The Other Feminists by Ms. Susan M. Hartmann
Activists in the Liberal Establishment

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This book enriches our understanding of the women's movement in the United States by showing how feminists captured a place for their goals on the agendas of four male-dominated liberal organizations in the 1960s and 1970s: the International Union of Electrical Workers, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Council of Churches, and the Ford Foundation. Susan M. Hartmann examines the efforts of women and men who had few ties to the independent women's movement - and thus have been neglected in studies of second-wave feminism - but who nonetheless contributed substantially to the spread of feminist ideas and practices into the mainstream of American society. These establishment groups furnished money, legitimacy, and access to the critical arenas of public opinion and government. Revising the common view that the second wave of feminism was a white middle-class phenomenon, Hartmann discovers significant numbers of women of color and working-class women who pushed feminist agendas.
 

About Ms. Susan M. Hartmann

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SUSAN M. HARTMANN is professor of history at Ohio State University. She has written Truman and the 80th Congress (1971); The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s (1982); From Margin to Mainstream: Women and Politics since 1960 (1989); and The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishments (1998).
 
Published December 11, 1998 by Yale University Press. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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A professor of history and women's studies at Ohio State University, Hartmann uses her dual specialties to remarkable advantage, highlighting here the neglected heroes of second-wave feminism.

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