The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America
In this "indispensable book" (Sandra Gilbert), Ruth Rosen takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through the last half of the twentieth century, charting the accomplishments and failures of a movement that transformed American families, business, politics, and society.
Weaving together ten years of archival research and interviews, Rosen turns the long and complicated history of the women's movement into a compelling and coherent narrative. The World Split Open provides a "you are there" account of the inner workings of the women's movement, from the publication of The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and the inception of Ms. Magazine to the feud between Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem and the backlash of the nineties. Writing with vigor and grace, Rosen has created the balanced, meticulously documented, and evocative history that we expect from a distinguished scholar and activist. With uncompromising integrity, The World Split Open challenges us to understand how the women's movement has forever altered our lives and why the revolution is far from over.
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Review: The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed AmericaUser Review - Marleen - Goodreads
Amazing historical and sociological account of the women's movement. Comprehensive and thought provoking. Not to be missed. Read full review
Review: The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed AmericaUser Review - Paul - Goodreads
Very comprehensive and thoughtful look at the full array of second-wave feminism. Includes everything from working-class women's activism in the Midwest to very personal discussions about how much sex and romance changed (and didn't change) in the post-war period. Read full review
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