Revolutionizing Expectations : Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980
By: Blair, Melissa Estes.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (220 p.).ISBN: 9780820347868.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women -- United States -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Revolutionizing Expectations : Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980DDC classification: 305.420973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One. Women's Grassroots Political Activism in the 1960s; Chapter Two. Race and Feminism in a Southern City: Durham, North Carolina; Chapter Three. Feminist Coalitions and the era: Indianapolis; Chapter Four. "Not by Tearing Down": Politics and Feminism in Denver; Chapter Five. Responses to Conservatism and the Evolution of Political Tactics; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
In the 1970s the women's movement created tremendous changes in the lives of women throughout the United States. Millions of women participated in a movement that fundamentally altered the country's ideas about how women could and should contribute to American society. Revolutionizing Expectations tells the story of some of those women, many of whom took part in the movement in unexpected ways. By looking at feminist activism in Durham, Denver, and Indianapolis, Melissa Estes Blair uncovers not only the workof local chapters but also the feminist activism of Leagues of Women Voters and of women's religious groups in those pivotal cities. Through her exploration of how women's organizations that were not explicitly feminist became channels for feminism, Blair expands our understanding of who feminists were and what feminist action looked like during the high tide of the women's movement. Revolutionizing Expectations looks beyond feminism's intellectual leaders and uncovers a multifaceted women's movement of white, African American, and Hispanic women from a range of political backgrounds and ages who worked together to bring about tremendous changes in their own lives and the lives of generations of women who followed them.
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