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The Resource The feminist promise : 1792 to the present, Christine Stansell

The feminist promise : 1792 to the present, Christine Stansell

Label
The feminist promise : 1792 to the present
Title
The feminist promise
Title remainder
1792 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Christine Stansell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than two centuries, the ranks of feminists have included dreamy idealists and conscientious reformers, erotic rebels and angry housewives, dazzling writers, shrewd political strategists, and thwarted workingwomen. With a deft hand, Stansell paints richly detailed, surprising portraits of well-known leaders: Mary Wollstonecraft, the passionate English writer who in 1792 published the first full-scale argument for the rights of women; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, brilliant and fearless; the imperious, quarrelsome Betty Friedan. Others, too, appear in unforgettable new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in the 1970s led a revolution in the constitutional interpretations of women's rights, and Toni Morrison, whose bittersweet prose gave voice to the modern black female experience. Stansell accounts for the failures of feminism as well as the successes. She notes significant moments in the struggle for gender equality, such as the emergence in the early 1900s of the dashing 'New Woman'; the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote; the post-World War II collapse of suburban neo-Victorianism; and the radical feminism of the 1960s--all of which led to vast changes in American culture and society. The Feminist Promise dramatically updates our understanding of feminism, taking the story through the age of Reagan and into the era of international feminist movements that have swept the globe."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stansell, Christine
Dewey number
305.4209
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1150
LC item number
.S723 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • Women
Label
The feminist promise : 1792 to the present, Christine Stansell
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223096353868
  • 31223092586651
  • 31223092586677
  • 31223096353900
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wild wishes -- Brothers and sisters: women's rights and the abolition of slavery -- New moral worlds -- Loyalty's limits: the Civil War, emancipation, and women's bids for power -- The politics of the mothers -- Modern times: political revival and winning the vote -- Democratic homemaking and its discontents: feminism in the lost years -- The revolt of the daughters -- Politics as usual and unusual politics -- Politics and the female body -- Global feminism: the age of Reagan and beyond
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 503 p.
Isbn
9780812972023
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009026662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 290468638
  • (OCoLC)290468638
Label
The feminist promise : 1792 to the present, Christine Stansell
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223096353868
  • 31223092586651
  • 31223092586677
  • 31223096353900
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wild wishes -- Brothers and sisters: women's rights and the abolition of slavery -- New moral worlds -- Loyalty's limits: the Civil War, emancipation, and women's bids for power -- The politics of the mothers -- Modern times: political revival and winning the vote -- Democratic homemaking and its discontents: feminism in the lost years -- The revolt of the daughters -- Politics as usual and unusual politics -- Politics and the female body -- Global feminism: the age of Reagan and beyond
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 503 p.
Isbn
9780812972023
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009026662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 290468638
  • (OCoLC)290468638

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