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Paperback In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America Book

ISBN: 0195158024

ISBN13: 9780195158021

In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America

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In this volume, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the transformation of some of the United States' most significant social policies. Tracing changing ideals of fairness from the 1920s to the 1970s, she shows how a deeply embedded set of beliefs, or "gendered imagination" shaped seemingly neutral social legislation to limit the freedom and equality of women. Law and custom generally sought to protect women from exploitation, and sometimes from employment...

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