All the single ladies
Rebecca Traister
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All the single ladies

unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

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An edition of All the single ladies (2016)

All the single ladies

unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation

First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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"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.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman, covering class, race, [and] sexual orientation, and filled with ... anecdotes from ... contemporary and historical figures"--

In 2010, award-winning 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, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." Traister sets out to examine how this generation of independent women is changing the world. This is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, and sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, this book is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Working on a book about single women in the twenty-first-century, 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, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. Through the lens of the single American woman, Traister covers issues of class, race, and sexual orientation.

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Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-316).

Copyright Date
2016

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306.81/530973
Library of Congress
HQ880.4.U6 T73 2016, HQ880.4.U6T73 2016

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 339 pages
Number of pages
339

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Open Library
OL26888599M
ISBN 10
1476716579, 1476716560
ISBN 13
9781476716572, 9781476716565
LCCN
2015045131
OCLC/WorldCat
933728312

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