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Promise Of A Dream: Remembering The Sixties

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Promise of a Dream is a moving, witty and poignant recollection of a time when young women were breaking all the rules about sex, politics and their place in the world. Sheila Rowbotham, best known for A Century of Women, Threads Through Time and Hidden From History, turns her hand here to memoir. The result is a wryly amusing account of her younger self, and a sparkling p

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Published (first published July 17th 2000)
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"An American woman who was a member of the International Marxist Group stood up and talked about the importance of women controlling their own bodies--an idea which had persisted from the feminist-influenced socialism of the twenties. Of course I knew she meant contraception and abortion, which was still illegal, but thought mischievously to myself that what I wanted was more chance for my body to be out of control.
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Sheila Rowbotham (born 1943) is a British socialist feminist theorist and writer.

Rowbotham was born in Leeds (in present-day West Yorkshire), the daughter of a salesman for an engineering company and an office clerk. From an early age, she was deeply interested in history. She has written that traditional political history "left her cold", but she credited Olga Wilkinson, one of her teachers, with
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