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All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

Author: Rebecca Traister
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Traister
ISBN: 9781476716565 1476716560 9781476716572 1476716579 9781501160691 1501160699
OCLC Number: 933728312
Description: xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
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?
Responsibility: Rebecca Traister.


A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America.  Read more...
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PRAISE FOR REBECCA TRAISTER "Visionary." --The New York Times Book Review "One of the most powerful voices in a new generation of American feminist writers." --Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs Read more...

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