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Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Carol Giardina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this first-hand history of the contemporary Women's Liberation Movement (WLM), the book argues against the prevalent belief that the movement grew out of frustrations over the male chauvinism ... More


The “Borning” Movement: “The idea of doing something about it”

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The Civil Rights Movement, especially the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was renowned for being a breeding ground for feminists. The chapter looks closely at the SNCC and its ... More


Telling Feminist Histories

Margaretta Jolly

in Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the UK Women’s Liberation Movement, 1968–Present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190658847
eISBN:
9780197525562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658847.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter traces the WLM’s compelling, contested and elusive political genealogies, recalling their socialist, radical, black, liberal, national or revisionist versions and fierce debates over ... More


Campaigning and Coming of Age in the 1970s

Margaretta Jolly

in Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the UK Women's Liberation Movement, 1968-present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190658847
eISBN:
9780197525562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658847.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter deploys feminist oral histories to explore the WLM’s key demands and campaigns in the 1970s, including the Miss World beauty pageant protest and the Nightcleaners’ campaign. After ... More


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