Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition Judith Nies

ISBN: 9780520927346

Published: September 15th 2002

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364 pages


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Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition  by  Judith Nies

Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition by Judith Nies
September 15th 2002 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 364 pages | ISBN: 9780520927346 | 7.17 Mb

In an expanded edition of her history of American women activists, Judith Nies has added biographical essays on feminist Bella Abzug and civil rights visionary Fannie Lou Hamer and a new chapter on women environmental activists. Included areMoreIn an expanded edition of her history of American women activists, Judith Nies has added biographical essays on feminist Bella Abzug and civil rights visionary Fannie Lou Hamer and a new chapter on women environmental activists.

Included are portraits of Sarah Moore Grimk, who rejected her life as a Southern aristocrat and slaveholder to promote womens rights and the abolition of slavery- Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who led more than three hundred slaves to freedom on the Underground Railway- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the first woman to run for Congress, who advocated for womens rights to own property, to vote, and to divorce- Mother Jones, the Joan of Arc of the coalfields, one of the most inspiring voices of the American labor movement- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who worked for the reform of two of Americas most cherished institutions, the home and motherhood- Anna Louise Strong, an intrepid journalist who covered revolutions in Russia and China- and Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, who fed and sheltered the hungry and homeless in New Yorks Bowery for more than forty years.



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