Our featured book, When the World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America’s Culture Wars, written by Erica Ryan, fills a gap in America women’s history. There has been little written about women during the 1920s, and much that has been written focuses on the flapper.
Dr. Ryan explains that after woman’s suffrage was won, feminism and women’s rights meant different things to different women. This book also explains how reproductive rights, changes in marriage, and changes in the goals and expectations of parents influenced feminism and the women’s role in American society during the 1920s.
Dr. Erica Ryan is an Associate Professor of History and director of Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Ryder University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She will be join us as a guest in our upcoming podcasts.
Her book is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Click here for her publisher’s book page which will give you more information about this book, as well as how to order it.
I have read this, and I highly recommend this for those of us who are interested in women of the 1920’s.