Orleck, Annelise.

Rethinking American Women's Activism. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (245 p.) - eBooks on Demand American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century . - American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Series Editor's Introduction; Prologue: Reflecting on the Wave Metaphor and the Myth of Monolithic Feminism; 1 Rethinking the So-Called First Wave - An Extremely Brief History of Women's Rights Activism in the U.S. Before 1920; 2 Civil Rights, Labor Feminism and Mother Activism From 1920 Through the 1940s; 3 Varieties of Feminism in a Conservative Age; 4 Equality NOW! - Feminism and the Law; 5 Raising Consciousness, Venting Anger, Finding Sisterhood: "The Revolution is What is Happening in Every Woman's Mind" 6 Women's Movements for Redistributive and Social Justice: Other Faces of Radical Feminism7 Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Rights, Lesbian Feminism; 8 Anti-Feminist Backlash and Feminism Reborn: The 1970s Through 2013; Index

In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly evoking the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolutions.In short, thematic chapters, Orleck enables readers to understand the impact of women's activism, and highlights how feminism has flourished through

9781135089061 195 (NL),162.5 (3U)


Feminism -- United States -- History.
Social movements -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History.
Women's rights -- United States -- History.


Electronic books.

HQ1410 .O75 2014

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