Looking at general trends and specific items such as life in a tenement, women working overseas in World War I, the production of cosmetics in the 1920s, and new female immigration, this atlas portrays the history of American women from a vivid geographical and demographic perspective. In a variety of colorful maps and charts, this important new work documents milestones in the evolution of the social and political rights of women. Coverage includes the rise of reform movements such as temperance, women's suffrage, and abolition during the 19th century, and contraception, abortion rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment in the 20th.
Sandra Opdycke is Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Vassar College and Associate Director of the Fordham Institute for Innovation in Social Policy. She is the author of No One Was Turned Away: The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City since 1900, and the co-author of American Social Welfare Policy: Reassessment and Reform.