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Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975
edited by Barbara J. Love
introduction by Nancy F. Cott
University of Illinois Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-0-252-03189-2 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09747-8
Library of Congress Classification HQ1412.F46 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.42092273


Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement

Barbara J. Love’s Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 will be the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women's movement.  It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws.

The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies. Nancy Cott's foreword discusses the movement in relation to the earlier first wave and presents a brief overview of the second wave in the context of other contemporaneous social movements. 

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