NONFICTION

Opinions Throughout History: Gender: Roles & Rights

400p. bibliog. glossary. index. notes. photos. Grey House. Aug. 2018. Tr $195. ISBN 9781682179512.
COPY ISBN
Gr 9 Up—Beginning with a discussion of the patriarchal system in colonial America in 1777 and ending with an examination of the #MeToo movement in 2018, this work provides an insightful analysis of gender issues and public policy throughout history. Six sections cover constitutional rights, sexual nonconformity, workplace issues, LGBTQ rights, birth control and reproduction, and marriage and parenting. Each chapter uses a primary or secondary source to examine an aspect of the subject, with Issit offering commentary and discussion questions. Also featured are historical snapshots of events from 1793 to 2018, footnotes, a detailed overview, and a historical time line from 1533 to the present. Unfortunately, the black-and-white illustrations, consisting of photographs and documents, are weak, and some of the supplementary material could have been condensed.
VERDICT The author effectively explores the complexities and controversies of the topic in a way that high school students will find accessible. Consider where primary and secondary source documents are needed.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Community matters. Stay up to date on breaking news, trends, reviews, and more.

Get access to 6000+ annual reviews of books, databases, and more

As low as $12/month