NPR American Chronicles: Women's Equality

  • by National Public Radio
  • Narrated by Susan Stamberg
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American women’s movement, from early pioneers to modern groundbreakers and leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for women’s equality.

"Introduction" by Susan Stamberg
"Women: A Political Force"
"Declaration of Sentiments"
"The First Woman to Run for President - In 1872"
"A History of Women's Suffrage"
"Suffrage 1920: Women Get the Vote"
"For Elizabeth Cady Stanton, All Women Were Not Created Equal"
"Susan B. Anthony's Pioneering Vote"
"Frances Perkins, New Deal Pioneer"
"Suffragette Jeannette Rankin, First Woman Representative"
"Shirley Chisholm: The First Black Woman to Run for President"
"StoryCorps: Living in the Backward World of the '60s"
"The National Organization for Women: A Short History"
"Betty Friedan: Women's Gains and Roles in the Future"
"Stirring up The Feminine Mystique"
"Memories of Aunt Betty"
"Political Pioneer Geraldine Ferraro"
"Bella Abzug"
"Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth"
"Phyllis Schlafly Still Championing the Anti-Feminist Fight"
"Title IX"
"The Pill"
"Roe v. Wade: Two Stories"
"Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorvey"
"Gloria Steinem Celebrates Ms. Magazine"
"A Lonely Club for Women in Top Army Jobs"
"StoryCorps Griot: Fighting the Big Three"
"American Women Changing Their Names"
"Growing Up Feminist: Deborah and Naomi Wolf"


What the Critics Say

"NPR brings us the fascinating, and sometimes turbulent, history of the fight for women's equality in America. For history buffs, this documentary is a must-have. It's a fascinating look at some of the lesser-known names and figures from American history." (Audiobook Heaven)
"A solid introduction to women's fight for equality; the narration is very moving throughout. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the women's rights struggle in U.S. history." (Library Journal)
"Fascinating collection of NPR news stories..... Each piece is introduced and put into context by NPR journalist Susuan Stamberg, who adds a personal touch to the collection." (AudioFile)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-12-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books