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Author Traister, Rebecca, author.

Title All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation / Rebecca Traister.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
2016

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.8153 T682a 2016    ---  Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339).
Contents Watch out for that woman: The political and social power of an unmarried nation -- Single women have often made history: Unmarried in America -- The sex of the cities: Urban life and female independence -- Dangerous as Lucifer matches: The friendships of women -- My solitude, my self: Single women on their own -- For richer: Work, money, and independence -- For poorer: Single women and sexism, racism, and poverty -- Sex and the single girls: Virginity to promiscuity and beyond -- Horse and carriage: Marrying, and not marrying, in the time of singlehood -- Then comes what? And when?: Independence and parenthood -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Where are they now?
Summary In 2010, journalist Rebecca Traister started a book that she thought would be about the twenty-first-century phenomenon of the American single woman. Over the course of her research, Traister made a startling discovery: historically, when women have had options beyond early heterosexual marriage, their resulting independence has provoked massive social change. Unmarried women were crucial to the abolition, suffrage, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." Traister sets out to examine how this generation of independent women is changing the world.
Subject Single women -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Feminism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.
Race relations.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Single women. (OCoLC)fst01119452
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Single women -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Feminism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781476716565 (hbk.)
1476716560 (hbk.)
9781476716572 (pbk.)
1476716579 (pbk.)
9781476716589 (ebk)
9781501160691
1501160699
1476716587
Standard No. 40025834201

 
    
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