Rebels in White Gloves

Coming of Age with Hillary's Class—Wellesley '69
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Author(s): Miriam Horn
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2011
Product Number: EB00148597
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307773890
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

When the women of the Wellesley class of 1969 entered the ivory tower, they were initiated into a rarefied world. Many were daughters of privilege, many were going for their "MRS." But by the time they graduated four years later, they faced a world turned upside down by the Pill, NOW, student protests, the counterculture, and the Vietnam War. In this social history, Miriam Horn retraces the lives of women caught on a historic cusp. This generation was the first to test-drive modern rules that remain complicated and contentious regarding sexuality, marriage, motherhood, paid work, spirituality, aging, and the difficulties of reconciling public and private life. The result is a story of uncommon subtleties and vibrancy that reflects this generation's fateful choices.

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