In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution

By: Brownmiller, Susan

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No long ago, the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls, " when abortion was a back-alley fix, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment" had not yet been named and defined. "If conditions are right, " Susan Brownmiller says in this stunning memoir, "if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point, the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation. " This book tells the story of that transformation as only Brownmiller can. She brings the Women's Liberation Movement and its passionate history vividly to life. Included is a colorful cast of characters on whose shoulders we stand - the feminist icons Betty Friedan, Kate Millet, Germaine Greer, and Gloria Steinem, and lesser known women whose contributions to change were equally profound. And here are the landmark events of the era; the conciousness-raising groups, mimeographed position papers that first articulated the new thinking, the abortion and rape speak-outs, the daring sit-ins, the underground newspapers and inventive lawsuits all played a role in the most wide-reaching revolution of the twentieth century. Finally, the author addresses that most relevant question: What is the legacy of feminism today? An absorbing read whether you've only heard about such things or lived through these times. 360 pages, including notes and index. Many photographs included. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution

Author: Brownmiller, Susan

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Women,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Dial Press: 1999

ISBN: 0385314868

ISBN 13: 9780385314862

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 001430

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY FEMINISM SOCIAL CHANGE UNITED WOMENS STUDIES,