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Author: Myriam Miedzian; Alisa Malinovich
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The women featured in this rich oral history of the profound changes women's lives have undergone over the last century represent every ethnic group and social background. They talk about all aspects of their lives, from their professional and romantic experiences to sex discrimination and their own realized or unrealized aspirations. ""Generations" tells us both how far we have come and how far we have yet to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myriam Miedzian; Alisa Malinovich
ISBN: 0871136783 9780871136787 9780965084321 0965084329
OCLC Number: 36590667
Description: xl, 549 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A Life Story: I Never Knew We Were Poor / Bernice Stuart Snow --
Growing Up: The First Generation. Leave the Door Slightly Ajar / Whitt Davenport. We Respected Our Elders / Laurine Warren, Helen Schiffrin and Dorothy Sommer [and others]. I Never Saw My Parents' Marriage Certificate / Rebecca Rodin. I Felt Very Sorry for My Mother / Betsy Miller, Hazel Akeroyd and Jane Foley [and others]. Everything Was So Segregated / Marguerite Rucker. How Could I Have Just Accepted It / Caroline Hodges and Jane Foley. Mining Towns Were Rough and Ready / Jean Hughes. The Path of Femininity / Laurine Warren, Helene Weintraub and Betsy Miller [et al.]. My Parents Were Professional Bridge Players / Jane Winthrop. My, How We Danced / Abigail Midgeley, Dorothy Sommer and Rose Kramer [et al.] --
Growing Up: The Second Generation. The Jitterbug Was Very Popular / Hannah Mason. My Mother Was a Housewife / Sharon Goldberg, Joanne Evans and Anna Davis [et al.]. My Mother Would Say Gaman / Barbara Aoki. We Were Very Aware of Being a Minority / Beverly Butler Lavergneau, Elana Wiseman and Mary Wong Leong [et al.]. It Was Like Going from Darkness to Daylight / Martha Corson. Nice Guys and Not-Nice Guys / Suzanne Havercamp, Alice Dumont and Beverly Butler Lavergneau [et al.]. My Parents Dreamed a Big Dream / Sybil Jordan Hampton. It Was 1960 / Suzanne Havercamp, Joanna Rubin and Hettie Jones. Did You Ever See Panic in Needle Park? / Rita Curran. I Was Nineteen, I Was a Hippie / Mimi Miller, Kathleen Ryan and Ruth Mandel [et al.] --
Growing Up: The Third Generation. The Real Live Thing / Christina Martin. This American Life / Tiana Dao, Mara Lavergneau and Pixie Haughton [et al.]. Would the Mother Please Stand / LaWanda Doss. I Remember the Day My Dad Said He Was Leaving / Cora Sands, Maggie Erwin and Chrissy Robinson [et al.]. Facades / Jenna Baker. I Kept Saying No / Cora Sands, Nancy Aldridge and Marina Koob. Dad, I'm a Lesbian, You Probably Knew / Amy Goldberg. I Feel Very Close to Women / Nichelle Ellison, Marquita Anderson and Jillian Schwartz [et al.]. My Grandmother Raised Me to Cook and Clean / Abby Soong. The Last Virgin on Flatbush Avenue / Jackie Preston, Colleen McCarthy and Angela Walker [et al.] --
A Life Story: You Ought To Be My All and All / Josie Gilchrist Anderson --
Family: The First Generation. The Second Marriage Was the Real Marriage, Except We Never Married / Anne Ratner. I Met My Husband at the LaGuardia Campaign / Helene Weintraub, Laurine Warren and Helen Schiffrin [et al.]. When the First Blade of Grass Came Up, We Were Thrilled / Linda Pesso. A Wonderful Life / Rose Kramer, Whitt Davenport and Bernice Stuart Snow [et al.]. Men Always Made the Big Decisions / Abigail Midgeley. Women of My Generation Closed Their Eyes / Cynthia Bowles, Caroline Hodges and Sally Evans [et al.]. I Always Had a Wild Temper / Belle Riding. This Square That My Kids Thought I Was / Jean Hughes, Abigail Midgeley and Betty Marin [et al.] --
