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Stories of women in the 1960s : fighting for freedom

Author: Cath Senker
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Raintree, [2015]
Series: Women's stories from history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1960s, a woman s place was seen as being in the home. She even found it hard to make a big purchase if a man wasn t with her. African-American women faced racism daily and were given low-paid, exhausting jobs. It was time for women to stand up for equal rights and equal pay. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Betty Freidan protested at the Miss  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Betty Friedan; Ella Baker; Barbara Castle; Mary Quant; Ella Baker; Barbara Castle; Betty Friedan; Mary Quant; Ella Baker; Barbara Castle; Betty Friedan; Mary Quant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cath Senker
OCLC Number: 1151340841
Description: 1 online resource (112 pages : color illustrations).
Contents: Introduction --
Betty Friedan : founder of the US women's movement --
Ella Baker : struggling for civil rights --
Barbara Castle : the most powerful woman in Britain --
Mary Quant : fighting for fashion freedom --
Women in 1970 --
Summary --
Other important figures --
Stories of women in the 1960s : timeline --
Find out more --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Women's stories from history.
Responsibility: Cath Senker.

Abstract:

"In the 1960s, a woman s place was seen as being in the home. She even found it hard to make a big purchase if a man wasn t with her. African-American women faced racism daily and were given low-paid, exhausting jobs. It was time for women to stand up for equal rights and equal pay. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Betty Freidan protested at the Miss America pageant against judging women on appearance. Ella Baker helped organize Freedom Schools, where black history was taught for the first time. Barbara Castle was one of the few women members of Parliament and fought for equal pay. Mary Quant showed women they could dress for themselves and not men. Many of the rights women have today are down to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever."--Provided by publisher.

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