Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End (Paperback)
How Women Changed America at Century's End
Free Press, 9780743255028, 305pp.
Publication Date: March 2, 2004
Encompassing the so-called Second Wave of feminism (1960s and 1970s) and the Third Wave (1980s and 1990s), Evans challenges traditional interpretations of women's history at every turn. Covering politics, economics, popular culture, marriage, and family, and including the perspectives of women ranging from leaders of NOW to little-known women who simply wanted more out of their lives, Tidal Wave paints a vast canvas of a society in upheaval. The movement's shocking success is evinced, Evans notes, by the simple fact that we now live in a country in which all women are feminists, in practice if not in name.
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Praise For Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End…
Los Angeles Times
Readable and insightful, lively and judicious, strongly argued and open-minded, enthusiastic and critical.
Meticulously researched and with an unequivocal respect for detail and balance, Evans offers a comprehensive and compelling historical overview of the status and role of women in contemporary society.
A well-written, critical overview of feminism's real contribution, useful and timely.
The Washington Post
[Evans'] depictions...vivify, as no generalizations could, the extraordinary creative reach of the movement.