For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Social Science - 410 pages
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The authors present provocative new perspectives on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Ehrenreich and English look at what kind of advice we've been given for the last two hundred years. Although they provide a good deal of social, political, economic, and general background to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A history of how the status of women has changed since the Industrial Revolution, when the modern gender roles were delineated based on the new divisions of labor. Very well researched, and well ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Barbara Ehrenreich has written and lectured widely on subjects related to health care and women's issues. She has contributed articles to Time, Harper's, and The New York Times Book Review, among others. She is the bestselling author of nearly 20 books including Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch.

Deirdre English has written, taught, and edited work on a wide array of subjects related to investigative reporting, cultural politics, and public policy. She has contributed to Mother Jones, The Nation, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, and to public radio and television.

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