A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States

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Viking, 1997 - Social Science - 752 pages
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World War politics, universal suffrage, huge global migrations. Maternal welfare, the sexual revolution, the transformation of working women?s lives. In A Century of Women renowned social and feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham charts, decade by decade, a century of changes and interchanges in the lives of women and the ways they themselves have determined the course of history. From the nameless women who marched for the vote, stood on picket lines, and refused to ride segregated buses, to the politicians, poets, and film stars whose faces are legendary, their stories are told in rich detail.Entertaining essays, interspersed throughout, discuss body and image, popular fiction, prostitution, lesbian culture, the automobile, the kitchen, Barbie dolls, and more; a final section gathers biographies of four hundred notable women. And threaded through this engrossing book are the submerged but significant experiences of every woman?from births to betrayals, from ecstasy to laundry day.

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An almanac of the events and personalities that have driven the changes in women's lives from 1900 to the present. Rowbotham, a sociology research fellow at the University of Manchester in England ... Read full review

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Rowbotham (sociology, Manchester Univ.) considers the history of 20th-century women in the United Kingdom and the United States, looking at both countries to satisfy her own curiosity and to ... Read full review


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