- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 31, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195334590
- ISBN-13: 978-0195334593
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement 1st Edition
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One of the leading voices of the 1960s and '70s civil rights and feminist movements, Breines (Young, White, and Miserable: Growing up Female in the Fifties) attempts to confront, understand and better relations between white and black women in this sincere and detailed historical analysis. Though she may alienate readers early on with a defensive take on the role of Caucasian women in the women's rights movement ("One of the central struggles of young white socialist feminists was to create a racially inclusive movement. ... but black women rejected and attacked the feminist movement as racist."), Breines tries to correct for misunderstandings on both sides of the racial divide, with the goal of determining why a true multicultural feminist movement never developed in the United States. There are valuable lessons to be learned from Breines, especially in her ability to mine this "marginal sector of the American political scene" for relevant commentary on American race relations throughout history, but her methodical approach is aimed more at scholars than casual history or feminism buffs.
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"Breines provides valuable insight in a book that could and should be one in a series of close investigations of race and gender relations in U.S. social activism."--Kristin Waters and Carol B. Conaway, The Journal of American History
"In The Trouble Between Us, Winifred Breines bravely tackesl the touchy subject of race relations among feminists."--Jo Freeman, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"An important contribution to historical research on racial issues in recent US feminism. Highly recommended."--CHOICE
"Breines's book is a welcome addition for the fashioning of new understandings about feminisms as crucial contributors to postwar American policital culture."--Benita Roth, American Historical Review
"A courageous and insightful book."--American Studies Journal
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