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Feminism : the essential historical writings / edited, and with an introduction and commentaries by Miriam Schneir.


[1st ed.].. New York : Random House, [1972] .
ISBN 0394471911, 0679753818

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Subjects Feminism -- History.
Feminism.
Feminisme.
Women's rights -- History.
Women's rights.
Description xxi, 360 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
©1972
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-360).
Summary Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of these works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, coveting 150 years of writings on women's struggle for freedom, from the American Revolution to the first decades of the twentieth century. This updated, wide-ranging collection encompasses the crucial issues of women's oppression. A surprising degree of continuity between the ideas of the old and the new feminism is evident throughout. In her selection, [the editor] has by passed writings that deal exclusively with the outdated topic of suffrage in an effort to focus attention on the still unsolved feminist problems: marriage as an instrument of oppression; woman's desire to control her own body; the economic independence of women; the search for selfhood. This richly diverse collection contains excerpts from books, essays, speeches, documents, letters, as well as poetry, drama, and fiction. Extensive commentaries by the editor help the reader see the historical context of each selection.-Back cover.
Contents Familiar letters of John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams ... / Abigail Adams -- A vindication of the rights of women / Mary Wollstonecraft -- Course of popular lectures / Frances Wright -- Indiana ; Letters ; Intimate journal / George Sand -- Letters on the equality of the sexes and the condition of woman / Sarah M. Grimké -- Early factory labor in New England / Harriet H. Robinson -- The song of the shirt / Thomas Hood -- Woman in the nineteenth century / Margaret Fuller -- Married Women's Property Act, New York, 1848 -- Declaration of sentiments and resolutions, Seneca Falls -- Editorial from the North star / Frederick Douglass -- Intelligent wickedness / William Lloyd Garrison -- Letter from Prison of St. Lazare, Paris -- Ain't I a woman? ; What time of night it is / Sojourner Truth -- Not Christianity, but priestcraft / Lucretia Mott -- Marriage of Lucy Stone under protest ; Disappointment is the lot of woman / Lucy Stone -- Address to the New York State Legislature, 1854 ; Address to the New York State Legislature, 1860 / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Married Women's Property Act, New York, 1860 -- Petitions were circulated / Ernestine L. Rose -- Keeping the thing going while things are stirring / Sojourner Truth -- The United States of America vs. Susan B. Anthony ; Woman wants bread, not the ballot! / Susan B. Anthony -- Virtue: what it is, and what it is not ; Which is to blame? ; The Elixir of life / Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin -- Womanliness ; Solitude of self / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- The Subjection of women / John Stuart Mill -- A doll's house / Henrik Ibsen -- The Origin of the family, private property, and the state / Friedrich Engels -- Woman and socialism / August Bebel -- The Theory of the leisure class / Thorstein Veblen -- Woman and economics / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- The lady / Emily James Putnam -- Senate report : History of women in industry in the Unitied States -- Woman's share in social culture / Anna Garlin Spencer -- The wold movement for woman suffrage 1904 to 1911 : is woman suffrage progressing? / Carrie Chapman Catt -- I incite this meeting to rebellion ; When civil war is waged by women / Emmeline Pankhurst -- Bread and roses -- The Traffic in women ; Marriage and love / Emma Goldman -- Woman and the new race / Margaret Sanger -- My recollections of Lenin : an interview on the woman question / Clara Zetkin -- A room of one's own / Virginia Woolf.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)239916
(OCoLC)ocm00239916
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WorldCat Identities Schneir, Miriam,
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