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From the Publisher"In this reference for high school and up, May (history, Western Connecticut State University) surveys the roles of women of different classes and ethnicities as workers, parents, artists, and other roles in 20th century America. Chapters are in sections on women and work, family, popular culture and the arts, education, government, law, and religion. An introduction provides historical context. A chronology from 1900 to 2008, glossary, and B&W historical and contemporary photos are included."
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"Special features that enhance the reference value of a historical series are present, such as photographs and a timeline charting the success accomplished by American women. . . . Women's Roles in Twentieth-Century America is a welcome introduction for newcomers to the subject, including undergraduate or high school students researching American women in the twentieth century. The comprehensive timeline and excellent bibliography will encourage readers to delve into critical inquiry about this period. The work shows the move toward greater equality and social justice giving rise to more meaningful opportunities for grassroots and social reform activities."
"I recommend this resource for high school, undergraduate, and public libraries."