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The women's history of the modern world : how radicals, rebels, and everywomen revolutionized the last 200 years  Cover Image Book Book

The women's history of the modern world : how radicals, rebels, and everywomen revolutionized the last 200 years

Miles, Rosalind (author.).


Summary: "Now is the time for a new women's history--for the famous, infamous, and unsung women to get their due--from the Enlightenment to the #MeToo movement. Recording the important milestones in the birth of the modern feminist movement and the rise of women into greater social, economic, and political power, Miles takes us through a colorful pageant of astonishing women, from heads of state like Empress Cixi, Eugenia Charles, Indira Gandhi, Jacinda Ardern, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to political rainmakers Kate Sheppard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna Stout, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm, Winnie Mandela, STEM powerhouses Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Sophia Kovalevskaya, Marie Curie, and Ada Lovelace, revolutionaries Olympe de Gouges, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Patyegarang, and writer/intellectuals Mary Wollstonecraft, Simon de Beauvoir, Elaine Morgan, and Germaine Greer. Women in the arts, women in sports, women in business, women in religion, women in politics--this is a one-stop roundup of the tremendous progress women have made in the modern era. A testimony to how women have persisted--and excelled--this is a smart and stylish popular history for all readers."

Item details

  • ISBN: 0062444034
  • ISBN: 9780062444035
  • Physical Description: xi, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Originally published as Rebel women in the United Kingdom in 2020 by Virago." -- verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-389) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Turning the wheel. Rights-- for women? ; New worlds and old ways ; All change -- One-way pendulum. Women who dared ; Pearls beyond price ; Footprints of blood -- Some like it cold. Iron curtains and ideal homes ; Is this all? ; Room at the top -- The longest march. Mass hysteria ; Our bodies, our selves ; The least revolution -- The women's manifesto for equality.
Subject: Women Social conditions 20th century
Women Social conditions 19th century
Women History 20th century
Women History 19th century
Women revolutionaries History 20th century
Women revolutionaries History 19th century
Genre: Biographies.

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