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Title:
Women at war : the progressive era, World War I and women's suffrage, 1900-1920
ISBN:
9781604139327
Publication Information:
New York : Chelsea House, c2011.
Physical Description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) : 28 cm.
Contents:
An era of change -- Family and society -- Women at work -- Women at war -- Winning the vote -- Achievements -- Minority groups -- The period in brief.
Summary:
Describes what life was like for American women from 1900 to 1920, discussing such aspects as family life, activities outside the home, working life, their role in World War I, gaining the right to vote, and minority women's lives.
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Women at War explores the role of women during the Progressive Era and World War I and the growth of women's suffrage. This informative book surveys the lives of both the poor and the rich, discovering that while most women gained new rights in the period from 1900 to 1920, some still faced discrimination and injustice.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Eye-catching layouts with good use of color, photographs, and informative sidebars, many of which use primary-source quotations, are the highlights of these appealing volumes. Each one consists of a brief introduction and eight topical chapters. After a succinct overview of contemporary events, the chapters describe women's lives at home, at work, in education, in politics, in the arts, and their role in the general culture. Women of color are included, often in a separate chapter. Women at War explores the changing role of women during the Progressive Era, the impact of World War I on their lives, and the struggle for voting rights. The Great Depression surveys an era after women won the right to vote and when the nation's economic crash placed new hardships on families. New opportunities for women were a part of the New Deal and World War II and together changed American culture-these topics are explored in the volume covering the years 1938-1960. The Modern Feminist Movement delves into the years of protest and quest for equal rights. The final volume, Women of Today, highlights women's achievements, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and presidential candidates. These volumes are rapid reads and introduce a wide range of political, economic, social, and cultural history. Readers are sure to linger over the excellent selection of photographs. Worthy additions for all history collections.-Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Women at War explores the role of women during the Progressive Era and World War I and the growth of women's suffrage. This informative book surveys the lives of both the poor and the rich, discovering that while most women gained new rights in the period from 1900 to 1920, some still faced discrimination and injustice. Excerpted from Women at War by Jane Bingham All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.


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