Publisher description for These modern women : autobiographical essays from the twenties / edited and with a revised introduction by Elaine Showalter.


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___In 1926 and 1927, the Nation published 17 anonymous essays by "women active in professional and public life."_ The editor's objective was "to discover the origin of their modern point of view toward men, marriage, children, and jobs." In her introduction, Elaine Showalter discusses the issues raised --- from alcoholism to celibacy, from mother-daughter relationships to politics --- and identifies and examines the lives of the authors, among whom are Crystal Eastman, Mary Austin, and Genevieve Taggard.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- Psychology.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932.