Court Rules Against Sexual Harassment
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All Branches of the Military Are Ordered to Examine
323
Ellen DeGeneress Sitcom Character Comes Out
331
Appendix
337
Bibliography
355
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