Castledine, Jacqueline L.

Cold war progressives : women's interracial organizing for peace and freedom / Women's interracial organizing for peace and freedom Jacqueline Castledine. - Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, c2012. - 1 online resource - JSTOR eBooks Women in American history . - Women in American history. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Gender, politics, and the emerging Cold War -- Progressive feminisms -- Progressive mothers -- "Battleships, atom bombs, and lynch ropes" -- Cold war legacies -- From the popular front to a new left.

"In recognizing the relation between gender, race, and class oppression, American women of the postwar Progressive Party made the claim that peace required not merely the absence of violence, but also the presence of social and political equality. For progressive women, peace was the essential thread that connected the various aspects of their activist agendas. This study maps the routes taken by postwar popular front women activists into peace and freedom movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Historian Jacqueline Castledine tells the story of their decades-long effort to keep their intertwined social and political causes from unraveling and to maintain the connections among peace, feminism, and racial equality."--Project Muse.

0252094433 (electronic bk.) 9780252094439 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt38xj67 JSTOR

Feminism--History--United States--20th century.
Second-wave feminism--United States.
Women's rights--History--United States--20th century.
Women--Political activity--History--United States--20th century.
Peace movements--History--United States--20th century.

HQ1426 / .C2837 2012