America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines

April 24, 2007|
America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins
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Rich in detail, filled with fascinating characters, and panoramic in its sweep, this magnificent, comprehensive work tells for the first time the complete story of the American woman from the Pilgrims to the 21st-century

In this sweeping cultural history, Gail Collins explores the transformations, victories, and tragedies of women in America over the past 300 years. As she traces the role of females from their arrival on the Mayflower through the 19th century to the feminist movement of the 1970s and today, she demonstrates a boomerang pattern of participation and retreat.

In some periods, women were expected to work in the fields and behind the barricades-to colonize the nation, pioneer the West, and run the defense industries of World War II. In the decades between, economic forces and cultural attitudes shunted them back into the home, confining them to the role of moral beacon and domestic goddess. Told chronologically through the compelling true stories of individuals whose lives, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman''s experience, Untitled is a landmark work and major contribution for us all.

Gail Collins, a columnist for the New York Times, was the the first woman ever to serve as editorial page editor for the paper. Previously, she was a member of the Times editorial board, and a columnist for the New York Daily News and New York Newsday.
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Title:America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.97 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.97 in
Published:April 24, 2007
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061227226

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