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Generations: A Century of Women Speak about Their Lives

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This moving and emotional oral history of American women in the twentieth century traces the profound changes that have occurred in every arena of female life from love and the family to education and the workplace. "Open Generations and find voices that echo you and your mother and your grandmother, your sisters and friends. This is the first book to show the sweeping ...more
Hardcover, 549 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Atlantic Monthly Press
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Mona
Feb 06, 2012 Mona rated it it was amazing
I loved it. I remember reading parts of it out loud to my niece who was about 5 years old at the time, and she listening intently and asking questions. Of course I had to choose which bits to read and which bits to leave out. If you're familiar with Studs Terkel's work, this is along those lines -- women from all walks of life are interviewed and their stories are transcribed, in their own words. It's a work of anthropology, really. Essential reading for everyone, in my opinion. I got this book ...more
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