Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings

By Miriam Schneir

Listed here are the basic ancient 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 eventually introduced out of obscurity and into the sunshine of up to date research and feedback. incorporated are greater than 40 choices, coveting one hundred 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 an important problems with women's oppression. a stunning measure of continuity among the guidelines of the previous 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 In her choice, Miriam Schneir has via handed writings that deal solely with the superseded subject of suffrage as a way to concentration cognizance at the nonetheless unsolved feminist difficulties: marriage as an tool of oppression; woman's wish to keep an eye on her personal physique; the commercial independence of girls; the hunt for selfhood.

This richly various assortment comprises excerpts from books, essays, speeches, files, letters, in addition to poetry, drama, and fiction. large commentaries via the editor aid the reader see the historic context of every choice.

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