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From eve to dawn : a history of women. Volume 1. Origins

Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2008.
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Examines women's lives in prehistory, ancient Sumer, Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece, and Rome. Also depicts how women's relationship to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam changed for good and ill over the centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn French
ISBN: 9781558615656 1558615652
OCLC Number: 226050085
Notes: "Originally published: Toronto : McArthur, 2002.
"From prehistory to the first millennium"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 352 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: V. 1: Origins --
The mothers --
The fathers --
State formulation in Peru, Egypt, and Sumer --
A secular state: China --
A religious state: India --
A militaristic state: Mexico --
Conclusion: An analysis of the state --
Judaism --
Greece --
Rome --
Christianity --
Islam --
v. 2: The masculine mystique --
Introduction --
Feudalism in Europe --
Feudalism in Japan --
Control tightens in Europe --
European appropriation of Africa --
European appropriation of Latin America --
European appropriation of North America --
Black experience in North America --
The French Revolution --
v. 3: Infernos and paradises, the triumph of capitalism in the 19th century --
Introduction --
Imperialism in Africa --
Industrialization --
Utopianism and socialism --
Middle-class women in England --
Middle-class women in the United States before the Civil War --
The Civil War and its aftermath --
Woman suffrage in the United States and Great Britain --
Labor movements --
The war against women --
v. 4: Revolutions and the struggles for justice in the 20th century --
Introduction --
Socialism in Europe --
Revolution in Russia --
Revolution in China --
Fascist revolution in Germany and Italy --
Anti-imperial revolution in Latin America --
Anti-imperial revolution in India --
Anti-imperial revolution in Algeria --
Anti-imperial revolution in Africa --
Women and development --
The history of feminism --
The political is personal, the personal is political --
The future of feminism.
Responsibility: Marilyn French ; foreword by Margaret Atwood.

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Examines women's lives in prehistory, ancient Sumer, Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece, and Rome. Also depicts how women's relationship to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam changed for good and ill over the centuries.

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