All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Author Rebecca Traister
ISBN-10 1476716579
ISBN-13 9781476716572
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY NPR CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual economic and emotional lives of women is an informative and thought provoking book for anyonenot just the single ladieswho want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States The New York Times Book Review In 2009 award winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies 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 18901980 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 changetemperance abolition secondary education and more Today only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty nine compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960 An informative and thought provoking book for anyonenot just single ladies The New York Times Book Review All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here through the lens of the unmarried American woman Covering class race sexual orientation and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures were better off reading Rebecca Traister on women politics and America than pretty much anyone else The Boston Globe

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Spinster

Spinster Author Kate Bolick
ISBN-10 9780385347143
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 352