U.S. Women in Struggle: A Feminist Studies Anthology

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Claire Goldberg Moses, Heidi Hartmann, Heidi I. Hartmann
University of Illinois Press, 1995 - Social Science - 430 pages
This collection is distinguished by its focus on women in struggle over the course of United States history and by its source: the pioneering journal Feminist Studies. From its inception, Feminist Studies and its contributors have linked scholarship to activism and made major contributions to the development of women's history. U.S. Women in Struggle gathers a selection of the strongest pieces published in the journal from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.
 

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Contents

The Power of Womens Networks A Case Study of Female Moral Reform in Antebellum America
1
Feminist Friends Agrarian Quakers and the Emergence of Womans Rights in America
21
The Radicalism of the Woman Suffrage Movement Notes toward the Reconstruction of NineteenthCentury Feminism
42
Seeking Ecstasy on the Battlefield Danger and Pleasure in NineteenthCentury Feminist Sexual Thought
52
Separatism as Strategy Female Institution Building and American Feminism 18701930
71
Women in the 1920s Ku Klux Klan Movement
89
Where Are the Organized Women Workers?
110
Race Sex and Class Black Female Tobacco Workers in Durham North Carolina 19201940 and the Development of Female Consciousness
134
Oral History and the Study of Sexuality in the Lesbian Community Buffalo New York 19401960
240
The Rise and Fail of Feminist Organizations in the 1970s Dayton as a Case Study
259
Race Class and Gender Prospects for an Allinclusive Sisterhood
277
My Black Mothers and Sisters or On Beginning a Cultural Autobiography
296
Abortion in the Courts A Laywomans Historical Guide
311
Debating Difference Feminism Pregnancy and the Workplace
333
Something Old Something New Auxiliary Work in the 19831986 Copper Strike
356
Women Workers and the Yale Strike
373

Challenging Womans Place Feminism the Left and Industrial Unionism in the 1930s
145
Rethinking Troubled Relations between Women and Unions Craft Unionism and Female Activism
166
We Are That Mythical Thing Called the Public Militant Housewives during the Great Depression
189
Ladies Day at the Capitol Women Strike for Peace versus HUAC
214
Changing Goals and Changing Strategies Varieties of Womens Political Activities
396
Contributors
415
Index
421
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Claire Goldberg Moses is Professor Emerita of Women's Studies and an affiliate professor of history at the University of Maryland, and the editorial director of Feminist Studies. Her books include French Feminism in the Nineteenth Century. Heidi Hartmann is the president and CEO of the Institute for Women's Policy Research and a research professor at George Washington University.

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