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All the Single Ladies

Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

by Rebecca Traister

Hardcover, 339 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $27 |

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All the Single Ladies
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Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
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Examines the history of unmarried women in the United States to reveal that the concept of a powerful single woman, often perceived as a modern phenomenon, is not a new idea and explores the options, besides traditional marriage, that were historically available to women.

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