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Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920
by Mari Jo Buhle
University of Illinois Press, 1981
eISBN: 978-0-252-05445-7 | Cloth: 978-0-252-00873-3 | Paper: 978-0-252-01045-3
Library of Congress Classification HQ1426.B82
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.420973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Socialist women faced the often thorny dilemma of fitting their concern with women's rights into their commitment to socialism. Mari Jo Buhle examines women's efforts to agitate for suffrage, sexual and economic emancipation, and other issues and the political and intellectual conflicts that arose in response. In particular, she analyzes the clash between a nativist socialism influence by ideas of individual rights and the class-based socialism championed by German American immigrants. As she shows, the two sides diverged, often greatly, in their approaches and their definitions of women's emancipation. Their differing tactics and goals undermined unity and in time cost women their independence within the larger movement.
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