REMEMBER THE LADIES by Emily Taft Douglas


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This is an especially good book for use with highschool age students who still get a bang out of debating, Resolved: That a Woman's Place is in the Home. It's an issue that has been getting intensified attention at all levels because of the increasing evidence of Job discrimination against women. Although this book has nothing in it that is new, it does give brisk, brief, respectful treatment to the achievements of American women from colonial times to Eleanor Roosevelt who helped breach the barriers Women's exercise of compassionate intelligence has made the country and the world a better place for children to grow in and this weaker sex has demonstrated a tigerish strength in defending the weakest of the sick and mentally ill -- and themselves. It is a chronological presentation that concentrates on the first women to defy such things as religious dogmatism in the colonies, to publish their work, to go on stage, to demand social welfare reform. These are the ladies, God bless 'em, who have to be remembered in a supplementary book because, like the Negro, they seldom get textbook space.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1965
Publisher: Putnam