Family: The Second Generation. You Never Realize How Much Work Is Involved / Miyako Moriki. My Generation Was Transitional / Priscilla Lynch, Nancy Douglas and Alice Dumont [et al.]. I Expanded; He Contracted / Rachel Morgan. We Split Up / Kate Merrill, Kathleen Ryan and Maria Rodriguez [et al.]. I Had Sex, Therefore I Must Be in Love / Leslie Hampton. Maybe This Is Really What I Am? / Joan Herbert, Dolores Valenti and Molly Hermel [et al.]. Harder on the Marriage Than on the Children / Martha Everett. It Has to Be a Shared Responsibility / Suzanne Havercamp, Nancy Douglas and Frances Smith Foster [et al.]. It's Called Survival / Susan Willard. I Could Not Live in a Traditional Setting / Hettie Jones, Melinda Stratton and Janet Moore [et al.] --
Family: The Third Generation. I Do Things Out of the Norm / Gina Rotundo. I Didn't Know Normal Would Be So Tiring / Marianne Pages, Robin Vaccai-Yess and June Wood [et al.]. Our Marriage Is Too Important to Fight over It / JoAnn Jansen. Day by Day / Roberta Flaherty, Chrissy Robinson and Katherine Millard [et al.]. He Had to Have Total Control / Wendy Gardner. Slapping Force / Pat Jamison, Kim Faggins and Lizette Arsuega. His Family Is One Way and Mine Is Another / Dana Coroff. Not the Kind of Life My Mother Had / Sarah Miller, Joanna Katz and Lauren Morgan Stern [et al.] --
A Life Story: How Did Someone Like You Get Elected? / Dorothy Gonzales --
Work: The First Generation. I Found It Very Difficult to Be Heard / Janet Mary Riley. I Have Done a Lot of Volunteer Work / Betsy Miller, Rosa Keller and Nadine Williams [et al.]. A Hundred and Thirty-One Women and One Toilet / Lucille Thornburgh. The War Brought Women Out of Their Homes / Hazel Akeroyd, Dorothy Sommer and Laurine Warren [et al.]. I Don't Know Why I Wanted to Be a Doctor / Margaret Veller. What a Rigamarole / Winifred Williams, Jean Hughes and Anne Plettinger [et al.] --
Work: The Second Generation. You're Like a Little Wife at Work / Leslie Hampton. I Never Planned a Career / Lois Mayer, Sharon Goldberg and Julia Parker. I Don't Believe in Being a Crutch; I Believe in Assisting / Rosalind Cropper. I See Horrible Callousness / Alice Dumont, Kate Merrill and Kathleen Ryan. I've Never, Never Worn Pants to Teach / Elizabeth Russell. My Mother Said You Should Be Equipped to Do Something / Suzanne Havercamp, Josie Gilchrist Anderson and Mimi Miller. They Don't Care about the Little Guy / Anna Davis. Why Are You Doing That Kind of Work / Maria Rodriguez, Isadora Damon and Yolanda Casarez [et al.]. I'm a Fourth-Generation Priest / Katrina Martha Swanson. Second-Class Citizen / Frances Smith Foster, Amanda Johnson and Elana Wiseman [et al.] --
Work: The Third Generation. I Run the Paver; I Spread the Blacktop / Cynthia Rhodes. What's Happening / Sally Carroll, Nichelle Ellison and Louise Tang [et al.]. A Dream Job / Kim Moriki. The Girls Don't Stand for It / Mara Lavergneau, Gina Rotundo and Loren Medway [et al.]. I Always Loved the Hospital / Sharon Wiseman. A Matter of Choosing / Lisa DiCiccio, Annabelle Diaz and Ilene Connolly [et al.]. You Made Law Review / Jessica Tamler. Creative Ways / Rachel Goldman, Janey Desroschers and Crystal Romero [et al.].
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Abstract:

The women featured in this rich oral history of the profound changes women's lives have undergone over the last century represent every ethnic group and social background. They talk about all aspects of their lives, from their professional and romantic experiences to sex discrimination and their own realized or unrealized aspirations. ""Generations" tells us both how far we have come and how far we have yet to go".--Ruth Sidel, author of "Keeping Women and Children Last".

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