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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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WMST 261 - Women in 20th Century America

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as HIST 261 ) How did class, race, and ethnicity combine with gender to shape women’s lives in the twentieth century? Beginning in 1890 and ending at the turn of this century, this course looks at changes in female employment patterns, how women from different backgrounds combined work and family responsibilities and women’s leisure lives. We also study women’s activism on behalf of political rights, moral reform, racial and economic equality, and reproductive rights. Readings include memoirs, novels, government documents, and feminist political tracts. Miriam Cohen.

Two 75-minute periods.



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