Joyous Greetings: The First International Womens Movement, 1830-1860 by Bonnie S. Anderson

Joyous Greetings: The First International Womens Movement, 1830-1860

byBonnie S. Anderson

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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Over one hundred fifty years ago, champions of women's rights in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany formed the world's earliest international feminist movement. Joyous Greetings is the first book to tell their story. From Seneca Falls in upstate New York to the barricades of revolutionary Paris, from the Crystal Palace in London to small towns in the German Rhineland, early feminists united to fight for the cause of women. At the height of the Victorian period, they insisted their sex deserved full politicalequality, called for a new kind of marriage based on companionship, claimed the right to divorce and to get custody of their children, and argued that an unjust economic system forced women into poorly paid jobs. They rejected the traditional view that women's subordination was preordained, natural,and universal. In restoring these daring activists' achievements to history, Joyous Greetings passes on their inspiring and empowering message to today's new generation of feminists.

About The Author

A life-long New Yorker, Bonnie S. Anderson is a Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she teaches women's history and British history. With Judith Zinsser, she co-authored the classic two-volume narrative A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Pres...

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Title:Joyous Greetings: The First International Womens Movement, 1830-1860Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 0.91 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195143973

ISBN - 13:9780195143973

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"An excellent introduction to the roots of modern feminism."--Booklist