New PDF release: Feminism in America: A History

By William L. O'Neill

William L. O'Neill's full of life background of yank women's fight for equality is written with kind and a willing feel for the range of attainable interpretations of one hundred fifty years of the feminist stream, from its earliest stirring within the 1830's to the most recent advancements within the 1980s.

O'Neill's so much arguable thesis is that the feminist hobbies of the prior have mostly failed, and for purposes that continues to be of deep situation; the activities have by no means come to grips with the truth that marriage and the family members are the executive hindrances to women's emancipation. O'Neill additionally holds that the sexual revolution of the Twenties, faraway from releasing ladies, really undermined their function in American life.

O'Neill treats heavily the information of the good feminist leaders and their businesses. His used to be the 1st booklet to deal at once with the failure of feminism as a social strength in American society; to tie jointly the scattered humans and occasions within the historical past of yank ladies; and to envision heavily feminist event within the 20th century. because the women's time table is rarely whole, the women's circulation is still lively, usually militantly so. during this new revised variation, O'Neill translates and illumines not just the heritage of feminism, yet elements of feminism that also hassle us today.

O'Neill's e-book was once generally heralded upon its preliminary book. Elizabeth Janeway, writing for Saturday Review, calls it "a really clever discussion...an remarkable perceptive analysis." Carl Degler, within the Magazine of History calls A historical past of yankee Feminism "the such a lot hard and interesting e-book as regards to ladies to seem in years." And Lionel Tiger, writing for the NewRepublic, says that "O'Neill has grew to become his mastery of quite a lot of historic resources right into a full of life, attractive, and virtually faultlessly brilliant book."

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