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Women and the Status of Feminism in America


Further Reading

Books and Articles by the Panelists

Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (New York: Alfred A. Knopf , 2007). Also available in Spanish translation: Las Mujeres Que ‘Se Portan Bien’ No Suelen Hacer Historia (Barcelona: NABLA, 2008).

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812,  by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990). Also available in Swedish translation: Enjorde-moders berattelse , Stockholm (Tidens-Forlag, 1992); in Italian translation: La storia di una levatrice (Parma: Ugo Guanda Editore, 1994); and in Korean translation (Seoul: Dongnyok, 2008). 

Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982).


On Being is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. In this post, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's contribution to feminism is discussed.


Related Books and Articles

Bole, William, "No Labels, Please: Lisa Sowle Cahill's Middle Way," Commonweal, January 14, 2011.

Morrison, Cindy W., "Dump The Guilt, Girlfriend," Fox Business, September 11, 2010. 

Chua, Amy, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," WSJ, January 8, 2011.

Rosin, Hanna, "The End of Men," The Atlantic, July/August 2010.

Rosin, Hanna, "Good Ol' Girl," The Atlantic, January 2011. 

"Women CEOs of the Fortune 1000," Catalyst, March 2011.

Traister, Rebecca, "Cowgirl Country," The New York Times, January 21, 2011.

Traister, Rebecca, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, Simon & Schuster, September 14, 2010.

Faludi, Susan, "American Electra: Feminism's Ritual Matricide," Harpers, October 2010.

"Who Gets to Be a Feminist?," Slate, October 7, 2010.

Menand, Louis, "Books As Bombs: Why the Women's Movement Needed The Feminist Mystique," The New Yorker, January 24, 2011.


On Point shows:

Are College Campuses A Hostile Environment For Women? (April 2011)

Women, Pay, and Equality (April 2010)

Women Bringing Home the Bacon (January 2010)

The Women of '08 (September 2008)