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

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All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
Title
All the single ladies
Title remainder
unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Traister
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies--a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism--about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change--temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister's signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins's When Everything Changed"--
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Traister, Rebecca
Dewey number
306.81/530973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ880.4.U6
LC item number
T73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Single women
  • Women
  • Feminism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation, Rebecca Traister
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339)
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
2015045131
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781476716565
Lccn
2015045131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation, Rebecca Traister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
2015045131
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781476716565
Lccn
2015045131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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