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Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique : the American left, the cold war, and modern feminism with a new preface by the author

Author: Daniel Horowitz
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2000.
Series: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Betty Friedan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Horowitz
ISBN: 1558492763 9781558492769
OCLC Number: 52042047
Notes: "With a new preface by the author."
Description: xiii, 355 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface to the paperback edition --
Introduction --
1: Peoria, 1921-38 --
2: Bettye Goldstein at Smith College, 1938-40: an education in creativity, psychology-and politics --
3: Radicalization of Bettye Goldstein, 1940-41 --
4: It all comes together, 1941-42: anti-fascism, women workers, unions, war, and psychology --
5: Momentous interlude: Berkeley, 1942-43 --
6: Federated Press, 1943-46: popular front labor journalist --
7: UE News, 1946-52: workers, women, and McCarthyism --
8: Personal is political, 1947-63 --
9: Free-lance writer, 1952-63 --
10: Development of The Feminine Mystique, 1957-63 --
11: 1963 to the present --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Responsibility: Daniel Horowitz.

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This biography of Betty Friedan traces the development of her feminist outlook from her childhood in Illinois to her marriage. Horowitz offers a reading of "The Feminine Mystique" and argues that the  Read more...

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Preface to the Paperback Edition ix Introduction 1 1. Peoria, 1921-38---16 2. Bettye Goldstein at Smith College, 1938-40: An Education in Creativity, Psychology--and Politics---33 3. The Radicalization of Bettye Goldstein, 1940-41---50 4. It All Comes Together, 1941-42: Anti-Fascism, Women Workers, Unions, War, and Psychology---69 5. A Momentous Interlude: Berkeley, 1942-43---88 6. Federated Press, 1943-46: Popular Front Labor Journalist---102 7. UE News, 1946-52: Workers, Women, and McCarthyism---121 8. The Personal Is Political, 1947-63---153 9. Free-lance Writer, 1952-63---180 10. The Development of "The Feminine Mystique", 1957-63---197 11. 1963 to the Present---224 Notes---257 Acknowledgments---331 Index---337 Illustrations follow pages 120 and 216

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