Feminism Unfinished A Short Surprising History of American Women s Movements

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871408211
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Social Science

Reframing feminism for the twenty-first century, this bold and essential history stands up against "bland corporate manifestos" (Sarah Leonard). 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.

Feminism Unfinished

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631490540
Release Date: 2015-07-27
Genre: Social Science

Traces the beginnings 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, while shining a spotlight on often-obscured activism by minorities and the working class.

Feminism Unfinished

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher:
ISBN: 0871406764
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Social Science

Traces the beginnings 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, while shining a spotlight on often-obscured activism by minorities and the working class.

Not My Mother s Sister

Author: Astrid Henry
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025321713X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Rebellious generations and the emergence of new feminisms.

The Other Women s Movement

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400840861
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: History

American feminism has always been about more than the struggle for individual rights and equal treatment with men. There's also a vital and continuing tradition of women's reform that sought social as well as individual rights and argued for the dismantling of the masculine standard. In this much anticipated book, Dorothy Sue Cobble retrieves the forgotten feminism of the previous generations of working women, illuminating the ideas that inspired them and the reforms they secured from employers and the state. This socially and ethnically diverse movement for change emerged first from union halls and factory floors and spread to the "pink collar" domain of telephone operators, secretaries, and airline hostesses. From the 1930s to the 1980s, these women pursued answers to problems that are increasingly pressing today: how to balance work and family and how to address the growing economic inequalities that confront us. The Other Women's Movement traces their impact from the 1940s into the feminist movement of the present. The labor reformers whose stories are told in The Other Women's Movement wanted equality and "special benefits," and they did not see the two as incompatible. They argued that gender differences must be accommodated and that "equality" could not always be achieved by applying an identical standard of treatment to men and women. The reform agenda they championed--an end to unfair sex discrimination, just compensation for their waged labor, and the right to care for their families and communities--launched a revolution in employment practices that carries on today. Unique in its range and perspective, this is the first book to link the continuous tradition of social feminism to the leadership of labor women within that movement.

Feminism and Suffrage

Author: Ellen Carol DuBois
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801486416
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

In the two decades since Feminism and Suffrage was first published, the increased presence of women in politics and the gender gap in voting patterns have focused renewed attention on an issue generally perceived as nineteenth-century. For this new edition, Ellen Carol DuBois addresses the changing context for the history of woman suffrage at the millennium.

Breaking the Wave Women Their Organizations and Feminism 1945 1985

Author: Kathleen A. Laughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136909221
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: History

Breaking the Wave is the first anthology of original essays by both younger and established scholars that takes a long view of feminist activism by systematically examining the dynamics of movement persistence during moments of reaction and backlash. Ranging from the "civic feminism" of white middle-class organizers and the "womanism" of Harlem consumers in the immediate postwar period, to the utopian feminism of Massachusetts lesbian softball league founders and environmentally minded feminists in the 1970s and 1980s, Breaking the Wave documents a continuity of activism in both national and local organizing that creates a new discussion, and a new paradigm, for twentieth century women’s history. Contributors: Jacqueline L. Castledine, Susan K. Freeman, Julie A. Gallagher, Marcia Gallo, Sally J. Kenney, Rebecca M. Kluchin, Kathleen A. Laughlin, Lanethea Mathews, Catherine E. Rymph, Julia Sandy-Bailey, Jennifer A. Stevens, Janet Weaver, and Leandra Zarnow.

Feminist Coalitions

Author: Stephanie Gilmore
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252075391
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

A fresh new look at the productive partnerships forged among second-wave feminists

Moving the Mountain

Author: Flora Davis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252067827
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

Presents the story of the struggles and triumphs of thousands of activists who achieved 'half a revolution' between 1960 and 1990. This book presents a grass-roots view of the small steps and giant leaps that have changed laws and institutions as well as the prejudices and unspoken rules governing a woman's place in American society.

No Small Courage

Author: Nancy F. Cott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195173236
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Presents essays that trace the lives and experiences of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

Confronting Rape

Author: Nancy A. Matthews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134921454
Release Date: 2005-11-28
Genre: Social Science

Public thinking about sexual assault over the last two decades has changed dramatically for the better. Activists in rape crisis centers can claim a feminist success story, but not always as they would choose. Through her study of six rape crisis centers in Los Angeles, Nancy Matthews shows how the State has influenced rape crisis work by supporting the therapeutic aspects of the anti-rape movement's agenda, and pushing feminist rape crisis centers towards conventional frameworks of social service provision, while ignoring the feminist political agenda of transforming gender relations and preventing rape.

America s Working Women

Author: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393312623
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

Uses selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, and fiction to trace the evolution of women's work in America

Political Worlds of Women

Author: Mary Hawkesworth
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813344959
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Political Science

A thorough introduction to women's political struggles in the local, national, regional, transnational, and international contexts, and an essential resource for students and scholars of women's studies and gender politics

All the Rebel Women

Author: Kira Cochrane
Publisher: Guardian Books
ISBN: 9781783560363
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Genre: Social Science

On a bright day at the Epsom Derby, 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison was hit by the king’s horse in one of the defining moments of the fight for women’s suffrage – what became known as feminism’s first wave. The second wave arose in the late-1960s, activists campaigning tirelessly for women’s liberation, organising around a wildly ambitious slate of issues – a struggle their daughters continued in the third wave that blossomed in the early-1990s. Now, a hundred years on from the campaign for the vote, fifty years since the very first murmurs of the second wave movement, a new tide of feminist voices is rising. Scattered across the world, campaigning online as well as marching in the streets, women are making themselves heard in irresistible fashion. They’re demonstrating against media sexism, domestic violence and sexual assault, fighting for equal pay, affordable childcare and abortion rights. Thousands are sharing their experiences through the Everyday Sexism project, marching in Slutwalk protests, joining demonstrations in the wake of the Delhi gang rape, challenging misogynist behaviour and language, online crusaders and ordinary people organising for the freedom of women everywhere. Kira Cochrane’s All the Rebel Women is an irrepressible exploration of today’s feminist landscape, asking how far we have come over the past century – and how far there still is to go. Whether engaging with leading feminists, describing the fight against rape culture or bringing immediate, powerful life to vital theories such as intersectionality, All the Rebel Women binds everything together into one unstoppable idea. This is modern feminism. This is the fourth wave.

The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 9781631493706
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: History

An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time (New York Times Book Review). Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded Klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this “second Klan” spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores. “Part cautionary tale, part expose” (Washington Post), The Second Coming of the KKK “illuminates the surprising scope of the movement” (The New Yorker); the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, manufactured news stories, and mass “Klonvocations” prior to its collapse in 1926?but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition. A “must-read” (Salon) for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers “chilling comparisons to the present day” (New York Review of Books). 8 pages of illustrations