By Rebecca Traister
The New York Times bestselling research into the sexual, financial, and emotional lives of girls is “an informative and thought-provoking booklet for anyone—not simply the one ladies—who are looking to achieve a better knowing of this pivotal second within the heritage of the us” (The long island occasions publication Review).
In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister begun All the only Ladies in regards to the twenty-first century phenomenon of the yankee unmarried lady. It used to be the yr the percentage of yank girls who have been married dropped less than fifty percentage; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained among twenty and twenty-two years previous for almost a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.
But over the process her sizeable examine and greater than 100 interviews with lecturers and social scientists and fashionable unmarried ladies, Traister found a startling fact: the phenomenon of the one girl in the USA isn't really a brand new one. And traditionally, while girls got techniques past early heterosexual marriage, the consequences have been enormous social change—temperance, abolition, secondary schooling, and extra. this day, basically twenty percentage of american citizens are married via age twenty-nine, in comparison to approximately sixty percentage in 1960.
“An informative and thought-provoking ebook for anyone—not simply unmarried girls” (The big apple occasions ebook Review), All the one women is a striking portrait of latest American lifestyles and the way we came, throughout the lens of the single American girl. protecting classification, race, sexual orientation, and full of brilliant anecdotes from attention-grabbing modern and old figures, “we’re at an advantage examining Rebecca Traister on girls, politics, and the United States than pretty well someone else” (The Boston Globe).