A few reviewers referred to Yale needs Women as a novel and it is not. This is an academic work although written in a very accessible style for the average reader. The book started as a graduate paper and morphed into a dissertation over time. Anne Gardner Perkins has a wonderful writing style for what could become dry material.What are some of the best books about Yale's first female students?
Yale Needs Women by Anne Gardiner Perkins is a fabulous historical account (nonfiction) based on the first females that were accepted and lived on campus at Yale starting the summer/fall term of 1969.Should ‘Yale Needs Women’ be required reading?
Yale Needs Women should be required reading, especially for the younger generations, so they can see how far women have come, but also how difficult it was to get there. And also that women have not yet reached equality and so need to keep striving. I won a copy of this book from Bookreporter.com.When did women start applying to Yale University?
In the summer of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating “one