America"s Women Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

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Published by William Morrow .

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  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • United States,
  • Gender Studies,
  • History: American,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • United States - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • Women

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Number of Pages576
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Open LibraryOL9230402M
ISBN 100060185104
ISBN 109780060185107

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