Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book review: America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

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An interesting look back at the role of women in the history of the U.S., and the circumstances that changed those roles.

Although the narrator's voice is a bit dry, it's a fascinating journey. It's amazing how little we know, especially of those early women who weren't taught or encouraged to read and write, whose stories weren't considered noteworthy.

2 comments:

  1. THE GAL HERSELF HERE. This looks so interesting! Since I've been Williamsburg and Lincoln's Springfield so many times, it's occurring to me that women were more comfortable with their own power in Colonial times than during the Civil War. At the dawn of the 19th century, the most powerful woman in government was a throwback, Dolley Madison. I wonder what happened and why. So I think this book would appeal to the geek in me. Thanks for the heads up. (And btw, I am so glad you mentioned Manuel on my Thursday 13 post. He shouldn't be forgotten, just because he's from Barcelona!)

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