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Spinsters and lesbians : independent womanhood in the United States

Author: Trisha Franzen
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
Series: Cutting edge (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans have long held fast to a rigid definition of womanhood, revolving around husband, home, and children. Women who rebelled against this definition and carved out independent lives for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trisha Franzen
ISBN: 0814726410 9780814726419 0814726429 9780814726426
OCLC Number: 32854450
Description: xxvii, 229 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Progressive era spinsters --
Contemporary lesbians --
Introduction : spinsters and lesbians --
"What are you going to be?" : families and childhoods in the progressive era --
"I knew I was odd" : growing up female --
"O, the glorious privilege of being independent" : defining independent womanhood in the progressive era --
"I was going to have to do it all on my own" : toward independent womanhood after World War II --
"Such beautiful lives together" : community and companions among progressive era women --
"We're not the only ones" : lesbian identities and communities after World War II --
Spinsters and lesbians: resisting and surviving as independent women --
Methodology.
Series Title: Cutting edge (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Trisha Franzen.
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