Moving the Mountain: The Women's Movement in America since 1960
by Flora Davis
University of Illinois Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-252-06782-2
Library of Congress Classification HQ1421.D385 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.420973

Moving the Mountain tells the story of the struggles and triumphs of thousands of activists who achieved "half a revolution" between 1960 and 1990. In this award-winning book, the most complete history of the women's movement to date, Flora Davis 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. Looking at every major feminist issue from the point of view of the participants in the struggle, Moving the Mountain conveys the excitement, the frustration, and the creative chaos of feminism's Second Wave. A new afterword assesses the movement's progress in the 1990s and prospects for the new century.

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