By Stephanie Coontz
In 1963, Betty Friedan unleashed a hurricane of controversy along with her bestselling publication, The female Mystique. enormous quantities of girls wrote to her to assert that the ebook had reworked, even kept, their lives. approximately part a century later, many girls nonetheless keep in mind the place they have been once they first learn it.
In A unusual Stirring, historian Stephanie Coontz examines the sunrise of the Sixties, whilst the sexual revolution had slightly all started, newspapers marketed for "perky, beautiful gal typists," yet married girls have been informed to stick domestic, and husbands managed virtually each point of kin lifestyles.
Based on exhaustive study and interviews, and hard either conservative and liberal myths approximately Friedan, A unusual Stirring brilliantly illuminates how a new release of girls got here to gain that their dissatisfaction with household lifestyles didn't mirror their own weak point yet quite a social and political injustice.
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