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The Resource Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry

Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry

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Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements
Title
Feminism unfinished
Title remainder
a short, surprising history of American women's movements
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the origins of the feminist movement to the 1920s and follows the post-Suffrage movements, which exposed the exploitation of women in the workplace and fought for sexual rights and freedoms
  • "In this bold, revisionist history, three leading scholars of women's history provide the first concise history of American women's movements over the nearly hundred years since women gained the right to vote. They eschew the popular--though incomplete--narrative focusing on the 1960s and 1970s, and trace the world-changing social movement to the 1920s. This broader canvas allows for the struggles of all women, including working-class women, to come to the foreground. Among the many myths the book dispels is the notion that feminism was a movement of the largely white, highly educated, upper middle class. The authors vividly render the struggles of those women who organized rallies, demonstrations, and sit-ins--often working alongside civil rights demonstrators--to demand equal wages and better jobs, as well as the right to both sexual pleasure and reproductive control. The book also provides a counterpoint to the contemporary corporate-backed "lean-in" philosophy; the authors argue that this assumes that gains for a tiny elite will help all women. They demonstrate that, to the contrary, the gains women have made were created by working together for social change rather than by striving individually for personal success. While each new generation since 1920 has arrived in a world improved by the efforts of previous struggles, the movement is far from over. Progress is not a birthright but rather a vision that has been constructed, reconstructed, and fought for over and over again." -- Publisher information
Cataloging source
BYV
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Cobble, Dorothy Sue
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1966-
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  • Gordon, Linda
  • Henry, Astrid
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  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • United States
Label
Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781631490545
Lccn
2014021871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003851537
Label
Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781631490545
Lccn
2014021871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003851537

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