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The Modern Feminist Movement : Sisters Under the Skin, 1961-1979

By: Gorman, Jacqueline Laks.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.A Cultural History of Women in America: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2011Description: 1 online resource (64 p.).ISBN: 9781438137117.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Juvenile literature | Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Modern Feminist Movement : Sisters Under the Skin, 1961-1979DDC classification: 305.42097309046 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; 1: An Unequal World; 2: Modern Feminism Begins; 3: Daily Life; 4: Politics and Law; 5: The World of Work; 6: Health and Sexuality; 7: Arts and Culture; 8: The Period in Brief; Timeline; Glossary and Further Information; Index
Summary: The two decades from 1961 to 1979 were a time of protest and conviction. As more women joined the workforce in greater numbers, they began to strive for equal rights with men in all aspects of society, from equal pay to equal opportunities. The Modern Feminist Movement traces the growth of the Women''s Liberation Movement and women''s role during other political events of the 1960s and 1970s, from the Vietnam War protest movement to the civil rights movement.
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Cover; 1: An Unequal World; 2: Modern Feminism Begins; 3: Daily Life; 4: Politics and Law; 5: The World of Work; 6: Health and Sexuality; 7: Arts and Culture; 8: The Period in Brief; Timeline; Glossary and Further Information; Index

The two decades from 1961 to 1979 were a time of protest and conviction. As more women joined the workforce in greater numbers, they began to strive for equal rights with men in all aspects of society, from equal pay to equal opportunities. The Modern Feminist Movement traces the growth of the Women''s Liberation Movement and women''s role during other political events of the 1960s and 1970s, from the Vietnam War protest movement to the civil rights movement.

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Gr 5 Up-Eye-catching layouts with good use of color, photographs, and informative sidebars, many of which use primary-source quotations, are the highlights of these appealing volumes. Each one consists of a brief introduction and eight topical chapters. After a succinct overview of contemporary events, the chapters describe women's lives at home, at work, in education, in politics, in the arts, and their role in the general culture. Women of color are included, often in a separate chapter. Women at War explores the changing role of women during the Progressive Era, the impact of World War I on their lives, and the struggle for voting rights. The Great Depression surveys an era after women won the right to vote and when the nation's economic crash placed new hardships on families. New opportunities for women were a part of the New Deal and World War II and together changed American culture-these topics are explored in the volume covering the years 1938-1960. The Modern Feminist Movement delves into the years of protest and quest for equal rights. The final volume, Women of Today, highlights women's achievements, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and presidential candidates. These volumes are rapid reads and introduce a wide range of political, economic, social, and cultural history. Readers are sure to linger over the excellent selection of photographs. Worthy additions for all history collections.-Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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