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Author Cobble, Dorothy Sue.
Title Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements / Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry.
Imprint New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2014]
Edition First edition.

Author Cobble, Dorothy Sue.
Subject Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Women's rights -- United States -- History.
Feminism -- history.
Women's Rights -- history.
Alt Name Gordon, Linda.
Henry, Astrid, 1966-
Description xxi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents More than sex equality : feminism after suffrage / Dorothy Sue Cobble -- The Women's Liberation Movement / Linda Gordon -- From a mindset to a movement : feminism since 1990 / Astrid Henry -- Afterword.
Summary Traces the origins 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.
"In this bold, revisionist history, three leading scholars of women's history provide the first concise history of American women's movements over the nearly hundred years since women gained the right to vote. They eschew the popular--though incomplete--narrative focusing on the 1960s and 1970s, and trace the world-changing social movement to the 1920s. This broader canvas allows for the struggles of all women, including working-class women, to come to the foreground. Among the many myths the book dispels is the notion that feminism was a movement of the largely white, highly educated, upper middle class. The authors vividly render the struggles of those women who organized rallies, demonstrations, and sit-ins--often working alongside civil rights demonstrators--to demand equal wages and better jobs, as well as the right to both sexual pleasure and reproductive control. The book also provides a counterpoint to the contemporary corporate-backed "lean-in" philosophy; the authors argue that this assumes that gains for a tiny elite will help all women. They demonstrate that, to the contrary, the gains women have made were created by working together for social change rather than by striving individually for personal success. While each new generation since 1920 has arrived in a world improved by the efforts of previous struggles, the movement is far from over. Progress is not a birthright but rather a vision that has been constructed, reconstructed, and fought for over and over again."--Publisher information.
ISBN 9780871406767 (hardcover)
0871406764 (hardcover)
ISBN/ISSN 99960007196
OCLC # 881469524