TIMETABLES OF WOMENS HISTORY: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in Womens History Karen Greenspan

ISBN: 9780684815794

Published: March 5th 1996

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464 pages


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TIMETABLES OF  WOMENS HISTORY: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in Womens History  by  Karen Greenspan

TIMETABLES OF WOMENS HISTORY: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in Womens History by Karen Greenspan
March 5th 1996 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 464 pages | ISBN: 9780684815794 | 8.73 Mb

Until recent times, the history of women has been relegated to a secondary status, the accomplishment of women either ignored or simply unknown. Now in The Timetables of Womens History, Karen Greenspan gathers the most important events and people inMoreUntil recent times, the history of women has been relegated to a secondary status, the accomplishment of women either ignored or simply unknown.

Now in The Timetables of Womens History, Karen Greenspan gathers the most important events and people in Womens History into one lively, accessible volume that celebrates the achievements of women through the ages. Thousands of chronological entries are organized into categories such as Statecraft/Military, Education, Humanities/Fine Arts, Performing Arts/Entertainment/Sports, and General Context.

There is a separate category for Daily Life/Customs/Practices, which notes changes and trends in the domestic sphere - from the appearance of the bustle in the 1860s to the opening of the first birth control clinic in the United States in 1917 to the decision by The New York Times to adopt the term Ms. in 1986. The Timetables of Womens History highlights the accomplishments of women not only in the United States, but throughout the world, noting, for example, that female physicians were granted legal permission to practice in England in 1877, that the first known ruler of Japan was a woman, and that Frenchwomen were given the right to vote in 1944 (the women of mainland China gained the vote in 1974).

Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and line drawings, this volume also includes a series of essays covering a variety of related topics such as twentieth-century women of science, modern women warriors, and great female blues singers. Biographical sketches note the wide range of achievements of women from Sappho to Sylvia Plath, from Queen Victoria to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and from the Swedish Nightingale Jenny Lind to Janis Joplin. Comprehensive in its scope and sure to be of interest to everyone from scholars to students to browsers, The Timetables of Womens History is a valuable and delighful reference source.



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