All the single ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

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"In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies--a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism--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 (1890-1980), 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 change--temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister's signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins's When Everything Changed"--
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subject_facetFeminism -- United States -- History
Single women -- United States -- History
United States -- Civilization
United States -- History
United States -- Social conditions
Women -- United States -- Social conditions
title_displayAll the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
title_fullAll 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 / Rebecca Traister
All the single ladies [sound recording] : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation / Rebecca Traister
title_shortAll the single ladies
title_subUnmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
topic_facetCivilization
Feminism
History
Nonfiction
Single women
Social conditions
Sociology
Women
Women's Studies