A Century Of Women: The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-Century Women's History

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Chronicles the key events, movements, and personalities that shaped the twentieth century while profiling the many women who played a role in changing the course of history on a variety of social, cultural, and political levels. 25,000 first printing.

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Organized on a decade-by-decade basis, this book claims to focus on "influential events that have shaped the destiny of women during each decade of the 20th century." A fascinating array of events has been selected, running the gamut from the founding of organizations like the League of Women Voters and the Girl Scouts, to the emergence of icons like Barbie, Betty Crocker, and Ann Landers, to the patenting of the brassiere. Each event is accompanied by a brief essay explaining and analyzing the topic under review. No area of American life is ignored?there are articles on fashion, medicine, literature, television, the magazine industry, and politics. A detailed appendix notes famous female "firsts." Despite the intrinsic appeal of the subject, though, scholars will find much to question. Idiosyncratic omissions like Geraldine Ferraro's selection as the 1984 Democratic vice presidential nominee, the difficulty of summarizing the impact of both world wars on women, and the absence of an index all weaken this volume's utility as a serious reference tool. For popular collections only.?Marie Marmo Mullaney, Caldwell Coll., NJ
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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