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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reissue edition (June 28, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679753818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679753810
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This anthology is part of a shelf of early second-wave feminist books that I've carried with me wherever I lived for years to help remind me of the early, exciting days of recovering past texts."

-- Adrienne Rich

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jenna Collins on July 2, 2006
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Schneir's collection of various (proto)feminist writings is essential to understand the more familiar feminist "movement," the second wave of the 60s and 70s. Feminism did not emerge out of vacuum in the sixties; rather, it has a history of courageous women (and men) struggling for the most basic rights we take for granted today. Although the excerpts are not long, and I recommend reading the documents in full, this is an excellent introductory volume. You can read through it or skip around, but either way you come away with a knowledge and appreciation for the brave souls who came before. Check out Schneir's second volume, which deals the Second Wave, from de Beauvoir to Anita Hill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bcworld13 on October 1, 2011
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This book hits all the key historical feminists and gives you brief excerpts of their most famous writing. A great way to cover a lot of ground in feminist essays, without having to read full publications.
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Large variety, goes way back to early 1800s. I couldn't believe how many of the early (early!) feminist arguments were theological and basically exactly the same stuff today's evangelical feminists (e.g. CBE) are saying. Few people are citing from these much today though, weird! A fascinating read!
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happy to find a book to reference much things that have occurred in history. I am half way thru the book and it does take a bit to digest so I am reading it very slowly. It is teaching me many things that I hadn't connected. This book helped me connect the dots.
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Nice collection by Miriam Schneir tracing the pioneers of feminism. Her background information on each feminist provides a good stepping off point for more in depth individual research.
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I have learned a lot from this book. I purchased it as required reading for my women's studies course. So far it has been a good read.
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