Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History Of American Women's Movements

August 26, 2014|
Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History Of American Women's Movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble
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The American women’s movement has been shrouded in myths, argue three leading scholars in this bold and revisionist history.

Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women’s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women’s history. Also challenging the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy and asserting that women’s histories all too often depoliticize politics, labor issues, and divergent economic circumstances, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry demonstrate that the post-Suffrage women’s movement focused on exploitation of women in the workplace as well as on inherent sexual rights. The authors carefully revise our “wave” vision of feminism, which previously suggested that there were clear breaks and sharp divisions within these media-driven “waves.” Showing how history books have obscured the notable activism by working-class and minority women in the past, Feminism Unfinished provides a much-needed corrective.
Dorothy Sue Cobble lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and teaches at Rutgers University, where she is the Distinguished Professor of History and Labor Studies.Linda Gordon, winner of two Bancroft Prizes and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, is the author of The Second Coming of the KKK, Dorothea Lange and Impounded, and the coauthor of Fe...
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Title:Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History Of American Women's Movements
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:256 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.9 in
Published:August 26, 2014
Publisher:WW Norton
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780871406767

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