Breaking through How female athletes shattered stereotypes in the roaring twenties

Sue Macy

Book - 2020

"Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports. Featuring bold and talented heroines, this book documents how the social issues and morals of the decade--from politics to... segregation to the media--helped shape the changing narratives around women and alter the course of history entirely. It is a fascinating window into a rich and seldom explored history, and also a topical reminder of the many discussions surrounding femininity and the role of women that continue today."

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Informational works
Illustrated works
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic 2020.
Physical Description
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 91) and index.
Main Author
Sue Macy (author)
Other Authors
Muffet McGraw (writer of introduction)
  • Taking the plunge 1920-21 (and before) ; Timeline: also in 1920-21
  • Creating opportunities 1922-23 ; Timeline: also in 1922-23
  • Gaining recognition 1924-25 ; Timeline: also in 1924-25
  • Celebrating victories 1926-27 ; Timeline: also in 1926-27
  • Facing new challenges 1928-29 ; Timeline: also in 1928-29
  • Epilogue: approaching equality
  • Defining moments in women's sports.