The New Woman: Changing Views of Women in the 1920s

  title={The New Woman: Changing Views of Women in the 1920s},
  author={Estelle B. Freedman},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  • E. Freedman
  • Published 1 September 1974
  • History
  • The Journal of American History
IN his suggestive article, "What Happened to the Progressive Movement in the 1920's," Arthur S. Link analyzed the legacy of the pre-World War I "progressive coalition" of businessmen, farm groups, labor unions, and "advocates of social justice."' However, he neglected to mention the fate of feminists, either those women active in the suffrage movement or those involved in broader areas of social reform. Despite Link's inattention to women reformers, the question he posed about the progressive… 

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