Did you know that as recently as 1972, male employees could legally be paid twice as much as females for doing the same job? Or that in the 1992 edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, only 5.5 percent of the quoted lines were written by women? It’s easy now to be complacent about such rights as voting, equal pay for men and women, education, even speaking. But it wasn’t so long ago that women were fighting–sometimes with their lives–for these rights. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a children’s librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.