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May, Elaine Tyler

Overview
Works: 28 works in 121 publications in 2 languages and 7,855 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ535, 363.960973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elaine Tyler May
 
Most widely held works by Elaine Tyler May
Homeward bound : American families in the Cold War era by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeward Bound challenges cherished assumptions about the "happy days" of the 1950s, and offers new answers to questions that still surround the era: What gave rise to the baby boom? What inspired so much conformity in the postwar years? Why did the youth of the sixties rebel against the values they inherited? Uncovering startling connections between politics and family life, Elaine Tyler May argues that the Cold War affected virtually all aspects of life, from consumerism to sexuality. Americans emerged from years of depression and war yearning for peace and prosperity. But the tense relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, fierce anti-communism at home, and the menacing presence of the atomic bomb seemed to threaten the promise of the good life. The ideology of containment, which permeated Cold War politics, had a chilling effect on the movement for women's emancipation. It also fostered the unique form of domesticity that characterized the era: the baby boom, exaggerated gender roles, and the suburban lifestyle
America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960, the FDA approved the contraceptive commonly known as "the pill." Advocates, developers, and manufacturers believed that the convenient new drug would put an end to unwanted pregnancy, ensure happy marriages, and even eradicate poverty. But as renowned historian Elaine Tyler May reveals in America and the Pill, it was women who embraced it and created change. They used the pill to challenge the authority of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and lawmakers. They demonstrated that the pill was about much more than family planning--it offered women control over their bodies and their lives. From little-known accounts of the early years to personal testimonies from young women today, May illuminates what the pill did and did not achieve during its half century on the market.--Publisher description
Barren in the promised land : childless Americans and the pursuit of happiness by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of childlessness covers every aspect of the subject: voluntary childlessness, compulsory sterilization, infertility, adoption, new reproductive technologies, and shifting public attitudes
Great expectations : marriage and divorce in post-Victorian America by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushing the limits : American women, 1940-1961 by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the role of women during World War II and in the postwar years of both expanding and contracting opportunities for them, as many sought their rightful place as full American citizens
Here, there, and everywhere : the foreign politics of American popular culture( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine the globalization of American popular culture including movies, television, fast food, and popular music
Tell me true : memoir, history, and writing a life( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balancing precariously between history and literature, memoir writers have finally found their place on the bookshelf. But increased notoriety brings intense scrutiny: memoirists are expected to create a narrative worthy of fiction while also saying true to the facts. Historians, too, handle tricky issues of writing from "real life," when imagination must fill gaps in the historical record." "In this landmark collection, Patricia Hampl and Elaine Tyler May have gathered fourteen original essays from award-winning memoirists and historians. They are all storytellers, wrestling with a fascinating gray area where memory intersects with history and where the necessities of narrative collide with mundane facts. And whether the record emerges from archival sources or from personal memory, these writers show how to make the leap to telling a good story, while also telling us true."--Jacket
The Political Dr. Seuss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary on Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, traces the development of his art and political philosophy. Seuss's early work as a political cartoonist for PM newspaper and as a film propagandist with Frank Capra ultimately evolved into a career as a children's writer concerned with nurturing both literacy and social awareness
American adventures : people making history by Ira Peck( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pursuit of domestic perfection : marriage and divorce in Los Angeles, 1890-1920 by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created equal by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeward bound : American families in cold war era by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health education; patterns for teaching [by] Daphne S. Elliott, in collaboration with Elaine T. May by Daphne S Elliott( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created equal : a social and political history of the United States by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chutzpeh in Hollywood, or who put the shmaltz on the screen? : a study of the movie industry in the 1920's by Elaine Tyler May( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding the past : recent scholarship on women in politics and work by Elaine Tyler May( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pushing the limits American women, 1940-1961 by Elaine Tyler May( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses the role of women during World War II and in the postwar years of both expanding and contracting opportunities for them, as many sought their rightful place as full American citizens
Homeward bound : American families in the Cold War era Elaine Tyler May by Elaine Tyler May( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.01654
The pressure to provide : class, consumerism, and divorce in urban America, 1880-1920 by Elaine Tyler May( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cold war Minnesota by Elaine Tyler May( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation
Alternative Names
May, Elaine T.

May, Elaine T. 1947-

Tyler May, Elaine 1947-

Languages
English (109)

German (1)

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America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberationBarren in the promised land : childless Americans and the pursuit of happinessGreat expectations : marriage and divorce in post-Victorian AmericaPushing the limits : American women, 1940-1961Here, there, and everywhere : the foreign politics of American popular cultureTell me true : memoir, history, and writing a lifeHomeward bound : American families in cold war era