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Eleanor Flexner (1908–1995)

Författare till Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States

4+ verk 400 medlemmar 4 recensioner

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Inkluderar namnen: Elean Flexner, Eleanor Flexnor

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman [Norton Critical Edition] (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 483 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1908-10-04
Avled
1995-03-25
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
Dödsort
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Bostadsorter
New York, New York, USA
Utbildning
Swarthmore College
University of Oxford (Somerville College)
Yrken
editor
historian
feminist
Relationer
Flexner, Anne Crawford (mother)
Flexner, Abraham (father)
Organisationer
League of American Writers
Kort biografi
Eleanor Flexner was a pioneer in the study of women's history. Her ground-breaking work, Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States (1959), relates women’s efforts to achieve the right to vote to other 19th- and early 20th-century social, labor, and reform movements, most importantly the campaigns for equal education, the abolition of slavery, and temperance laws. At its publication, the book was hailed for its unprecedented, detailed accounts of individuals within a political movement.

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For some reason, I kept confusing this subject with the lady who wrote Frankenstein--they are not the same as far as I can tell. Mary Wollstonecraft is best known for writing "A Vindication of Rights". This biography starts out with Mary's birth and childhood which were somewhat interesting, but once she gets into her writing stage, the biography style switched to a more academic style and was harder for me to want to read.
 
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JenniferRobb | 1 annan recension | Mar 3, 2019 |
national book award nomination.
kind of boring. mary's life is awful but dull! she is mary shelley's mother.
½
 
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mahallett | 1 annan recension | Sep 20, 2017 |
One of the first women's history books i read in the 1970s. Thought it was excellent!
 
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Jeanperry | 1 annan recension | Mar 10, 2012 |
"...This was first published in 1959 and was one of the first books I read on the history of women. Her approach went far beyond a narrow consideration of how women got the vote at local or federal level. Instead she looked at all varieties of women’s activism including trade unionism, African-American women’s struggle, the middle-class club woman movement, and so on. In so doing she showed how to connect the economic, social, political and cultural dynamics that finally resulted in women obtaining Federal suffrage.



This book was critical because she opened up all these topics and it took about ten years before women began really researching some of the topics that she covered in general, but it was a real eye-opener of a book. She was very much one of the forerunners in that field...." (reviewed by Jay Kleinberg in FiveBooks).




The full interview is available here: http://fivebooks.com/interviews/jay-kleinberg-on-history-american-women
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Den här recensionen har flaggats av flera medlemmar för att den bryter mot användarvillkoren och visas därför inte längre (visa den).
 
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FiveBooks | 1 annan recension | May 19, 2010 |

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Verk
4
Även av
1
Medlemmar
400
Popularitet
#60,685
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
4
ISBN
14
Språk
1

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