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Bachelor Girl: The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century by  Betsy Israel - Hardcover - 2002 - from Redbrick Books and Biblio.com

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Bachelor Girl: The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century

by Israel, Betsy

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co,, /quill, 2002. 2nd printing, light edge wear and contents are clean. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Women's Studies Journalist Betsy Israel paints remarkably vivid portraits of single women -- and how they have been perceived -- throughout the decades using primary sources, including private journals, newspapers, and other materials from popular media. From the nineteenth-century spinsters of New England to the Bowery girls of New York City, to the career girls of the 1950s and 1960s, single women have fought to find, and feel comfortable in, that room of their own. One need only look at Bridget Jones and the Sex and the City gang to see that single women still maintain an uneasy relationship with the rest of society -- and yet radiate glamour and mystery.Bachelor Girl shines a light on the stereotypes that have stigmatized single women and celebrates their resourceful sense of spirit, enterprise, and unlimited success in a world where it is no longer unusual or unlikely to be unwed.



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