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Thus says the Lord of Hosts: “Old men and women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each one with his staff in his hand, because of g…

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Not your average history of women’s rights, “She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage (and What Happened Next)” is a collection of heart-pounding scenes and keenly observed portraits. Bridget Quinn tells an intersectional story of the women who won suffrage and those who have continued to raise their voices for equality ever since — from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to Sojourner Truth, from Mary Cassatt to Audre Lorde and from the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor.

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At the end of World War II, more American women worked outside the home than ever before. Yet the culture, from politicians to corporations to television shows, portrayed the ideal woman as a housewife. Many women happily assumed that role, but a small segment bucked the tide — women who wanted to use their talents differently, especially in jobs that had always been reserved for men.

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