From Eve to Dawn: Revolutions and the struggles for justice in the 20th century

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Feminist Press + ORM, 2008 - History - 608 pages

“The issues [French] raises cannot be ignored. . . . No history you will read, post-French, will ever look the same again.”—The Times (London)

From the author of The Women's Room, the best-selling novel that defined the issues that ignited the women's movement, comes a vibrant history of the political revolutions of the twentieth century, ending with a thoughtful investigation into feminist movements throughout the world and into the future.

Marilyn French received her PhD from Harvard and taught at Harvard University and Holy Cross College.

Margaret Atwood is best known for her novels The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin.

 

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Contents

SOCIALISM IN EUROPE
21
REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA
55
REVOLUTION IN CHINA
92
FASCIST REVOLUTION IN GERMANY AND ITALY
120
ANTIIMPERIAL REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA
147
ANTIIMPERIAL REVOLUTION IN INDIA
199
ANTIIMPERIAL REVOLUTION IN ALGERIA
244
ANTIIMPERIAL REVOLUTION IN AFRICA
266
THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURYDAWN
376
THE HISTORY OF FEMINISM
378
THE POLITICAL IS PERSONAL THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
441
THE FUTURE OF FEMINISM
486
NOTES
516
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
553
INDEX
577
Copyright

WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT
350

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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. 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.

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