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The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present

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In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times. She paints richly detailed portraits of well-known leaders—Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan—but others, too, appear in a new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Toni Morrison. Accounting for the failures of ...more
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Published May 11th 2010 by Modern Library (first published January 1st 2010)
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The Feminist Promise is a chronological history of feminist movement, from Mary Wollstonecraft to the present. It is primarily from a United States slant but does cover global feminism occasionally throughout the book, and the final chapter is about global feminism.

I grew up fascinated by the nineteenth century from a primarily aesthetic slant—particularly literature, costume, architecture and interior decorating—rather than from a philosophical or political slant. For me, this history book isn’
If you want to study more about the women's movement in America and discover most everything that was left out of our traditional history books - this is a must read. Not only will you get the history, but also the psychology of what they were thinking, the tactics used by the polititions and lobbyists that held them back, and what it took to convince other women to come on board. Buy this for your daughters!
Am loving this, but still not convinced that ignoring the 20s-40s is a good idea--
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Was well written, and a lot of research went in to it. I really enjoyed it.
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