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  • America's Women

  • 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (Unabridged Selections)
  • Written by: Gail Collins
  • Narrated by: Jane Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins

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America's Women

Written by: Gail Collins
Narrated by: Jane Alexander
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Publisher's Summary

America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America.

Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience, America's Women is both a great read and a landmark work of history.

©2003 Gail Collins (P)2003 HarperCollinsPublishers

What the critics say

"Collins...not only expertly chronicles what women have done since arriving in the New World, but how they did it and why. Creating a compelling social history...Collins's work is a fully accessible, and thoroughly enjoyable, primer of how American women have not only survived but thrived." (Publishers Weekly)
"In a vibrant vast and varied as the nation itself, Collins elegantly and eruditely celebrates...a captivating array of influential women." (Booklist)
"Jane Alexander reads this all-encompassing history of American women with just the right amount of humor, indignation, wonder, and disbelief....Alexander is a good match for Collins's style, lending an even pace, great warmth, and a slightly scholarly voice to the history." (AudioFile)

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