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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Read 2 times. Last read July 13, 2018 to August 12, 2018.

This book attempts to summarize the history of women - their exclusion from it, their expected place in it, and how modern women have attempted to rectify centuries of injustice. This is a lot to try and cover, but Ulrich does a good job at making it readable.

At times I felt like there was a litany if stories as opposed to a strong pull-through, and because I didn’t know many of the women she referenced a lot of names and stories melded together. (I do have a bunch of new additions to my “must research list” though!)

My favorite parts were the beginning and end. She opens the door of “why have women been so excluded and when did we start to question that reality” and ends with a wonderful summary of modern feminism and how we can make history without sacrificing “well-behaved” desires.
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July 13, 2018 – Started Reading
July 13, 2018 – Shelved
August 12, 2018 – Finished Reading

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