There She Is: The History Of Miss America


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You might remember the glitzy days of nationally televised beauty pageants: parades of beautifully coiffed young women representing every corner of America. Was this a celebration of femininity or a slap in the face for feminism? City University of New York professor Margot Mifflin joins host Krys Boyd to take us backstage, where battles for social change butted up against traditional models of who should wear the crown. Her new book is “Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood.”

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