White Women's Rights

White Women's Rights : The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 159.5 x 236.7 x 23.1mm | 603.29g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195086929
  • 9780195086928

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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) *show more

About Louise Michele Newman

Louise Michele Newman is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Florida.show more

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