The American women's movement, 1945-2000

a brief history with documents


Author: Nancy MacLean

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins


Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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The American women’s movement was one of the most influential social movements of the twentieth century. Beginning with small numbers, the women’s movement eventually involved tens of thousands of women and men. Longstanding ideas and habits came under scrutiny as activists questioned and changed the nation’s basic institutions, including all branches of government, the workplace, and the family. Nancy MacLean’s introduction and collection of primary sources engage students with the most up-to-date scholarship in U.S. women’s history. The introduction traces the deep roots of the women’s movement and demonstrates the continuity from women’s activism in the labor movement and New Deal networks, the black civil rights movement, and the peace movement to the height of Second Wave feminism and into the Third Wave. The primary sources reflect the social breadth and depth of the movement. Dispelling the misconception that the American women’s movement was solely a white, middle-class cause, the documents include the voices of women of all ages, classes, and ethnicities. Topics addressed range from wage discrimination, peace activism, housework and childcare, sexuality, and reproductive rights to welfare, education, socialism, violence against women, and more. Document headnotes, a chronology of the women’s movement, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and index support student learning, classroom discussion, and further research.

The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976–1998

Electoral Failures and the Vagaries of Identity Politics


Author: Alan H. Levy

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739187252

Category: History

Page: 376

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The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976–1998 is the second part of the first full biography of Bella Abzug. Alan H. Levy explores the political life of one of the most important woman in politics in mid- and late-twentieth-century America. This second part takes up Abzug’s life from the point in 1976 when she narrowly lost her bid for the N.Y. Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. The biography follows Abzug’s unsuccessful attempts to regain political prominence, and her work on behalf of women at both national and international levels.

Feminist Collections

A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

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The #MeToo Movement


Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144086750X

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 7173

This volume provides a concise but authoritative overview of the #MeToo Movement and its enormous impact on American society, from the studios of Hollywood to factories, campuses, and offices across the country. • Provides entries devoted to individual events as well as milestones • Presents biographical profiles to help readers to understand the motivations and accomplishments of important activists and figures • Offers essays that explore the lasting impact of the movement on American life • Features an annotated bibliography that directs readers to resources for further study

The Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospital

A History


Author: Linda Bryder

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775587231

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Natural childbirth and rooming-in; artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation; sterilisation and abortion: women's health and reproduction went through a revolution in the twentieth century as scientific advances confronted ethical and political dilemmas. In New Zealand, the major site for this revolution was National Women's Hospital. Established in Auckland in 1946, with a purpose-built building that opened in 1964, National Women's was the home of medical breakthroughs by Sir William (Bill) Liley and Sir Graham (Mont) Liggins; of the Lawson quintuplets and the 'glamorous gynaecologists'; and of scandals surrounding the so-called 'unfortunate experiment' and the neonatal chest physiotherapy inquiry. In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the evolution of National Women's in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses, midwives, consumer groups and patients to show how together their dialogue shaped the nature of motherhood and women's health in twentieth-century New Zealand.

Califia Women

Feminist Education Against Sexism, Classism, and Racism


Author: Clark A. Pomerleau

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752946

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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Launched in 1975, the Califia Community organized activist educational camps and other programs in southern California until its dissolution in 1987. An alternative to mainstream academia’s attempts to tie feminism to university courses, Califia blended aspects of feminism that spanned the labels “second wave” and “radical,” attracting women from a range of gender expressions, sexual orientations, class backgrounds, and races or ethnicities. Califia Women captures the history of the organization through oral history interviews, archives, and other forms of primary research. The result is a lens for re-reading trends in feminist and social justice activism of the time period, contextualized against a growing conservative backlash. Throughout each chapter, readers learn about the triumphs and frictions feminists encountered as they attempted to build on the achievements of the postwar Civil Rights movement. With its backdrop of southern California, the book emphasizes a region that has often been overlooked in studies of East Coast or San Francisco Bay–area activism. Califia Women also counters the notions that radical and lesbian feminists were unwilling to address intersectional identities generally and that they withdrew from political activism after 1975. Instead, the Califia Community shows evidence that these and other feminists intentionally created an educational forum that embraced oppositional consciousness and sought to serve a variety of women, including radical Christian reformers, Wiccans, scholars of color, and GLBT activists.


