Summary: "Join the important conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion in the United States with this powerful new feminist classic and rousing call for change. Koa Beck, writer and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, boldly examines the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragettes to the rise of corporate feminism with clear-eyed scrutiny and meticulous detail. She also...
Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021
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Summary: With a record number of female candidates in the 2020 election and women's rights an increasingly urgent topic in the news, it's crucial that we understand the history that got us where we are now. For the first time, here is the full, definitive story of the movement for voting rights for American women, of every race, told through the voices of the women and men who lived it. Here are the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 AME
Summary: "Julia Howe (1819 -1910) was a beautiful, studious New York heiress and aspiring poet when she married Bostonian Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, a hero of the Greek war of independence against the Turks and an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Their marriage united two exceptional people. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens...
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOWE, JULIA WARD SHO
Summary: "It's not fair." Susan B. Anthony was very concerned about fairness and equality for women and girls in America. She knew it wasn't fair to pay a woman less than a man for the same job. She knew it wasn't fair not to allow women to vote in elections. In fact, it was illegal for women to vote. But she felt so strongly, she voted in an election--and was arrested--anyway. Young readers will learn...
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN KUL
Summary: "Radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin was a caricature of the manhater in the popular imagination as well as a polarizing figure within the women's movement, infamous for her antipornography stance in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, more than a decade after her death, this timely collection of her writing showcases the prescience of her analyses: of the genocidal character of sexual violence; of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Semiotext(e) 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 DWO
Summary: "Acknowledged by her contemporaries as the most outstanding woman suffrage orator of her time, Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) has nonetheless received minimal attention from historians. Trisha Franzen rectifies that oversight with this first scholarly biography of Shaw, a study that illuminates Shaw's oft-ignored early years and challenges existing scholarship on her time in the suffrage...
Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAW, HOWARD ANNA FRA
Summary: Radical, feminist, writer, suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage changed the course of history. She fought for equal rights not dependent on sex, race, class, or creed. Yet her name has faded into obscurity. She is forgotten when her comrades, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, are celebrated. To explain, Angelica Shirley Carpenter explores Gage's life, including her rise and fall within the...
Publisher / Publication Date: South Dakota Historical Society Press 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GAG
Summary: Nineteen graduates of the Class of '69 of the all women's Skidmore College discuss what it was like to live through the tumultuous era of the late '60s and how the experience defined and empowered them as women.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOM
Summary: "From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story-mostly lesbians and including women of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2016
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Summary: This is the story of Lincoln's famous army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of General George B. McClellan.
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 CAT
Summary: Covers the entirety of U.S. disability history, from pre-1492 to the present. Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. It places the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative. In many ways, it's a familiar telling. In other ways, however, it is a radical...
Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.4 NIE
Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017
Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.
Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020