All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women And The Rise Of An Independent Nation

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“Entirely engaging …a singularly triumphant work of women presented in beautiful formation.”
-- The Los Angeles Times

"Traister brings a welcome balance of critique and personal reflection to a conversation that is often characterize more by moral policing than honest discussion . . . Perhaps one of the most important aspects of [her] narrative is her acknowledgement that the experiences of single women are far from identical . . . An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone--not just the single ladies--who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States."
-- New York Times Book Review

“[Traister is] one of the nation’s smartest and most provocative feminist voices.”
-- The Boston Globe

“An invigorating study of single women in America with refreshing insight into the real life of the so-called spinster.”
-- Publishers Weekly

“Traister’s comprehensive volume, sure to be vigorously discussed, is truly impressive in scope and depth while always managing to be eminently readable and thoughtful.”
-- Booklist, starred review

“This fast-paced, fascinating book will draw in fans of feminism, social sciences, and U.S. history.”
-- Library Journal, starred review

"The enormous accomplishment of Traister's book is to show that the ranks of women electing for nontraditional lives...have also improved the lots of women who make traditional choices...This rich portrait of our most quietly explosive social force makes it clear that the ladies still have plenty of work to do."

-- Slate

"Part social and cultural history, part anthropological and journalistic investigation, part memoir, and total investigation into the phenomenon and political power of single womanhood."

-- Flavorwire


  • AllTheSingleLadies 01 Title

    Duration: 31s
  • AllTheSingleLadies 02 ANote

    Duration: 03min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 03 Introduction

    Duration: 21min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 04 Ch1

    Duration: 56min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 05 Ch2

    Duration: 01h17min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 06 Ch3

    Duration: 59min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 07 Ch4

    Duration: 01h02min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 08 Ch5

    Duration: 01h07min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 09 Ch6

    Duration: 01h06min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 10 Ch7

    Duration: 01h07min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 11 Ch8

    Duration: 59min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 12 Ch9

    Duration: 01h08min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 13 Ch10

    Duration: 01h06min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 14 Conclusion

    Duration: 07min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 15 Appendix

    Duration: 05min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 16 WhereAreTheyNow

    Duration: 08min
  • AllTheSingleLadies 17 Credits

    Duration: 01min