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Women money power : the rise and fall of economic equality  Cover Image Book Book

Women money power : the rise and fall of economic equality / Josie Cox.

Summary:

"For centuries, women were denied equal access to money and the freedom and power that came with it. They were restricted from owning property or transacting in real estate. Even well into the 20th century, women could not take out their own loans or own bank accounts without their husband's permission. They could be fired for getting married or pregnant, and if they still had a job, they could be kept from certain roles, restricted from working longer hours, and paid less than men for equal work. It was a raw deal, and women weren't happy with it. So they pushed back. In Women Money Power, financial journalist Josie Cox tells the story of women's fight for financial freedom. This is an inspirational account of brave pioneers who took on social mores and the law, including the "Rosies" who filled industrial jobs vacated by men and helped win WWII, the heiress whose fortune helped create the birth control pill, the brassy investor who broke into the boys' club of the New York Stock Exchange, and the namesake of landmark equal pay legislation who refused to accept discrimination. But as any woman can tell you, the battle for equality--for money and power--is far from over. Cox delves deep into the challenges women face today and the culture and systems that hold them back. This is a fascinating narrative account of progress, women's lives, and the work still to be done"--Jacket.

Contents:

Prologue: Some women just don't want to
Was Rosie the Riveter robbed?
Wonderful things in small packets
Giving the problem a name
Progress in failure
Winds of legal change
1,365 men and me
Old dreams, new realities
A bimbo or a bitch
Promises and loopholes
Cassandra and the crash
The cost of silence
The American fever dream
Hope, or something like it.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419762987
  • ISBN: 1419762982
  • Physical Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Abrams Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Some women just don't want to
Was Rosie the Riveter robbed?
Wonderful things in small packets
Giving the problem a name
Progress in failure
Winds of legal change
1,365 men and me
Old dreams, new realities
A bimbo or a bitch
Promises and loopholes
Cassandra and the crash
The cost of silence
The American fever dream
Hope, or something like it.
Subject: Sex discrimination against women > United States > History.
Women > Employment > United States > History.
Women > United States > Economic conditions > History.
Women > United States > Economic conditions.
Femmes > États-Unis > Conditions économiques.
Discrimination à l'égard des femmes > États-Unis > Histoire.
Genre: HISTORY / Women.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at PINES.

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Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
305.42 COX, JOSIE ( Send Text)
31018905292830 NONFIC Available
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
305.42 COX, JOSIE ( Send Text)
31018905333956 NONFIC Reshelving
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      Oglethorpe Mall Library
305.42 COX ( Send Text)
31008000450054 OM SECOND FLOOR Available


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