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Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975

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In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement. Along with a small group of dedicated women, she produced the seminal journal series, No More Fun and Games. Her group, Cell 16 occupied the radical fringe of the growing movement, considered too outspoken and too outrageous by mainstream advocates for women's rights.

Dunbar-Ortiz was also a dedicated anti-war activist and organizer throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During the war years she was a fiery, indefatigable public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism. She worked in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, and formed associations with other revolutionaries across the spectrum of radical and underground politics, including the SDS, the Weather Underground, the Revolutionary Union, and the African National Congress. But unlike the majority of those in the New Left—young white men from solidly middle-class suburban families—Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left and with the women's movement.

Dunbar-Ortiz's odyssey from dust-bowl poverty to the urban radical fringes of the New Left gives a working-class, feminist perspective on a time and a movement which forever changed American society.

"Roxanne Dunbar gives the lie to the myth that all New Left activists of the 60s and 70s were spoiled children of the suburban middle classes. Read this book to find out what are the roots of radicalism—anti-racist, pro-worker, feminist—for a child of working-class Okie background."—Mark Rudd, SDS, Columbia University strike leader

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian and professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Hayward. She is the author of Red Dirt: Growing up Okie, The Great Sioux Nation, and Roots of Resistance, among other books.

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Dunbar-Ortiz (history, California State U.-Hayward) picks up the story where her left off—moving to San Francisco in 1960. Here she tells of her development as a political radical during the Vietnam War and the beginnings of the women's liberation movement.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A founder of the feminist movement tells of her life as a radical activist and revolutionary.

Synopsis:

Cultural Writing. Memoir. Native American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. In this book, a founder of the feminist movement tells of her life as a radical activist and revolutionary. In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement. During the war years in the 1960s and 1970s she was a fiery, indefatigable public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism. She worked in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade and formed associations with other revolutionaries across the spectrum of radical and underground politics, including the SDS, the Weather Underground, the Revolutionary Union, and the African National Congress. But unlike the majority of those in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left and with the women's movement. "I stand in awe of Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz. She is a survivor, capital "S". She was there in the middle of it all"--Madonna Gilbert Thunder Hawk, AIM leader.

Synopsis:

In 1968, Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement but unlike the majority of those in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left an with the women's movement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872863903
Subtitle:
A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975
Author:
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
Author:
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
Author:
Ortiz, Roxanne Dunbar
Publisher:
City Lights Publishers
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Women revolutionaries
Subject:
Women political activists
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Feminists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20020201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
8.00 x 6.00 in

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A founder of the feminist movement tells of her life as a radical activist and revolutionary.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. Memoir. Native American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. In this book, a founder of the feminist movement tells of her life as a radical activist and revolutionary. In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement. During the war years in the 1960s and 1970s she was a fiery, indefatigable public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism. She worked in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade and formed associations with other revolutionaries across the spectrum of radical and underground politics, including the SDS, the Weather Underground, the Revolutionary Union, and the African National Congress. But unlike the majority of those in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left and with the women's movement. "I stand in awe of Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz. She is a survivor, capital "S". She was there in the middle of it all"--Madonna Gilbert Thunder Hawk, AIM leader.
"Synopsis" by , In 1968, Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement but unlike the majority of those in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left an with the women's movement.
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