Women Our story

DK Publishing, Inc

Book - 2019

Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously illustrated book reveals the key events in women's history--from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism, and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day--and the key role women have had in shaping our past. Learn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women's history--powerful, inspiration...al, and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Eva Peron, and Rosa Parks--and discover the unsung contributions of lesser-known women who have changed the world, and the "forgotten" events of women's history. Placing women firmly center stage, Women: Our Story shows women where they came from, and in celebrating the achievements of women of the past, offers positive role models for women of today.

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Genres
Biographies
Published
New York, New York : DK Publishing 2019.
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
Item Description
At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Includes index.
Physical Description
320 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781465479570
1465479570
Corporate Author
DK Publishing, Inc (editor)
Other Authors
Rebecca Boggs Roberts (writer of foreword)
  • The birth of the patriarchy : up to 600ce
  • Purity, piety, and property : 600-1500
  • From empire to enlightenment : 1500-1800
  • Knowledge and power : 1800-1914
  • The age of empowerment : 1914-1960
  • Smashing the glass ceiling : 1960 to present day.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A celebration of the pivotal but less-recognized roles women have played in culture and society incorporates sumptuous illustrations into a reexamination of history from a female perspective. By the author of Suffragists in Washington, D.C. (general history).

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A celebration of the pivotal but less-recognized roles women have played in culture and society reexamines history from a female perspective, from early matriarchal societies through the Suffragette movement and twentieth-century feminism.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Reexamining history from a female perspective, this book celebrates the pivotal but less well-known roles women have played in culture and society.Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously illustrated book reveals the key events in women's history--from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism, and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day--and the key role women have had in shaping our past.Learn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women's history--powerful, inspirational, and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Eva Peron, and Rosa Parks--and discover the unsung contributions of lesser-known women who have changed the world, and the "forgotten" events of women's history.Placing women firmly center stage, Women: Our Story shows women where they came from, and in celebrating the achievements of women of the past, offers positive role models for women of today.