Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2000 - Political Science - 355 pages
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Drawing on an impressive body of new research - including Friedan's own papers - Horowitz traces the development of Friedan's feminist outlook from her childhood in Peoria, Illinois, through her wartime years at Smith College and Berkeley, to her decade-long career as a writer for two of the period's most radical labor journals, the Federated Press and the United Electrical Workers' UE News. He further shows that even after she married and began to raise a family, Friedan continued during the 1950s to write and work on behalf of a wide range of progressive social causes. By resituating Friedan within a broader cultural context, and by offering a fresh reading of The Feminine Mystique against that background, Horowitz not only overturns conventional ideas about "second-wave" feminism but also reveals long submerged links to its past.
  

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Review: Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism

User Review  - David Bates - Goodreads

In an exploration published in 1998 of Betty Friedan's past and the early drafts of The Feminine Mystique Daniel Horowitz found what he believed was an explanation for the narrow class bias of the ... Read full review

Review: Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism

User Review  - Yellow Rose - Goodreads

This book outlines her life from her birth in Peoria Illinois. She was not "feminine" and not well liked by her peers not even her own mother(maybe that explains why she hated women so much and wanted ... Read full review

Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
ix
Introduction
1
Peoria 192138
16
Betiye Goldstein at Smith College 193840 An Education in Creativity Psychology and Politics
33
The Radicalization of Bettye Goldstein 194041
50
It All Comes Together 194142 AntiFascism Women Workers Unions War and Psychology
69
A Momentous Interlude Berkeley 194243
88
Federated Press 194346 Popular Front Labor Journalist
102
The Personal Is Political 194763
153
Freelance Writer 195263
180
The Development of The Feminine Mystique 195763
197
I
226
II
259
III
333
IV
339
Copyright

UE News 194652 Workers Women and McCarthyism
121

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Daniel Horowitz, professor of American studies and history at Smith College, is author of "The Morality of Spending: Attitudes Toward the Consumer Society in America, 1875-1940".

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