The World Split Open: How The Modern Women's Movement Changed America: Revised And Updated With A…

Paperback | December 26, 2006

byRuth Rosen

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The Newly Revised and Updated Edition

In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolution. Rosen's fresh look at the recent past reveals fascinating but little-known information including how the FBI hired hundreds of women to infiltrate the movement. Using extensive archival research and interviews, Rosen challenges readers to understand the impact of the women's movement and to see why the revolution is far from over.

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The Newly Revised and Updated Edition In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated i...

Ruth Rosen, a professor emerita at the University of California, Davis, teaches history and public policy at U.C. Berkeley.  She is the editor of The Maimie Papers and author of Prostitution in America. She is a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and editorial writer and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. A cofounder an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:December 26, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140097198

ISBN - 13:9780140097191

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Longest Revolution
Chronology

Part One: Refugees from the Fifties
Chapter 1: Dawn of Discontent
Chapter 2: Female Generation Gap

Part Two: Rebirth of Feminism
Chapter 3: Limits of Liberalism
Chapter 4: Leaving the Left

Part Three: Through the Eyes of Women
Chapter 5: Hidden Injuries of Sex
Chapter 6: Passion and Politics
Chapter 7: The Politics of Paranoia

Part Four: No End in Sight
Chapter 8: The Proliferation of Feminism
Chapter 9: Sisterhood to Superwoman

Epilogue: Beyond BacklashNotes
Acknowledgments
Interviews Not Cited in Notes and Archival Collections
Bibliography for Further Reading and Research
Index

Editorial Reviews

"People who decry and fear women's liberation should read [this book]. The experience will provide them with a factual underpinning for what women were, and still are, up against." --The Washington Post"A first-rate history of contemporary feminism....[Rosen's] account of the past 50 years is comprehensive and detailed, erudite and personal, suitable for the night table as well as the academy." --San Francisco Chronicle