U.s. - Political and Civil Rights of Women
Sisters in Law
How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0062238469
An account of the intertwined lives of the first and second woman Supreme Court justices examines their respective religious and political beliefs while sharing insights into how they have influenced interpretations of the Constitution to promote equal rights for women. 50,000 first printing.
The Trials of Nina McCall
Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women
Paperback ISBN: 0807021857
The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, a government program to regulate women's bodies and sexuality--and how they fought back--told through the lens of one of its survivors "A consistently surprising page-turner...a brilliant study of the way social anxieties have historically congealed in state control over women's bodies and behavior."--New York Times Book Review Nina McCall was one of many women unfairly imprisoned by the United States government throughout the twentieth century. Tens, probably hundreds, of thousands of women and girls were locked up--usually without due process--simply because officials suspected these women were prostitutes, carrying STIs, or just "promiscuous." This discriminatory program, dubbed the "American Plan," lasted from the 1910s into the 1950s, implicating a number of luminaries, including Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Earl Warren, and even Eliot Ness, while laying the foundation for the modern system of women's prisons. In some places, vestiges of the Plan lingered into the 1960s and 1970s, and the laws that undergirded it remain on the books to this day. Nina McCall's story provides crucial insight into the lives of countless other women incarcerated under the American Plan. Stern demonstrates the pain and shame felt by these women and details the multitude of mortifications they endured, both during and after their internment. Yet thousands of incarcerated women rioted, fought back against their oppressors, or burned their detention facilities to the ground; they jumped out of windows or leapt from moving trains or scaled barbed-wire fences in order to escape. And, as Nina McCall did, they sued their captors. In an age of renewed activism surrounding harassment, health care, prisons, women's rights, and the power of the state, this virtually lost chapter of our history is vital reading.
The Women's Suffrage Movement
Paperback ISBN: 0143132431
An intersectional anthology of works by the known and unknown women that shaped and established the suffrage movement, in time for the 2020 centennial of women's right to vote, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem Comprised of historical texts spanning two centuries, The Women's Suffrage Movement is a comprehensive and singular volume that covers the major issues and figures involved in the movement, with a distinctive focus on diversity, incorporating race, class, and gender, and illuminating minority voices. In an effort to spotlight the many influential voices that were excluded from the movement, the writings of well-known suffragists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are featured alongside accounts of Native American women who inspired suffragists like Matilda Joslyn Gage to join the movement, as well as African American suffragists such as Sarah Mapps Douglas and Harriet Purvis, who were often left out of the conversation because of their race. The editor and introducer, Sally Roesch Wagner, is a pre-eminent scholar of the diverse backbone of the women's suffrage movement, the founding director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, and serves on the New York State Women's Suffrage Commission.
When and Where I Enter
The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0688146503
Drawing on extensive research in speeches, diaries, letters, and other original sources, this interpretive history assesses the contributions of numerous uncelebrated Black women to the causes of political and sexual equality. Reissue.
How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World
Paperback ISBN: 0316515566
A GROUNDBREAKING, DEFINITIVE WORK ON HOW TO BUILD WOMEN'S POWER Women are rising with strength, resilience, and courage. Keep Marching is a practical guide for building women's power and leadership that offers a highly researched examination of the political, economic, and institutional barriers that hold women back. Author Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner--the executive director of MomsRising, and a keynote speaker at the 2017 Women's March in Washington, D.C. presents compelling data, timeless tools, thought-provoking stories, and inspiration for how women can create change in their everyday lives and in the country as a whole. Keep Marching provides proven tactics, policy solutions, and strategies any woman can use to build her power. DID YOU KNOW THAT: - One in three women have experienced some form of sexual assault? - When a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises? - The U.S. doesn't have paid family/medical leave but 177 other countries do? Enough is enough! Keep Marching offers groundbreaking solutions--and more--to the hurdles that women in America face every day. This book calls on all badass women for justice to come together and rise. ALL OF THIS BOOK'S PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO MOMSRISING, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS
At the Dark End of the Street
Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
Paperback ISBN: 0307389243
A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.
Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America
Paperback ISBN: 1608465357
"[Bananeras] is a vital accounting of the struggles still being waged."—Margaret Randall, author ofWhen I Look Into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror, and Resistance Women banana workers have organized themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces, and their lives. Highly accessible and narrative in style,Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and shows how Latin American woman workers are shaping and broadly reimagining the possibilities of international labor solidarity. Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of the award-winningBuy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism.
The Campus Rape Frenzy
The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities
Hardcover ISBN: 1594038856
In recent years, politicians led by President Obama and prominent senators and governors have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation’s campuses as awash in a violent crime wave?and to suggest (preposterously) that university leaders, professors, and students are indifferent to female sexual assault victims in their midst. Neither of these claims has any bearing in reality. But they have achieved widespread acceptance, thanks in part to misleading alarums from the Obama Administration and biased media coverage led by the New York Times. The panic about campus rape has helped stimulate?and has been fanned by?ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation’s all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play. This book will use hard facts to set the record straight. It will, among other things, explore about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And it will show why all students?and, eventually, society as a whole?are harmed when our nation’s universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob.