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Gidgets and Women Warriors: Perceptions of Women in the 1950s and 1960s

Gidgets and Women Warriors: Perceptions of Women in the 1950s and 1960s

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2008
ISBN
0822568055
ISBN13
9780822568056
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Who was Gidget and who were the Woman Warriors? They weren't specific individuals, but rather symbols that defined perceptions of women during the 1950s and 1960s. Popular media was doing everything possible to undo the strong, work-oriented Rosie the Riveter image of the 1940s and bring women back ...more

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As a nonfiction author speciailizing in social history, Cathy spends a great deal of time researching the past. Her research has taken her into the belly of a whaleship on an icy January morning in Mystic, Connecticut, deep into a coal mine in Northeastern Pennsylvania, to tenement buildings on New York City's Lower East Side, and even into the Secret Annexe in Amsterdam where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. But she also researches the archives of old newspaper...more