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The Story of the Women's Movement

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A book by Maureen Ash

Grade 3-6-- These books give a broad treatment of historical events and are illustrated with numerous photographs, reproductions, and drawings. However, although interesting, the length dictated by the series does not allow for sufficient coverage. The … see full wiki

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Author: Maureen Ash
Publisher: Childrens Pr
1 review about The Story of the Women's Movement

A valuable history of the struggle for women's rights

  • Jul 21, 2008
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While this book is a valuable history of the movement to grant women equal rights, some of the last passages are outdated. Women have served in combat in the second Iraq war and the number of women in Congress and in governorships is dramatically higher than what is stated in this book. Nevertheless, it is still a valuable history of how bad things were for women a short time ago.
Many conservatives ridicule the sixties as a time of self-indulgence and absurdity. Yet it was the sixties when the women's movement really became a force that helped "liberate" women from what were virtual shackles. It is easily forgotten that in the 1960's most graduate programs at major universities did not accept women candidates and women were routinely terminated if they got pregnant. Maternity leave was not an automatic part of health insurance packages.
Therefore, this is a book that all young women and men should read. It explains the history of the United States and how the laws have changed to allow women to be equal participants in the social, economic and political areas of American society.

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