Through ten legal cases, Because of Sex illuminates not only the significance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s Title VII in the progress and setbacks of women in the workplace, but also how individuals subsequently shaped and defined the struggle for equality in the workplace over time.
Barbara Baumgartner is Director of undergraduate studies at the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also Associate Director of the Washington University Prison Education Program. Her research and teaching interests include medical history, gender and health, issues surrounding mass incarceration, and American literature.
Posts by Barbara Baumgartner
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.