By Rebecca Traister
The New York Times bestselling research into the sexual, financial, and emotional lives of girls is “an informative and thought-provoking publication for anyone—not simply the one ladies—who are looking to achieve a better knowing of this pivotal second within the historical past of the USA” (The manhattan occasions publication Review).
In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister all started All the one Ladies in regards to the twenty-first century phenomenon of the yankee unmarried lady. It used to be the yr the share of yankee ladies who have been married dropped lower 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 huge study and greater than 100 interviews with teachers and social scientists and trendy unmarried ladies, Traister found a startling fact: the phenomenon of the one girl in the US isn't a brand new one. And traditionally, while girls got recommendations past early heterosexual marriage, the implications have been huge social change—temperance, abolition, secondary schooling, and extra. this day, basically twenty percentage of american citizens are married by means of age twenty-nine, in comparison to approximately sixty percentage in 1960.
“An informative and thought-provoking publication for anyone—not simply unmarried girls” (The long island instances booklet Review), All the only girls is a extraordinary portrait of latest American lifestyles and the way we came, in the course of the lens of the single American lady. overlaying category, race, sexual orientation, and choked with shiny anecdotes from interesting modern and ancient figures, “we’re studying Rebecca Traister on girls, politics, and the United States than pretty well somebody else” (The Boston Globe).