The world split open: how the modern women's movement changed America

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Penguin, 2000 - History - 444 pages
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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.

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Review: The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America

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In The World Split Open Ruth Rosen provides an overview of second wave feminism from the early sixties to the nineteen eighties, charting the rise of the Women's Movement and its impact on American ... Read full review

Review: The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America

User Review  - Marleen - Goodreads

Amazing historical and sociological account of the women's movement. Comprehensive and thought provoking. Not to be missed. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Ruth Rosen is professor of history at the University of California at Davis. She writes regularly for Dissent and The Women's Review of Books.

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