Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849. In 1857 she opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children with the intent of providing positions for women physicians.
Women's Early American Historical Narratives by Sharon M. Harris (Introduction by, Notes by)
In 1968 Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman in Congress. In 1972 she became the first woman and first African American to see the presidential nomination from a major political party.
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Soledad O'Brien is a broadcast journalist and she founded Starfish Media Group in 2013. She is recognized for fighting for social change and telling underreported stories.
Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper by Linda Simon
Women's Movements in the Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms by Amrita Basu
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
This book provides a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of women's movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the global South, where women's movements have engaged in complex negotiations with national and international forces. It challenges widely held assumptions about the Western origins and character of local feminisms. The authors locate women's movements within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)
All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister
A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this “singularly triumphant work” (Los Angeles Times) by Rebecca Traister “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” (Anne Lamott) is “sure to be vigorously discussed” (Booklist, starred review).
Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920 by Sara Egge
By investigating civic responsibility, Egge reorients scholarship on woman suffrage and brings attention to the Midwest, a region overlooked by most historians of the movement. In doing so, she sheds new light onto the ways suffragists rejuvenated the cause in the twentieth century. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)
On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone (Editor)
Has Arab Spring made life better for Muslim women? Has new media brought feminists together, or has it become a tool to organize the opposition? This essential collection is updated with a new introduction and two new essays, offering insider views on how Muslim women are navigating technology, social media, public space, secularism/fundamentalism, and citizenship. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)
With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, "Slaughter's gift for illuminating large issues through everyday human stories is what makes this book so necessary."--Arianna Huffington
Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn
Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)
About Abortion by Carol Sanger
One of the most private decisions a woman can make, abortion is also one of the most contentious topics in American civic life. Protested at rallies and politicized in party platforms, terminating pregnancy is often characterized as a selfish decision by women who put their own interests above those of the fetus. This background of stigma and hostility has stifled women's willingness to talk about abortion, which in turn distorts public and political discussion. To pry open the silence surrounding this public issue, Sanger distinguishes between abortion privacy, a form of nondisclosure based on a woman's desire to control personal information, and abortion secrecy, a woman's defense against the many harms of disclosure. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)