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

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Citadel Press, 1999 - 368 pages
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What great events have shaped women's lives in the twentieth century and enabled them to step with confidence and optimism into the next millennium? A Century of Women: The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-Century Women's History is a thoughtful and provocative look back at the most significant events in the history of women over the past one hundred years. Decade by decade the author profiles the critical advances in labor, social and political reform, and the cultural movements that have so profoundly affected women. Each event and its influence is discussed in detail, and the historical context is explored. Here is a sampling:

1900-1909 Kansas prohibitionist Carry Nation began hatcheting saloons.

1910-1919 The first birth-control clinic opened in Brooklyn, New York -- and was shut down by police ten days later.

1920-1929 The nineteenth amendment gained women the right to vote. The first Miss America, Margaret Gorman, was crowned.

1930-1939 Margaret Mitchell published Gone With the Wind.

1940-1949 World War II sent women into the work force on the home front.

1950-1959 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harries debuted; the first TV sitcom to show women as happy homemakers.

1960-1969 The birth control pill was approved by the FDA. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan was published.

1970-1979 Title IX prohibited discrimination on the basis of gender in federally funded programs. Abortion was legalized.

1980-1989 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment was discrimination and a violation of federal law.

1990-1999 The Citadel and VMI opened their doors to women for the first time.

Essential reading for students and others interested in women's history,this book provides positive affirmation that the twentieth century has truly been a century of women.

 

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Table des matières

Prohibitionist Carry Nation Hatchets Saloons
3
The Electric Washing Machine Is Invented
13
The National Womens Trade Union League Is Formed
23
Mary McLeod Bethune Founds the Daytona Normal
29
The Mann Act Outlaws Interstate Transportation
35
Juliette Gordon Low Founds the Girl Scouts of the USA
55
New York Socialite Mary Phelps Jacobs Patents
59
The First Birth Control Clinic Opens in Brooklyn
76
Simone de Beauvoirs The Second Sex Is Published in English
210
19551956 Twin Sisters Esther Pauline and Pauline Esther Friedman Become Ann Landers and Dear Abby
215
The La Leche League Is Founded
220
Barbie Makes Her Debut
223
19601969
229
The FDA Approves the Birth Control Pill
231
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan Is Published
236
The Presidents Commission on the Status of Women Issues Its American Women Report
240

The League of Women Voters Is Founded
92
Betty Crocker Advertisings Symbol of Domesticity
106
Women Track and Field Athletes Are Included Under
119
Sex Hormones Are Discovered
130
19301939
139
Amelia Earhart Flies Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean
146
Margaret Mitchells Gone With the Wind Is Published
157
19401949
167
19411945 World War II
169
Seventeen a Magazine for Teenage Girls Is First Published
174
The First Baby Boomers Are Born
179
French Fashion Designer Louis Réard Invents the Bikini
185
The Lost Sex a Postwar Treatise on the Status of Women Is Published
189
19501959
195
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Premiers
197
The Second Half of the Kinsey Report Sexual Behavior in the Human Female Is Published
202
The First Playboy Magazine Hits Newsstands
206
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibits Sex Discrimination in Employment
245
The National Organization for Women Is Founded
250
Shirley Chisholm Becomes the First AfricanAmerican Woman Member of Congress
254
19701979
259
The First Womens Studies Program Is Established by San Diego State College
261
Gloria Steinem Founds Ms Magazine
265
Congress Passes the Equal Rights Amendment
270
Abortion Is Legalized
283
The First Women Are Admitted to U S Military Academies
290
Sally Ride Becomes the First U S Woman Astronaut
297
The Supreme Court Rules Against Sexual Harassment
305
19901999
313
All Branches of the Military Are Ordered to Examine
323
Ellen DeGeneress Sitcom Character Comes Out
331
Appendix
337
Bibliography
355
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