Essential Feminist Reader

ISBN-10: 0812974603

ISBN-13: 9780812974607

Edition: 2007

Authors: Estelle B. Freedman

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Including: Susan B. Anthony Simone de Beauvoir W.E.B. Du Bois Helene Cixous Betty Friedan Charlotte Perkins Gilman Emma Goldman Guerrilla Girls Ding Ling - Audre Lorde John Stuart Mill Christine de Pizan Adrienne Rich Margaret Sanger Huda Shaarawi - Sojourner Truth Mary Wollstonecraft Virginia Woolf "The Essential Feminist Reader" is the first anthology to present the full scope of feminist history. Prizewinning historian Estelle B. Freedman brings decades of teaching experience and scholarship to her selections, which span more than five centuries. Moving beyond standard texts by English and American thinkers, this collection features primary source material from around the globe, including short works of fiction and drama, political manifestos, and the work of less well-known writers. Freedman's cogent Introduction assesses the challenges facing feminism, while her accessible, lively commentary contextualizes each piece. "The Essential Feminist Reader "is a vital addition to feminist scholarship, and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of women.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English


The Book of the City of Ladies(France, 1405)
On the Equality of the Two Sexes(France, 1673)
“The Reply to Sor Philotea” (Mexico, 1691)
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies(England, 1694)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman(England, 1792)
Flowers in the Mirror(China, c. 1800)
Letters on the Equality of the Sexes(United States, 1837)
“The Emancipation of Working Class Women” (France, 1843)
“Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” (United States, 1848)
Two Speeches (United States, 1851, 1867)
“The Enfranchisement of Women” (England, 1851)
The Subjection of Women(England, 1869)
“Social Purity” (United States, 1875)
The Doll’s House(Sweden, 1879)
“Daughters in Boxes” (Japan, 1883)
The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State(Germany, 1884)
“Equality of Rights” (Brazil, 1890)
A Voice from the South(United States, 1892)
“The Solitude of Self ” (United States, 1892)
“The Yellow Wallpaper” (United States, 1892)
The Liberation of Women(Egypt, 1899)
“Sultana’s Dream” (India, 1905)
Stones of the Jingwei Bird(China, 1905—07)
“The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation” (United States, 1906)
“The Social Basis of the Woman Question” (Russia, 1909)
three poems
“Rise Up! To Woman” (United States, 1910)
“The Day the Mountains Move” (Japan, 1911)
“Bread and Roses” (United States, 1911)
Mi opini�n(Puerto Rico, 1911)
Suffrage Speech at Old Bailey (England, 1912)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Resolutions of the Zurich Conference (1919)
“The Damnation of Women” (United States, 1919)
Woman and the New Race(United States, 1920)
“East and West in Cooperation” (India, 1935)
Three Guineas(England, 1938)
Nation and Family(Sweden, 1941)
“Thoughts on March 8” (China, 1942)
Speeches at Arab Feminist Conference (Egypt, 1944)
“We Had Equality till Britain Came” (Nigeria, 1947)
The Second Sex(France, 1949)
Federation of South African Women, Women’
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