Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

By: Gardiner Perkins, Anne

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pp384; hardback with paper dust jacket in like new condition; Clean pages; No Bends/Creases; No Edgewear; Navy board with silver title on spine"If Yale was going to keep its standing as one of the top two or three colleges in the nation, the availability of women was an amenity it could no longer do without." In the winter of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating "one thousand male leaders" each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education.Or was it?The experience the first undergraduate women found when they stepped onto Yale's imposing campus was not the same one their male peers enjoyed. Isolated from one another, singled out as oddities and sexual objects, and barred from many of the privileges an elite education was supposed to offer, many of the first girls found themselves immersed in an overwhelmingly male culture they were unprepared to face. Yale Needs Women is the story of how these young women fought against the backward-leaning traditions of a centuries-old institution and created the opportunities that would carry them into the future.

Title: Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

Author Name: Gardiner Perkins, Anne

Categories: Women in History, Non-Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Sourcebooks: 2019-09-10

ISBN Number: 149268774X

ISBN Number 13: 9781492687740

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used-Like New

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Type: Hardcover

Size: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches

Seller ID: PGB0001224