Personal Politics by Sara Evans
The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left (Vintage)

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The women most crucial to the feminist movement that emerged in the 1960's arrived at their commitment and consciousness in response to the unexpected and often shattering experience of having their work minimized, even disregarded, by the men they considered to be their colleagues and fellow crusaders in the civil rights and radical New Left movements. On the basis of years of research, interviews with dozens of the central figures, and her own personal experience, Evans explores how the political stance of these women was catalyzed and shaped by their sharp disillusionment at a time when their skills as political activists were newly and highly developed, enabling them to join forces to support their own cause.

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Sara M. Evans is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught women's history since 1976. She has served as director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, is chair of the department of history, and is a member of the national boards of the American Studies Association and the Organization of American Historians. The author of "Born for Liberty" and "Personal Politics" and the coauthor of "Free Spaces" and "Wage Justice, " she lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Published December 15, 2010 by Vintage. 290 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Daily Kos

But the balance did get better as the feminist movement got stronger and the women - AND MEN - could be true to themselves.

Jan 31 2014 | Read Full Review of Personal Politics: The Roots ...

Carlin Romano

These activisms sought to transform and enlarge pre-1968 critiques in new movements that were often ridiculed and opposed by former New Left comrades who saw the claims of women and gays in particular as a distraction from the revolution.

Oct 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Personal Politics: The Roots ...

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