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In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolution. Rosen's fresh look at the recent past reveals fascinating but little-known information including how the FBI hired hundreds of women to infiltrate the movement. Using extensive archival research and interviews, Rosen challenges readers to understand the impact of the women's movement and to see why the revolution is far from over.
In this narrative, Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in the era's most far-reaching social evolution. photos.
About the Author
Ruth Rosen, a professor emerita at the University of California, Davis, teaches history and public policy at U.C. Berkeley. She is the editor of The Maimie Papers and author of Prostitution in America. She is a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and editorial writer and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. A cofounder and senior fellow of the Longview Institute, she writes for a wide variety of magazines and journals, including TomDispatch.com, The History News Network, TomPaine.com, The American Prospect, Dissent, The Nation, AlterNet.org, and is a regular contributor to the online political Web site Talking Points Memo Café.
Table of Contents
Preface: The Longest Revolution
Part One: Refugees from the Fifties
Chapter 1: Dawn of Discontent
Chapter 2: Female Generation Gap
Part Two: Rebirth of Feminism
Chapter 3: Limits of Liberalism
Chapter 4: Leaving the Left
Part Three: Through the Eyes of Women
Chapter 5: Hidden Injuries of Sex
Chapter 6: Passion and Politics
Chapter 7: The Politics of Paranoia
Part Four: No End in Sight
Chapter 8: The Proliferation of Feminism
Chapter 9: Sisterhood to Superwoman
Epilogue: Beyond Backlash Notes
Interviews Not Cited in Notes and Archival Collections
Bibliography for Further Reading and Research