From Eve to Dawn: The masculine mystique (Google eBook)

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Feminist Press at CUNY, 2008 - History - 477 pages
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Analyzing feudalism in Europe and Japan and European expropriation of lands and peoples across the globe, Marilyn French poses a provocative question: how and why did women, with no power or independence, nourish and preserve the family unit and their own culture?

Marilyn French's The Women's Room crystallized the issues that ignited the women's movement and was translated into twenty languages. She received her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra University, Harvard University, and Holy Cross College.

Internationally acclaimed author and critic Margaret Atwood is the author of numerous works of fiction, including The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
REACHING FOR ORDER AND CONTROL
17
FEUDALISM IN EUROPE
19
FEUDALISM IN JAPAN
66
EXPANSION AND APPROPRIATION 15001800
95
CONTROL TIGHTENS IN EUROPE
97
EUROPEAN APPROPRIATION OF AFRICA
137
EUROPEAN APPROPRIATION OF LATIN AMERICA
189
EUROPEAN APPROPRIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
248
BLACK EXPERIENCE IN NORTH AMERICA
355
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
386
AFTERWORD
402
NOTES
404
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
426
INDEX
445
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Marilyn French (1929- ) was born in New York. She received her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra, Harvard, and Holy Cross College. She is best known for her novels, The Women's Room and In the Name of Friendship, and her non-fiction works, including Beyond Power, The War against Women and her memoir, A Season in Hell. Margaret Atwood's most popular works include The Handmaid's Tale (1983) and The Blind Assassin (2000). She was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1939 and received her undergraduate degree from Victoria University, along with a master's degree from Radcliffe College. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, novelist Graeme Gibson.

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