Building on the progress of those who have come before, women in the last two decades of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century have seen the first female justices of the Supreme Court, the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the first female in serious contention for a presidential nomination. Women of Today explores the role of the modern woman and her depiction in popular culture, and how women's roles vary across cultural boundaries.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Chronology. Further reading. Index.
About the Author(s)
Kaye Stearman is an Australian living and working in London. Her long career in international nongovernment/nonprofit organizations has included working on issues of human rights, health, aid and development, consumer rights, and the peace movement. She is the author of more than 20 books for young people on a wide range of topics, including Women's Rights: Changing Attitudes 1900-2000, Feminism, and Women's Right to Vote.
Patience Coster studied English literature at the University of York. She worked at the British Film Institute for nine years before moving into magazine and book publishing. For the past 16 years, she has edited and written children's nonfiction, specializing in history, geography, politics, and social and cultural issues. She has recently begun to work in children's mass-market publishing.