"Yale University, along with most of America’s top colleges, kept its gates closed to women undergraduates until the fall of 1969. The reason for letting them in? As an incentive for men to attend. Yale Needs Women is the story of why the most elite schools in the nation refused women for so long, and what the first women to enter those halls faced when they stepped onto campus."
Yale Needs Women, based on six years of archival research and eighty oral histories, chronicles the early years of undergraduate coeducation at Yale, 1969-1972. It received strong reviews in the New York Times and The Washington Post, and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten higher education books of 2019.
"This stunning, engaging work highlights the strength and courage of women who fought for their future against centuries of patriarchy." Library Journa, STARRED Review
Breakwater Books will have copies of Yale Needs Women available for purchase at the store and on this website.
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