Women’s wars: From the American revolution to the sexual revolution
"The Women's History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years," by Rosalind Miles. - HarperCollins/TNS

Whenever there’s been a war for freedom, women have helped wage it. They were on the battlefield in America’s struggle for independence and the fight to free the slaves. And, they were in the streets during the French Revolution. That their efforts were often ridiculed, or ignored, which explains why they’ve had to wage war for their equality, too. Helping amplify their voices is “The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years.” It’s a tremendous job, and author Rosalind Miles rises to the challenge of the work’s scope. Chronolog...