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Moving the mountain : the women's movement in America since 1960 / Flora Davis.

By: Davis, Flora.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1991Description: 604 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0671602071; 9780671602079.Other title: Women's movement in America since 1960.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History | Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Feminism History | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Moving the mountain.DDC classification: 305.42/0973/09046 LOC classification: HQ1421 | .D385 1991Other classification: 71.38
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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HQ1426 .D365 1991 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000851337

Includes bibliographical references (p. [574]-581) and index.

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This is an unbiased, finely detailed account of the second wave of the women's movement in America. Rarely is history so emotionally compelling as in Davis's depiction of the struggles and anger of these activist women. In part one, she chronicles the birth, submersion, and eventual rebirth of feminism; she then examines in part two such issues as women in politics, the women's health movement, and lesbian feminism. In the last section, she discusses where the current movement is and where it is going. Davis interviewed many activist women for this book, but a lengthy bibliography and thorough footnoting indicate scholarly attention to the subject. Another history of the contemporary women's movement is Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor's Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s ( LJ 5/15/87), but it focuses on the postwar era. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries. (Index not seen.) See also Susan Faludi's Backlash ( LJ 9/15/91) and Paula Kamen's Feminist Fatale ( LJ 9/15/91).--Ed.-- Cindy Faries, Pennsylvania State Univ. Lib., University Park (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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