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The women's liberation movement

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Perspectives on modern world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles examining the history and controversies of the Women's Liberation Movement.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737757903 0737757906
OCLC Number: 744303267
Description: 218 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Historical background on the women's liberation movement --
1. An overview of the women's liberation movement / Vincent Tompkins --
2. Discrimination against women was considered normal in the 1960s / Gail Collins --
3. The National Organization for Women aims to change women's status / Betty Friedan --
4. Civil rights and antiwar activists work toward women's liberation / Gloria Steinem --
5. Women's liberation activists protest the Miss America Pageant / Linda Napikoski --
6. Women go on strike for equal opportunities in jobs and education / David M. Dismore --
7. The women's liberation movement is having an impact on American society / Isa Kapp. ch. 2. Controversies surrounding the women's liberation movement --
1. The claims of the women's liberation movement are unjustified/ Murray Rothbard --
2. Liberation is of benefit to women, although some doubt the need for It / Black Maria --
3. Congress must enact an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution / Shirley Chisholm --
4. Injustice to women is the result of outdated myths / Gloria Steinem --
5. The ERA would eliminate women's existing privileges / Phyllis Schlafly --
6. Women throughout the world have lower status than men / Helvi L. Sipilä --
7. The ERA alone will not end discrimination against women / Betty Ford --
8. The debate over the ERA led to major changes in the status of women / Leslie W. Gladstone --
9. Women's liberation advocates were active in Britain during the 1970s / Kira Cochrane --
10. A United Nations treaty forbids discrimination against women / United Nations --
11. Some women were not happy with how liberation changed their lives / Susan Faludi. ch. 3. Personal narratives --
1. An activist tells why she supports the women's liberation movement / Phyllis LaFata, interviewed by Ann B. Lever --
2. A young woman tells why she stopped opposing women's liberation / Joan --
3. An author of novels about women's liberation recalls her involvement / Alix Kates Shulman, interviewed by / Charlotte Templin --
4. A black feminist recalls the publication of her first book / Michele Wallace.
Series Title: Perspectives on modern world history.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, editor.

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A collection of articles examining the history and controversies of the Women's Liberation Movement.

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