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The author of the book: Rory Dicker
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Edition: Seal Press
Date of issue: May 6th 2008
ISBN 13: 9781580052344
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The size of the: 31.56 MB
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The History of U.S. Feminism is an introductory text designed to be used as supplementary material for first-year women’s studies students or as a brush-up text for more advanced students. Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, The History of U.S. Feminism provides historical context of all the major events and players since the late nineteenth century through today.
The chapters cover first-wave feminism, a period of feminist activity during the nineteenth and early twentieth century which focused primarily on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which started in the ’60s and lasted through the ’80s and is best understood as emphasizing the connection between the personal and the political; and third-wave feminism, which started in the early ’90s and arose in part from a backlash against the movements propagated by the second wave.
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Read information about the authorA native of New York State, Rory Dicker completed her undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. After teaching for several years at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, she returned to Nashville, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She teaches classes about women and literature, feminist pedagogy, and the history of American feminisms at Vanderbilt University, where she is the Director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center.
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