Feminism in Our Time

The Essential Writings, World War II to the Present
Author: Miriam Schneir
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 503
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Gathers a selection of modern feminist writings by Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, Susan Brownmiller, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, and Andrea Dworkin

Feminism

The Essential Historical Writings
Author: Miriam Schneir
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804152462
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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This essential volume brings together more than forty of the most important historical writings on feminism, covering 150 years of the struggle for women’s freedom. Spanning the American Revolution to the first decades of the twentieth century, these works—many long out of print or forgotten—are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. This richly diverse collection contains excerpts from books, essays, speeches, documents, and letters, as well as poetry, drama, and fiction by major feminist writers, including: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, George Sand, Mary Wollstonecraft, Abigail Adams, Emma Goldman, Friedrich Engels, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, John Stuart Mill, Margaret Sanger, Virginia Woolf, and many others. The pieces in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings cover the crucial challenges faced by women, including marriage as an instrument of oppression; a woman's desire to control her own body; the economic independence of women; and the search for selfhood, and extensive commentaries by the editor help the reader see the historical context of each selection.

Final Verdict

What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case
Author: Walter Schneir
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1935554794
Category: True Crime
Page: 208
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A new narrative of the famed case that finally solves its remaining mysteries, by the author of the bestselling Invitation to an Inquest Walter and Miriam Schneir’s 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inquest was among the first critical accounts of the controversial case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, famously executed in 1953 for passing atom bomb secrets to Soviet Russia. In Invitation the Schneirs presented exhaustive and damning evidence that key witnesses in the trial had changed their stories after coaching from prosecutors, and that the FBI had forged evidence. The conclusion was unavoidable: The Rosenbergs were innocent. But were they? Thirty years after the publication of Inquest, Walter Schneir was back on the case after bits and pieces of new evidence started coming to light, much of it connecting Julius Rosenberg to Soviet espionage. Over more than a decade, Schneir continued his search for the truth, meeting with former intelligence officials in Moscow and Prague, and cross checking details recorded in thousands of government documents. The result is an entirely new narrative of the Rosenberg case. The reality, Schneir demonstrates, is that Rosenbergs ended up hopelessly trapped: prosecuted for atomic espionage they didn’t commit—but unable to admit earlier espionage activities during World War II. As it happened, Julius Rosenberg was only marginally involved in the atomic spy ring he was depicted as leading—while Ethel, critically, was not at all involved. The two lied when the contended they knew nothing about espionage. Ethel knew about it and Julius had practiced it, but the government’s contention that they had stolen the “secret” of the atom bomb was critically and fatally flawed.

Feminism and the Women's Movement

Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism
Author: Barbara Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317796098
Category: History
Page: 272
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In Feminism and the Women's Movement, Barbara Ryan integrates a broad historical view with an analytical framework drawn from the theory of social movements. Relying on participation and observation of diverse groups involved in the woman's movement, interviews with long-term activists, and readings of historical and contemporary movement publications, she discusses the changing nature of feminist ideology and movement organizing. Ryan portrays the successes and difficulties that women have faced in their efforts to effect social change in recent history.

Over There

Living with the U.S. Military Empire from World War Two to the Present
Author: Maria Höhn,Seungsook Moon
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348276
Category: History
Page: 453
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Essays explore the social impact of America s global network of military bases by examining interactions between U.S. soldiers and members of host communities in South Korea, Japan/Okinawa, and West Germany.

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements


Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble,Linda Gordon,Astrid Henry
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 087140821X
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Reframing feminism for the twenty-first century, this bold and essential history stands up against "bland corporate manifestos" (Sarah Leonard). Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women’s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women’s history. Also challenging the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy and asserting that women’s histories all too often depoliticize politics, labor issues, and divergent economic circumstances, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry demonstrate that the post-Suffrage women’s movement focused on exploitation of women in the workplace as well as on inherent sexual rights. The authors carefully revise our “wave” vision of feminism, which previously suggested that there were clear breaks and sharp divisions within these media-driven “waves.” Showing how history books have obscured the notable activism by working-class and minority women in the past, Feminism Unfinished provides a much-needed corrective.