Deutsche Kommunisten zwischen USA-Exil und DDR


Author: Mario Keßler

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3412500453

Category: History

Page: 576

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Mario Keßler geht in seinem neuen Buch den Spuren deutscher kommunistischer Exilanten in den USA nach, die nach dem Ende des Nazi-Regimes in die DDR zurückkehrt sind. Er schildert sowohl ihre Exilerfahrungen in der kapitalistischen Gesellschaft der USA wie auch ihre Lebensumstände im Osten Deutschlands nach 1945. Kein Kommunist ist in den Westen Deutschlands zurückgekehrt. Von Interesse sind nicht nur die eingetragenen KPD-Mitglieder, sondern auch „Kommunisten ohne Parteibuch“ wie Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler, Ernst Bloch oder Stefan Heym. Auf der politischen Ebene geht es primär um die Frage, welche Entwürfe für ein Nachkriegsdeutschland das deutsche kommunistische Exil entwickelte und welche Hoffnungen sich in der DDR erfüllten oder nicht erfüllten. Auf intellektuell-geschichtlicher Ebene interessiert den Autor besonders die Bindung der sehr unterschiedlichen Akteure an die kommunistische Partei oder deren Umfeld – und zwar sowohl in den USA als auch in der DDR. Auf kulturgeschichtlicher Ebene wird – vor allem bei Schriftstellern, Journalisten und Künstlern – nach dem „kulturellen Gepäck“ gefragt, das die Rückkehrer aus den USA mitbrachten. Beargwöhnt wurden sie in beiden Ländern, benötigt wohl nur in der DDR.

Massive Resistance

The White Response to the Civil Rights Movement


Author: George Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780340900222

Category: History

Page: 240

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Massive Resistance is a compelling account of the white segregationist opposition to the US civil rights movement from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. It provides vivid insights into what sparked the confrontations in US society during the run-up to the major civil rights laws that transformed America's social and political landscape.


Bücher der Vertraulichkeiten


Author: Francesco Petrarca

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110191598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 965

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In 1350, the Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarca decided to form a collection of all his correspondence. The letters deal with multifarious topics, switch between narration and instruction, the personal and the general, and are addressed to various of his learned friends and contemporaries. Theyconstitute a treasure trove for the history of ideas. This is the first complete German-language edition of the famous 24 books of the Epistolae familiares; they have been translated from the Latin by Prof. Berthe Widmer, an acknowledged authority on Petrarch. The translation is accompanied by a detailed commentary on the texts, giving factual information on aspects which are largely unknown today, for example on persons, authors and places mentioned. Access to the letters is further facilitated by an annotated index of the addressees and an overview of the contents of the letters. A detailed introduction locates the letters in the context of Petrarch's complete works and his age. The letters represent a most important document in the history of literature and are of inestimable value for all literary scholars and historiansas well as forhistorians of philosophy.

America, History and Life


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Die Frauen der Revolution


Author: Jules Michelet

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743715058

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Jules Michelet: Die Frauen der Revolution »Les femmes de la révolution«. Erstdruck: 1854. Hier in der deutschen Übersetzung von Gisela Etzel, München, Verlag Albert Langen, 1913 mit einem Vorwort und Nachwort sowie zusätzlichen Fußnoten von Richard Kühn. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: F. Dori, Illustration zur Geschichte großer Nationen, 1870. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Radikaler Protest

Zur soziologischen Theorie politischer Bewegungen


Author: Andreas Pettenkofer

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593387603

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 8911

Die Bedingungen, unter denen radikale Protestbewegungen entstehen, sind zentral für die Erklärung sozialen Wandels. Andreas Pettenkofer liefert eine – bisher fehlende – kritische Gesamtdarstellung der entsprechenden Theorien. Darüber hinaus entwirft er in Anknüpfung an Konzepte der klassischen Religionssoziologie eine Theorie, um die Mechanismen auch des kulturellen Wandels zu erklären, die mit Protestbewegungen verbunden sind. Er ermöglicht damit ein genaueres Verständnis von Protestphänomenen. Zugleich zeigt er, welchen Nutzen die Analyse radikaler Protestbewegungen für die allgemeine sozialtheoretische Diskussion bringt.