All the Single Ladies
[unmarried Women and the Rise of An Independent Nation]Audiobook CD - 2016
In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started this, a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism, about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change, temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 
Copyright Date: ℗2016
Branch Call Number: CD 306.8153 T6827A 2016
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda digital,rda 9 audio discs (approximately 700 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in