At a glance:
- Author: Mary Ritter
- First Published: 1946
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: From ancient times to the twentieth century
- Setting: Greece, Rome, Europe, and the United States
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: History, Power, personal or social, Law or legislation, Feminism, Oppression, Historians, Women, Suffrage or voting rights, Women's movement, Women's rights
- Locales: Europe, United States, North America, Greece, ancient, Rome, ancient
Form and Content
As a result of many years of historical research and writing with her husband, Charles A. Beard, Mary Ritter Beard cultivated a deep desire to examine the role of women in history; Woman as Force in History: A Study in Traditions and Realities is the fulfillment of that desire. Although the author assumed that a difference existed between the traditions and realities of women’s role in history, she made no attempt to reach definite conclusions.
Throughout the book, Beard analyzes the impact of Anglo-American common law and its major exponent,...
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