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Well-behaved women seldom make history, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - pbk

In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Ulrich wrote, "Well behaved women seldom make history." Today these words appear on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and all sorts of Web sites and blogs. Ulrich explains how that happened and what it means by looking back at women of the past who challenged the way history was written. She ranges from the fifteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan, who wrote The Book of the City of Ladies, to the twentieth century's Virginia Woolf, author of A Room of One's Own. Ulrich updates their attempts to reimagine female possibilities and looks at the women who didn't try to make history but did. And she concludes by showing how the 1970s activists who created "second-wave feminism" also created a renaissance in the study of history
Table Of Contents
The slogan -- Three writers -- Amazons -- Shakespeare's daughters -- Slaves in the attic -- A book of days -- Waves -- Afterword: Making history
Literary Form
non fiction
First Vintage books edition
Originally published: New York : Alfred Knopf, 2007
Physical Description
xxxiv, 284 pages, illustrations, 21 cm

Library Locations

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