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Solidarity's secret : the women who defeated Communism in Poland

Author: Shana Penn
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a decade of interviews, Penn (Union Theological Center in Berkeley, California) pieces together the huge, largely unstudied contributions of the Polish women whose pro-democracy work was obscured by the more public successes of their male counterparts. While prominent men like Lech Walesa were underground or in jail during the 1980s martial law years, it was women who worked behind the scenes to keep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Penn, Shana.
Solidarity's secret.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)648669006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shana Penn
ISBN: 0472113852 9780472113859 0472031961 9780472031962
OCLC Number: 57564690
Description: xvii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : national secret --
Women at the gates : Anna Walentynowicz and the August 1980 strikes --
Solidarity's "blank spot" : the legal period and martial law --
Dark circles : building the Solidarity underground --
Floating offices : publishing the underground newspaper --
Wild card: the female stereotype as camouflage --
A third space : mutual dependencies and cooperation --
Patient revolution : women and leadership --
"Our romantic model" : myth, literature, and women's place --
In the end, the beginning : adjustments and new problems for women after 1989 --
Filling in the "blank spot" : the public discourse on women.
Responsibility: Shana Penn.
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