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Rethinking American Women's Activism.

By: Orleck, Annelise.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (245 p.).ISBN: 9781135089061.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History | Social movements -- United States -- History | United States -- Social conditions | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History | Women's rights -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rethinking American Women's ActivismDDC classification: 320.0820973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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
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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

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Orleck (Michigan), well-respected author of Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (CH, Jun'06, 43-6212) and Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (CH, Dec'95, 33-2338), here produces an extremely engaging history of the US women's movement from its 19th-century roots to the present. She briefly addresses activism before 1920 in one chapter, but this is enough to set the stage for a history of feminism. Orleck covers the periods between the waves when nothing allegedly happened by looking at the unglamorous hard work needed to bring about real change. She devotes chapters to the conservative 1950s and flashy 1960s and 1970s and to a backlash against feminism; she also looks at radical feminism, lesbian feminists, and current activism. Treatment of Native American feminism is rare to see. The introduction, which addresses the wave metaphor and the frightening "f-word," is a must read for undergraduates. Orleck's emphasis on varieties of feminism--labor, civil rights, mother, radical, lesbian--makes this highly readable book especially useful for academics as well as a pleasure for general readers. Summing Up: Essential. All public and academic levels/libraries. --Caryn E. Neumann, Miami University

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Annelise Orleck is Professor of History at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 and Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty .

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