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3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Professor Estelle Freedman Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Since the time of the abolitionists, no movement has so politicized social life in the United States as feminism. Responsible for wide-ranging legislation, such as women's right to vote and the right to an abortion, feminists have fought their way to the center of the country's political dialogue and made themselves a major presence there. But the road to such influence has not been easy.

From the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment to the continuing debates about abortion, feminists have often found themselves in the middle of the country's most hotly contested disputes. They have won many allies, but also many enemies. Yet even under the most intense political pressure, feminism has continued to grow. It has evolved from a women's movement concerned with the rights of mostly white, middle- and upper-class women to an ideology that embraces women from communities of color to, most recently, a movement of international solidarity that pleads the cause of oppressed women around the world, from those brutalized by the Taliban in Afghanistan to teenagers sold into slavery in the East Asian sex trade.

Feminists have long called attention to historical injustice and unfair labor practices. Now feminism has reached a position where it must decide not only how to redress the discriminations of the past but how best to shape the future of women. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/5/2014

    " An impressively inclusive, and far-reaching overview of the history of the feminist movement. Very readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2013

    " This is a highly readable romp throught the annals of feminist history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 8/15/2013

    " History of feminism in a nutshell. A good basic for me, but not a book for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 7/20/2012

    " I didn't read this book in entirity, but I really enjoyed the parts that I read, and it definitely shaped my paper that I wrote on feminism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 12/29/2011

    " Read sections of the book for a history class. Wasn't written in an interesting enough voice to be good, but the facts were fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isis | 8/27/2011

    " Used in class as a guide throughout the semester "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kith_and_kin | 4/26/2011

    " Too second wave for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Injejikian | 2/10/2011

    " First comprehensive book on feminism, including feminist theory and global history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 shay | 9/6/2010

    " i found this book to be incredibly repetitive and rather shallow. disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Pack | 8/26/2010

    " Read this as part of a graduate feminism course. It is a perfect review of the history of the feminist movement. A must read for anyone who wants to know what women have gone through..... I suggest that everyone read it! Freedman makes it easy to breeze through even though it is a lot of history! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 5/10/2010

    " Good introduction to basic feminist history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joana | 5/4/2010

    " It's a great book. If you have the chance, please do read it, no matter what your gender is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 4/12/2010

    " This is a good primer in feminist history. It condenses A LOT of information and makes it easy to understand. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/8/2010

    " way too liberal. "

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