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Respect Study Guide

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Background | Social Conditions During the Decades | Discussion Questions | Worksheets & Activities
References | Appendices

Appendices

Table 1
Actual numbers and percentages of women’s Top-40 hits, by decade

Decade
Total Top-40 Hits
Total Top 40
Women-Solo
%Women Solo
1900s
390
19
5%
1910s
400
44
11%
1920s
400
44
11%
1930s
400
11
3%
1940s
2,068
268
13%
1950s
2,439
452
19%
1960s
2,984
428
14%
1970s
2,403
295
12%
1980s
2,183
392
18%
1990s through 1994
908
226
25%


Dr. Dorothy Marcic is former professor at Vanderbilt University and the author of twelve books, including RESPECT: Women and Popular Music, the basis for this musical theater show, RESPECT, a project she has been working on since 1999. To read more the show, visit its website at www.respectamusicaljourney.com. Dorothy's other books include Understanding Management, Managing with the Wisdom of Love, and four children’s titles with Golden Books. Many years ago Dr. Marcic worked on the TV show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She has traveled the U.S. and the world doing the one-woman show, The Musical History of Women, which has been well-received in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Holland, England and South Africa. She's appeared on C-SPAN, CMT, and Bravo Network. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught at the Univ. of Economics in Prague, where she lived for four years. She is married to Vanderbilt Professor Dick Daft and has three incredible daughters—Roxanne, Solange and Elizabeth—who are her proudest achievements.

Background | Social Conditions During the Decades | Discussion Questions | Worksheets & Activities
References | Appendices