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Moving the Mountain: The Women's Movement in America since 1960
by Flora Davis
Presents the story of the struggles and triumphs of thousands of activists who achieved 'half a revolution' between 1960 and 1990. This book presents a grass-roots view of the small steps and giant leaps that have changed laws and institutions as well as the prejudices and unspoken rules governing a woman's place in American society.
Paperback, 632 pages
Published May 12th 1999 by University of Illinois Press
(first published November 1st 1991)
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Feb 24, 2008 Happyreader rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This book should be better known. This balanced history of the women's movement is full of fascinating insights into abortion rights and the evolution of other legislation to expand women's legal standing.
I've read this book twice. I think I might go back an re-read it soon. It is so accessible and infuriating and inspiring to hear the stories of women who came before me, and the things I take for granted now being rare the year I was born.