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Breaking through : how female athletes shattered stereotypes in the roaring twenties

Author: Sue Macy; Muffet McGraw
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports. Featuring bold and talented heroines, this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Informational works
Illustrated works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Macy; Muffet McGraw
ISBN: 9781426336768 1426336764 9781426336775 1426336772
OCLC Number: 1141194741
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Taking the plunge 1920-21 (and before) ; Timeline: also in 1920-21 --
Creating opportunities 1922-23 ; Timeline: also in 1922-23 --
Gaining recognition 1924-25 ; Timeline: also in 1924-25 --
Celebrating victories 1926-27 ; Timeline: also in 1926-27 --
Facing new challenges 1928-29 ; Timeline: also in 1928-29 --
Epilogue: approaching equality --
Defining moments in women's sports.
Other Titles: How female athletes shattered stereotypes in the roaring twenties
Responsibility: Sue Macy ; foreword by Muffet McGraw.

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"Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports. Featuring bold and talented heroines, this book documents how the social issues and morals of the decade--from politics to segregation to the media--helped shape the changing narratives around women and alter the course of history entirely. It is a fascinating window into a rich and seldom explored history, and also a topical reminder of the many discussions surrounding femininity and the role of women that continue today."--Amazon.com.

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