Survival in the Doldrums

Survival in the Doldrums : American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960's

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This is the first book to explore the persistence of the American women's rights movement in a period generally considered devoid of feminist activism, and to show the ways in which the more radical movement of the 1960s was influenced by the successes and failures of the 1950s activities. Focusing on women who saw themselves as heirs of the suffrage movement and who were, in many cases, actual participants in that original campaign, the authors have conducted extensive interviews and searched through rare letters and memoirs to reclaim the lost history of this period of American feminism. They reveal that such pioneers as Alice Paul, Florence Kitchelt, and Alma Lutz were not subverted or overwhelmed by the 'feminine mystique' of the 1950s, but rather maintained their commitment by building a supportive community of mostly white, middle- and upper-class, like-minded women. Sociologists; those interested in women's studies.show more

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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8ill.
  • 0195049381
  • 9780195049381

About Leila J. Rupp

About the authors: Leila J. Rupp, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University, is the author of Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945 and co-editor of Nazi Ideology before 1933: A Documentation. Verta Taylor, Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University, is co-editor of Feminist Frontiers: Rethinking Sex, Gender, and Society.show more

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"Provides an excellent overview of the women's rights movement and complimented the other texts on civil rights and the students movements. I enjoyed it and my class seems to, as well."--Timothy J. Hackett, SUNY Binghamton"This pathbreaking book draws important theoretical conclusions about groups in continuance and decline. A significant contribution to both the history of the women's movement and the sociology of social movements."--Library Journal. "The research on which this book is based is absolutely dazzling. It changes the entire interpretation of the women's movement."--Joan Huber, editor of Changing Women in a Changing Society. "An impressive job....the authors' exposition of the role of the National Woman's Party in sustaining the feminist impulse is a major contribution. I know that this book will have an eager audience." "--Cynthia Harrison, author of the forthcoming On Account of Sex: The Politics of Women's Isssues, 1945 to 1968."The study lovingly documents the endurance, wisdom, and conflict among early feminists."--Choice"This pathbreaking book draws important theoretical conclusions about groups in continuance and decline. A significant contribution to both the history of the women's movement and the sociology of social movements."--Library Journalshow more

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