Joyous Greetings: The First International Women’s Movement

TitleJoyous Greetings: The First International Women’s Movement
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAnderson, Bonnie S.
Number of Pages304
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
Abstract

From Seneca Falls in upstate New York to the barricades of revolutionary Paris, from the Crystal Palace in London to small towns in the German Rhineland, early feminists united to fight for the cause of women. At the height of the Victorian period, they insisted their sex deserved full political equality, called for a new kind of marriage based on companionship, claimed the right to divorce and to get custody of their children, and argued that an unjust economic system forced women into poorly paid jobs. They rejected the traditional view that women's subordination was preordained, natural, and universal. In restoring these daring activists' achievements to history, Joyous Greetings passes on their inspiring and empowering message to today's new generation of feminists. (Amazon)

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