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When Everything Changed

When Everything Changed

Author: Gail Collins

Year Published: 2010

Description: From 1960 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, The New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins examines a half-century of societal change through the lens of working women. After decades of being barred from workplaces and professional schools, the latter half of the 20th century experienced rapid change. In the span of one generation, women catapulted into new territory, from the courtroom to the corner office. This book chronicles a history that not only changed the American labor force forever, but also provides a starting point for conversations about equality and opportunity in the workplace today.

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Stephanie Swirsky

'A generation that was born into a world where women were decreed to have too many household chores to permit them to serve on juries, and where a spokesman for NASA would say that any ‘talk of an American spacewoman makes me sick to my stomach,’ would come of age in a society where female astronauts and judges were routine'

When Everything Changed

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