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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Susan Stamberg Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR American Chronicles Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781611746730
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NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American women’s movement, from early pioneers to modern groundbreakers and leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for women’s equality.


  • Introduction by Susan Stamberg
  • Women: A Political Force
  • Declaration of Sentiments
  • The First Woman to Run for President - In 1872
  • A History of Women’s Suffrage
  • Suffrage 1920: Women Get the Vote
  • For Elizabeth Cady Stanton, All Women Were Not Created Equal
  • Susan B. Anthony's Pioneering Vote
  • Frances Perkins, New Deal Pioneer
  • Suffragette Jeannette Rankin, First Woman Representative
  • Shirley Chisholm: The First Black Woman to Run for President
  • StoryCorps: Living in the Backward World of the ‘60s
  • The National Organization for Women: A Short History
  • Betty Friedan: Women’s Gains and Roles in the Future
  • Stirring up “The Feminine Mystique”
  • Memories of Aunt Betty
  • Political Pioneer Geraldine Ferraro
  • Bella Abzug
  • Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth
  • Phyllis Schlafly Still Championing the Anti-Feminist Fight
  • Title IX
  • The Pill
  • Roe v. Wade: Two Stories
  • Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey
  • Gloria Steinem Celebrates Ms. Magazine
  • A Lonely Club for Women in Top Army Jobs
  • StoryCorps Griot: Fighting the Big Three
  • American Women Changing Their Names
  • Growing Up Feminist: Deborah and Naomi Wolf

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hali | 9/18/2013

    " This was enlightening. I didn't realize that laws were changed for women's equality as late as they were. "

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