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The Resource Red feminism : American communism and the making of women's liberation, Kate Weigand

Red feminism : American communism and the making of women's liberation, Kate Weigand

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Red feminism : American communism and the making of women's liberation
Title
Red feminism
Title remainder
American communism and the making of women's liberation
Statement of responsibility
Kate Weigand
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on substantial new research, Red Feminism traces the development of a distinctive Communist strain of American feminism from its troubled beginnings in the 1930s, through its rapid growth in the Congress of American Women during the early years of the Cold War, to its culmination in Communist Party circles of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Kate Weigand identifies the Communist and progressive women who developed a sophisticated critique of women's oppression and devised a class- and race-conscious program for women's liberation. Their efforts expanded the Party's theoretical analysis of women's oppression, led to the removal of sexist images from Party publications, and prompted a variety of new courses, publications, and activities aimed at promoting women's liberation inside and outside of Communist Party settings." "Weigand argues persuasively that, despite the devastating effects of anti-Communism and Stalinism on the progressive Left of the 1950s, Communist feminists such as Susan B. Anthony II, Betty Millard, and Eleanor Flexner managed to sustain many important elements of their work into the 1960s, when a new generation took up their cause and built an effective movement for women's liberation. Long before the civil rights revolution, the Communist analysis of race and class difference among women supported the struggles of African-American women and other women of color. Red Feminism provides a more complex view of the history of the modern women's movement, showing how key Communist activists came to understand gender, sexism, and race as central components of culture, economics, and politics in American society."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1965-
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Weigand, Kate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconfiguring American political history
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  • Women and communism
  • Women in politics
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Red feminism : American communism and the making of women's liberation, Kate Weigand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Old Left Women, the U.S. Women's Movement, and the Legacy of Anti-Communism.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Foundations
  • 1.
  • Building Unity amidst Diversity: Ethnicity, Race, and Gender in the Early Years of American Communism.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Mary Inman Controversy and the (Re)Construction of the Woman Question, 1936-1945.
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Congress of American Women: Catalyst for Progressive Feminism.
  • p. 46
  • II.
  • Transformations
  • 4.
  • Women's Work Is Never Done: Communists' Evolving Approach to the Women Question, 1945-1956.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Claudia Jones and the Synthesis of Gender, Race, and Class.
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Communist Culture and the Politicization of Personal Life.
  • p. 114
  • III.
  • Connections
  • 7.
  • Old Left Feminism, the Second Wave, and Beyond.
  • p. 139
  • Notes.
  • p. 159
  • Essay on Sources.
  • p. 203
  • Index.
  • p. 213
Control code
0715060364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780801871115
Lccn
00008874
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Red feminism : American communism and the making of women's liberation, Kate Weigand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Old Left Women, the U.S. Women's Movement, and the Legacy of Anti-Communism.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Foundations
  • 1.
  • Building Unity amidst Diversity: Ethnicity, Race, and Gender in the Early Years of American Communism.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Mary Inman Controversy and the (Re)Construction of the Woman Question, 1936-1945.
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Congress of American Women: Catalyst for Progressive Feminism.
  • p. 46
  • II.
  • Transformations
  • 4.
  • Women's Work Is Never Done: Communists' Evolving Approach to the Women Question, 1945-1956.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Claudia Jones and the Synthesis of Gender, Race, and Class.
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Communist Culture and the Politicization of Personal Life.
  • p. 114
  • III.
  • Connections
  • 7.
  • Old Left Feminism, the Second Wave, and Beyond.
  • p. 139
  • Notes.
  • p. 159
  • Essay on Sources.
  • p. 203
  • Index.
  • p. 213
Control code
0715060364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780801871115
Lccn
00008874
Other physical details
ill.

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