By Miriam Schneir
Listed below are the fundamental old writings of feminism. a lot of those works, lengthy out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary culture, are ultimately introduced out of obscurity and into the sunshine of up to date research and feedback. incorporated are greater than 40 choices, coveting a hundred and fifty years of writings on women's fight for freedom -- from the yankee Revolution to the 1st a long time of the 20th century.
This up to date, wide-ranging assortment encompasses the the most important problems with women's oppression. a stunning measure of continuity among the information of the outdated and the recent feminism is obvious all through. In her choice, Miriam Schneir has via handed writings that deal solely with the superseded subject of suffrage so as to concentration awareness at the nonetheless unsolved feminist difficulties: marriage as an tool of oppression; woman's wish to regulate her personal physique; the industrial independence of girls; the quest for selfhood.
This richly different assortment comprises excerpts from books, essays, speeches, records, letters, in addition to poetry, drama, and fiction. broad commentaries by way of the editor aid the reader see the ancient context of every choice.
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