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Women of Today : Contemporary Issues and Conflicts, 1980-Present

By: Stearman, Kaye.
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: 9781438137100.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature | Women -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature | Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women of Today : Contemporary Issues and Conflicts, 1980-PresentDDC classification: 305.4097309045 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; 1: The Modern Era; 2: Family and Society; 3: Education and Achievement; 4: Work; 5: Law and Politics; 6: Women in the Wider World; 7: The Arts and Culture; 8: The Period in Brief; Timeline; Glossary and Further Information; Index
Summary: Building on the progress of those who have come before, women in the last two decades of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century have seen the first female justices of the Supreme Court, the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the first female in serious contention for a presidential nomination. Women of Today explores the role of the modern woman and her depiction in popular culture, and how women''s roles vary across cultural boundaries.
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Cover; Contents; 1: The Modern Era; 2: Family and Society; 3: Education and Achievement; 4: Work; 5: Law and Politics; 6: Women in the Wider World; 7: The Arts and Culture; 8: The Period in Brief; Timeline; Glossary and Further Information; Index

Building on the progress of those who have come before, women in the last two decades of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century have seen the first female justices of the Supreme Court, the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the first female in serious contention for a presidential nomination. Women of Today explores the role of the modern woman and her depiction in popular culture, and how women''s roles vary across cultural boundaries.

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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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