Harlem Nocturne

Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II
Author: Farah Jasmine Griffin
Publisher: Civitas Books
ISBN: 0465069975
Category: History
Page: 256
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As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, Harlem's diverse array of artists and activists launched a bold cultural offensive aimed at winning democracy for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. In Harlem Nocturne, esteemed scholar Farah Jasmine Griffin tells the stories of three black female artists whose creative and political efforts fueled this movement for change: novelist Ann Petry, a major new literary voice; choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus, a pioneer in her field; and composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams, a prominent figure in the emergence of Be-Bop. As Griffin shows, these women made enormous strides for social justice during the war, laying the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement before the Cold War temporarily froze their democratic dreams. A rich account of three distinguished artists and the city that inspired them, Harlem Nocturne captures a period of unprecedented vitality and progress for African Americans and women in the United States.

The Unwomanly Face of War

An Oral History of Women in World War II
Author: Светлана Алексиевич
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0399588728
Category: History
Page: 331
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"Bringing together dozens of voices ... [this is a] collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories"--Provided by publisher.

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)


Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Red Feminism

American Communism and the Making of Women's Liberation
Author: Kate Weigand
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801871115
Category: History
Page: 240
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"The gulf between first- and second-wave feminism seems less broad thanks to this thoughtful analysis of women's activism with the Communist Party U.S.A. between World War II and the mid-1950s." -- Booklist

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)


Author: Betty Friedan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393239187
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

The Stepford Wives


Author: Ira Levin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062037609
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's Baby With an Introduction by Peter Straub For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade lies a terrible secret -- a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same. At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements


Author: Immanuel Ness
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131747189X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1750
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This four-volume set examines every social movement in American history - from the great struggles for abolition, civil rights, and women's equality to the more specific quests for prohibition, consumer safety, unemployment insurance, and global justice.

The Feminist Revolution

The Struggle for Women's Liberation
Author: Bonnie J. Morris,D-M Withers
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588346129
Category: History
Page: 224
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"Collection of essays, oral histories, and illustrations depicting the feminist revolution"--

Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307267146
Category: Political Science
Page: 294
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Radicals in America

The U.S. Left since the Second World War
Author: Howard Brick,Christopher Phelps
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521515602
Category: History
Page: 344
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Radicals in America offers the first complete and continuous history of left-wing social movements in the United States from the Second World War to the present. The book traces the full panoply of radical activist causes, demonstrating how successive generations join currents of dissent, face setbacks and political repression, and generate new challenges to the status quo.

They Fought for the Motherland

Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution
Author: Laurie Stoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 294
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Chronicles the experiences, impact, and significance of thousands of Russian women who joined the military to defend their homeland--all examined within the context of Russian society, the Russian Revolution, and the war itself. Based on deep archival research and numerous first-hand accounts.

Radical Womanhood

Feminine Faith in a Feminist World
Author: Carolyn McCulley
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575674148
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Biblical womanhood is not for the weak. In an age that seeks to obliterate God and His authority, modeling biblical womanhood involves spiritual warfare. RadicalWomanhood seeks to equip new believers and long-time Christians alike, exposing the anti-God agenda of the three waves of feminism to date and presenting the pro-woman truth of the Scriptures. Illustrated with numerous personal testimonies, this book will dig deep into the Word and show how it can be lived out today. The foundation and core message of Radical Womanhood is consistent with the traditional complementarian teaching on biblical womanhood. However, the target audience, tone, and style are radically different. Most books on this subject take a heavily didactic tone that assumes an awareness of Christian lingo and a high degree of spiritual maturity. Radical Womanhood has the narrative approach appreciated by postmodern readers, but still incorporates solid, biblically-based teaching for personal application and growth.