Divided Lives American Women in the Twentieth Century

Rosalind Rosenberg

Hill and Wang

0809016311

9780809016310

Trade Paperback

352 Pages

$22.00

CAD25.00

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American women have made great strides in the last century to win personal autonomy, sexual freedom, economic independence, and legal rights. Yet the vast majority of them still assume the domestic burdens that leave men free to play their traditional public roles. Examining women's lives in the larger context of U.S. social and political history, Rosenberg shows how American traditions of federalism, racial and ethnic diversity, geographic mobility, and relative abundance have both aided and hindered women's strides toward equality. This informed analysis of the leaders, goals, and setbacks of the women's movement is a landmark study.

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Rosalind Rosenberg is a professor of history at Barnard College and the author of Beyond Separate Spheres: Intellectual Roots of Modern Feminism and Changing the Subject: How the Women of Columbia Shaped the Way We Think About Sex and Politics.
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  • Rosalind Rosenberg

  • Rosalind Rosenberg, professor of history at Barnard College, is the author of Beyond Separate Spheres: Intellectual Roots of Modern Feminism.
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