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UN-AMERICAN WOMAN: ANTI-RACISM, ANTI-FEMINISM, AND THE FIRST RED SCARE
by KIM NIELSEN
The Ohio State University Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-8142-0882-3 | Paper: 978-0-8142-5080-8
Library of Congress Classification HQ1420.N54 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.420973

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Un-American Womanhood studies the Red Scare of the 1920s through the lens of gender. Kim Nielsen describes the methods antifeminists used to subdue feminism and other movements they viewed as radical. By tapping into widespread anxieties about Bolshevism and the expansion of the state, antifeminist women fought against certain social welfare programs such as the Sheppard-Towner Act and the Children’s Bureau and resisted efforts to legitimize the female citizen as an autonomous political figure. The book also considers the seeming contradictions of outspoken antifeminists who broke with traditional gender norms to assume forceful and public roles in their efforts to denounce feminism.
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