ELEANOR FLEXNER. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Pp. xiv, Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard Uni. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Front Cover · Eleanor Flexner, Ellen Frances Fitzpatrick. Harvard University Press. Mary R. Dearing; Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. By Eleanor Flexner. (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard .

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Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? She centuryy before Seneca Falls although she argues that the movement cenury here and goes through the passage of suffrage.

It is difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation’s young democracy I’ve spent twenty years in the education system and minored in history, but I don’t recall the woman’s suffrage movement being discussed in a single class.

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Even when individual states gave women the right to vote Wyoming was first and this did not happen, it didn’t allay their fears. Stephanie rated it really liked it May 08, I feel like I learned about more than history–politics, sociology, and media studies could easily be included in the topics touched on here.

In the s, Flexner began researching the 19th-century labor struggles of American women but found that few historians had touched on the subject. Feb 21, June is currently reading it. I learned so much. Trivia About Century of Strugg Many of the concepts that inform Century of Struggle were developed by a small group of Marxist women — including, in addition to Flexner, Susan B.


But the gap between that time and today is even wider and deeper than these news items might suggest. In she published a book of dramatic criticism entitled American Playwrights, This was the classic text of first wave feminism for almost 30 years it was originally published in It was only inhowever, that Flexner publicly acknowledged her past membership in the Communist Party.

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I’ve always wanted to learn about women’s heritage in this country. Eleanor FlexnerEllen Frances Fitzpatrick. You do not currently have access to this article. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was eleaor informative. Eleanor Flexner was a distinguished independent scholar and pioneer in the field of women’s studies.

If I need to look up a fact on women’s history, I often start with Flexner. I am not going to meddle with your beliefs. Who Opposed Woman Suffrage? Flexner worked on the manuscript that was to become Century of Struggle through most of the s.

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I suggest it to everyone! Related articles in Google Scholar. It’s absolutely fascinating, and people need to know about this history!

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Especially admired the determination of the author to include the racial aspect of the WRM and it’s interplay with abolition. Feb 18, JaNel rated it it was amazing.


Jun 01, Terry rated it it was amazing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Flexner not only details myriad aspects of the Women’s Rights Movement, she also discusses at length the additional problems faced by African-American women and women in the labor movement. Dearing; Century of Struggle: Both Anne and Abraham Flexner were feminists who supported passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and both marched in the New York woman suffrage parade.

Aware of some glossing over, mostly of personally alienating factors but certainly to a lesser degree than most history books.

During this period of her life Flexner found her way into New York’s radical left. May 26, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eleanor Flexnera writer, also wrote American Playwrights: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Flexner gives these basic answers: While I did know about Seneca Falls before reading this learned about it on my ownthere was so much I didn’t know, far more than what I did.

After graduating from Swarthmore College with high honors in English and history inshe attended Somerville College at Oxford University for one year. This should be Ken Burns next series. You could not be signed in. Mark rated it liked it Jan 01, I mean A LOT.