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An in depth look at the lives of women in the swinging 1960s—beyond the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.
The 1960s were a progressive decade, bringing many life changing events, especially for women. Women of the 1960s explores the experiences of teenagers, young career women, and those married with young children, especially those based outside of London and far from the hedonistic influences of the day. Much of the information included in this book comes from the surprisingly honest and generous contributions of the women themselves, ensuring that a wide range of experiences are brought to life like never before.
Covering topics including life after school, career choices, life after work, eating in and out, teenagers, sex, marriage, fashion, finance, women’s liberation, and travel. These stories also cover the era’s current affairs, including the Cold War and the pervasive fear of nuclear attack. Fascinating and frank, Women of the 1960s provides a new perspective on one of the most pivotal decades in modern history.