Breaking the wave : women, their organizations, and feminism, 1945-1985 /

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Other Authors / Creators:Laughlin, Kathleen A.
Castledine, Jacqueline L.
Format: Book
Imprint: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series:New directions in American history.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Long History of Feminism
  • Part I. Mainstream, Leftist, and Sexual Politics
  • 1. Civic Feminists: The Politics of the Minnesota Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1942-1965
  • 2. The Legal Origin of "The Personal Is Political": Bella Abzug and Sexual Politics in Cold War America
  • 3. "I'm Glad as Heck That You Exist": Feminist Lesbian Organizing in the 1950s
  • Part II. Women's Global Visions
  • 4. Exporting Civic Womanhood: Gender and Nation Building
  • 5. The National Council of Negro Women, Human Rights, and the Cold War
  • 6. From Ladies Aid to NGO: Transformations in Methodist Women's Organizing in Postwar America
  • Part III. The Politics of Location
  • 7. The Consumers' Protective Committee: Women's Activism in Postwar Harlem
  • 8. "Pregnant? Need Help? Call Jane": Service as Radical Action in the Abortion Underground in Chicago
  • 9. Feminizing Portland, Oregon: A History of the League of Women Voters in the Postwar Era, 1950-1975
  • 10. Barrio Women: Community and Coalition in the Heartland
  • Part IV. Feminist Consciousness and Movement Persistence
  • 11. "Stop That Rambo Shit... This Is Feminist Softball": Reconsidering Women's Organizing in the Reagan Era and Beyond
  • 12. "It Would Be Stupendous for Us Girls": Campaigning for Women Judges Without Waving
  • 13. Building Lesbian Studies in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Conclusion: Looking Backward, Looking Forward
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Contributor Biographies
  • Index