White Women's Rights : The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States
Newman reinterprets an important moment in the history of the American women's movement. She traces the intellectual roots of the women's movement back to its beginnings, and reveals how it took on racial overtones. The study reveals that the white, middle-class women who were explicitly and implicitly influenced by the American offshoots of Darwin laid the intellectual groundwork for the social movements that followed.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 159.5 x 236.7 x 23.1mm | 603.29g
- 04 Feb 1999
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
For those interested in the history of ideas, the thorough analysis of the influence of evolutionism on early feminist writing offers many new insights * American Historical Review (2000) * a compelling look backward at the limitations of feminism as an ideology of human liberation * American Historical Review (2000) *
About Louise Michele Newman
Louise Michele Newman is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Florida.