U. S. Women in Struggle: A Feminist Studies Anthology / Edition 1

U. S. Women in Struggle: A Feminist Studies Anthology / Edition 1

by Claire Goldberg Moses
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252064623

ISBN-13: 9780252064623

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This lively collection highlights the remarkable diversity of U. S. women's struggles from the early 1800s to the present. Bringing together articles originally published in the journal Feminist Studies, which from its inception has sought to link scholarship to activism, the volume reflects on the ways women have organized, the conditions that have discouraged or…  See more details below

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This lively collection highlights the remarkable diversity of U. S. women's struggles from the early 1800s to the present. Bringing together articles originally published in the journal Feminist Studies, which from its inception has sought to link scholarship to activism, the volume reflects on the ways women have organized, the conditions that have discouraged or encouraged their organizing, and the significance of race, class, ethnicity, religion, age, and sexual orientation, as well as gender, for their struggles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252064623
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Women in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Power of Women's Networks: A Case Study of Female Moral Reform in Antebellum America1
2Feminist Friends: Agrarian Quakers and the Emergence of Woman's Rights in America21
3The Radicalism of the Woman Suffrage Movement: Notes toward the Reconstruction of Nineteenth-Century Feminism42
4Seeking Ecstasy on the Battlefield: Danger and Pleasure in Nineteenth-Century Feminist Sexual Thought52
5Separatism as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-193071
6Women in the 1920s' Ku Klux Klan Movement89
7"Where Are the Organized Women Workers?"110
8Race, Sex, and Class: Black Female Tobacco Workers in Durham, North Carolina, 1920-1940, and the Development of Female Consciousness134
9Challenging "Woman's Place": Feminism, the Left, and Industrial Unionism in the 1930s145
10Rethinking Troubled Relations between Women and Unions: Craft Unionism and Female Activism166
11"We Are That Mythical Thing Called the Public": Militant Housewives during the Great Depression189
12Ladies' Day at the Capitol: Women Strike for Peace versus HUAC214
13Oral History and the Study of Sexuality in the Lesbian Community: Buffalo, New York, 1940-1960240
14The Rise and Fall of Feminist Organizations in the 1970s: Dayton as a Case Study259
15Race, Class, and Gender: Prospects for an All-inclusive Sisterhood277
16My Black Mothers and Sisters; or, On Beginning a Cultural Autobiography296
17Abortion in the Courts: A Laywoman's Historical Guide311
18Debating Difference: Feminism, Pregnancy, and the Workplace333
19Something Old, Something New: Auxiliary Work in the 1983-1986 Copper Strike356
20Women Workers and the Yale Strike373
21Changing Goals and Changing Strategies: Varieties of Women's Political Activities396
Contributors415
Index421

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