Monday, November 23, 2009

Gail Collins on the details

For an academic perspective on the changing roles of women in U.S. Society, check out Claudia Goldin's work. As reviewed in the Times, the new book from Gail Collins, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women From 1960 to the Present, presents many of the details to the story that scholarly works are sure to leave out. Collins "aims to tell social history 'by combining the public drama of the era with the memories of regular women who lived through it all.'” (How's that for a quotation of a quotation!)