All-Girl Orchestras: Helen May Butler, The Parisian Redheads, The Hour of Charm Orchestra (Phil Spitalny), Ina Rae Hutton, Dolly Dawn and More by Erica Collins

The identity of a woman is a constantly changing dynamic. In history, women were classified as second class and unequal to their male counterparts. Most of their jobs were traditionally limited to the kitchen and having children; they could not vote, get equal pay, or even own land of their own. In the beginning of the 20th century and particularly the Roaring Twenties, however, things began to change. More Americans lived in cities and the average wealth doubled. Women had more freedom than previous generations as they now had the right to work and had higher paying jobs.