Looking for Miss America

In Looking for Miss America, historian Margot Mifflin encourages us to view Miss America as more complicated than just sashes, hairspray and high heels.

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Review of ‘Looking for Miss America’

If you’ve disregarded the Miss America pageant as nothing but frivolous cheesecake, you are not alone. But consider taking a closer look at this cultural artifact, which has been around nearly as long as women have had the right to vote. In Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood, historian Margot…

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Book Clubs: September 2021

These four provocative nonfiction books offer fresh perspectives on our nation.

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