America's First Woman Lawyer: The Biography of Myra Bradwell
"Undaunted, Bradwell refused to heed the U.S. Supreme Court justices who declared that "the Law of the Creator" and the "divine ordinances" mandated that the "domestic sphere" was the proper domain of women. She immediately established the Chicago Legal News, which became the most highly respected and widely circulated legal newspaper in the nation. While at its helm, Bradwell advocated, drafted, and secured the enactment of extraordinary legal reforms in women's rights, child custody, improvement of the legal system, and treatment of the mentally ill. Many of the proposals she spearheaded were enacted by the Illinois legislature and served as prototypes for similar legislation in jurisdictions throughout the land." "Bradwell's writings, and accounts of her activities published during her lifetime, make it clear that she was a leading nineteenth-century suffragist. Yet her extraordinary contributions are seldom mentioned in the standard histories of the movement. Friedman explores the internal struggles of the early women's rights movement through letters written by radical activist Susan B. Anthony to the moderate Bradwell, which underscore the tension that existed between these two feminists for over twenty years.".
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Not recommended. This book is one of the most biased books ever written on the topic of McMartin. The Eberle's were publishers of child pornography.
A better source on the McMartin Preschool trial is
The McMartin Preschool Case - What Really Happened and the Coverup -
Ray Buckey's Press Corps and the Tunnels of McMartin - From: Psychic Dictatorship in the USA, Alex Constantine (Feral House, 1995)
"The Eberles once appeared as featured speakers at a conference held by Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL), an organization that feted The politics of child Abuse as positively revelatory. But Paul and shirley Eberle can hardly be considered credible reporters. Blurbs in their own pornographic tabloid, L.A. Star, failed to mention that in the 1970s the authors once ran an underground tabloid for pedophiles in Los Angeles, Finger, which delved heavily into sadomasochistic sex, sex with children and sex acts involving human excrement. Finger contained sexual drawings by children and pedophile erotica, including "My First Rape," "She was Only Thirteen," "Sexpot at Five," and "What Happens when Niggers Adopt White Children." One issue featured a cover photo of two naked adults reclining amid a pile of inflated dolls. A letter to Finger declaimed: "I'm a pedophile and I think it's great a man is having sex with his daughter.... Would like to see pics of nude girls making it with their daddy, but realize its too risky to print."
The book's publisher, Carole Stuart of Lyle Stuart & Co., told Ms. magazine that the Eberles have been "friends of the family for years." In The Politics of Child Abuse, the Eberles claimed that since the McMartin arrests, "we have been barraged with hundreds of sexual abuse cases, in which many people have been sent to prison for staggeringly long terms on little or no evidence." That the Eberles themselves remain at large would seem to contradict the notion that child abuse laws are stringently over-enforced. The Eberles attempt to portray every abuser as a victim of the justice system: We believe that every molestation case in which there has been a conviction should be reopened and reviewed. There is convincing evidence that innocent people have been imprisoned, that naive juries and judges were unable to believe the defendants would be brought to trial if no crime had occurred, and defense attorneys have not been allowed to bring all the pertinent facts before the public.
Los Angeles attorney Sally Dichter, in a book review, argued that the Eberles have "nothing to offer to any discipline." The book she lamented, "is an attempt to vindicate every individual who has been convicted of child abuse." Considering their credentials as child pornographers, of course the Eberles, as Dichter discovered, believe "every molestation case in which there has been a conviction should be reopened and reviewed." Dichter found this point of view unbelievable: "The Eberles seem intent on convincing the reader that child abuse never occurs."
deMause, Lloyd, "Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children" The Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) 1994  http://www.geocities.com/kidhistory/whycult.htm
"In addition, some of authors of false memory hooks also turned out to be pedophile advocates. For example, one of the most widely cited books claiming that cult abuse reports were mass hysteria is Paul and Shirley Eberle's The Abuse of Innocence: The McMartin Preschool trial.(6) Taken quite seriously by reviewers and widely quoted In later magazine articles as authoritative, the book makes such claims as that the over 100 McMartin children who reported they had been abused by a cult were all "brainwashed" and the mothers were all "hysterical" and that it was meaningless that physicians found three-quarters of the children bore physical
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