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Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique : the American left, the cold war, and modern feminism

Author: Daniel Horowitz
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998.
Series: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
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"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 further shows that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Horowitz, Daniel, 1938-
Betty Friedan and the making of The feminine mystique.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)647580890
Named Person: Betty Friedan; Betty Friedan; Betty Friedan; Betty Friedan; Betty Friedan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Horowitz
ISBN: 1558491686 9781558491687
OCLC Number: 39077911
Description: viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Peoria, 1921-38 --
2. Bettye Goldstein at Smith College, 1938-40: An Education in Creativity, Psychology --
and Politics --
3. The Radicalization of Bettye Goldstein, 1940-41 --
4. It All Comes Together, 1941-42: Anti-Fascism, Women Workers, Unions, War, and Psychology --
5. A Momentous Interlude: Berkeley, 1942-43 --
6. Federated Press, 1943-46: Popular Front Labor Journalist --
7. UE News, 1946-52: Workers, Women, and McCarthyism --
8. The Personal Is Political, 1947-63 --
9. Free-lance Writer, 1952-63 --
10. The Development of The Feminine Mystique, 1957-63 --
11. 1963 to the Present.
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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