It's up to the Women

It's up to the Women

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"Eleanor Roosevelt never wanted her husband to run for president. When he won, she . . . went on a national tour to crusade on behalf of women. She wrote a regular newspaper column. She became a champion of women's rights and of civil rights. And she decided to write a book."--Jill Lepore, from the Introduction

"Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world," Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It's Up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at the height of the Great Depression, she called on women particularly to do their part--cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking personal responsibility for keeping the economy going.

Whether it's the recommendation that working women take time for themselves in order to fully enjoy time spent with their families, recipes for cheap but wholesome home-cooked meals, or America's obligation to women as they take a leading role in the new social order, many of the opinions expressed here are as fresh as if they were written today.

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Roosevelt’s first book, this volume addresses the role and importance of women in the US during the Great Depression and provides advice on various aspects of life. She explains how women could do their part in keeping the economy going, addressing the challenge of decreased income, the problems of young married people, budgets, budgeting time, family health, childrearing, recreation, divorce, working and various occupations for women, the role of women in creating peace, the Natural Recovery Act, and other topics. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York :, Nation Books, an imprint of Perseus Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781568585949
Characteristics: xii, 227 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lepore, Jill 1966-
Alternative Title: It is up to the women


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