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America's Women by Gail Collins
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Jan 14, 14

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, history-activism
Read in April, 2010

Anyone intending to read this book needs to be in it for the long haul- it's long, but nothing boring or textbook-like. I recommend this as a survey of mainstream women's history. Like most US History narratives, women of color get much less attention. Suffrage gets an in-depth analysis, black women in civil rights get several mentions, but women within other ethnic groups (Latina, Asian, Native American, etc) and their "movements" are glossed over.

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