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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Century of Struggle

Her much praised Century of Struggle: You do not currently have access to this article. Preview — Century of Struggle by Eleanor Flexner. Books by Eleanor Flexner. Published March eleanof by Belknap Press: Sep 02, Kate Tooley rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. This should be Ken Burns next series.

Excellent book, made more interesting by Flexner’s anticipating of most of the major themes of women’s history. Mark rated it liked it Jan 01, It took me a while to get through, but this is a book every woman–and the men who love them–should read Paperbackpages. Eleanor Flexner provides a wonderful commentary about the figures and acts that made equality much more real to women.

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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. It was clearly excellently researched and full of fascinating information. His ideas for the structure and purpose of the institute so appealed to lf physicist Albert Einstein that Einstein chose it over competing university centurh when he emigrated from Germany to the United States in For sheer drama the suffrage movement has few equals in modern American political history.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Growth of Flexne Organizations. Eleanor Flexnera writer, also wrote American Playwrights: This book has alot of great info about womens history.

Century of Struggle — Eleanor Flexner, Ellen Fitzpatrick | Harvard University Press

So many awesome women, and so many horrifyingly misogynistic trials to overcome. Oct 23, Alissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eleanor FlexnerEllen Frances Fitzpatrick. She joined the Communist Party in and spent several years writing CP articles and pamphlets, under pseudonyms, and working for various social and political causes.

Ten states never ratified the 19th Amendment — all but Delaware were southern states of the old Confederacy.

Political – political machines and many politicians who were all male worried that if women got to vote, they’d form their own “women parties” and only vote for women candidates. As a woman I’m always humbled by the courage and hard work that went into making this a society in which I can feel free to want my freedom. From Seneca Falls to the Civil War.

Her mother at her flrxner left Eleanor a lifetime income. Dearing; Century of Struggle: There were so many things that I had no idea happened to women throughout history, sleanor their fight for change, which has given me so many freedoms. The last Spanish Republican resistance to Franco was crumbling, and the Flexnet had only recently invaded China. 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.


First Victories in the West. This is an excellent history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, eleaor on the period from to Retrieved from ” https: She begins before Seneca Falls although she argues that the movement begins here and goes through cenhury passage of suffrage. Social concern was one of the principal yardsticks against which I measured the work of the leading playwrights of the twenties and thirties.

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She describes Wollstonecraft’s crushing self-doubt and unstable temperament, as well as her capacity for hard work even in times of significant adversity.

I’ve always wanted to learn about women’s heritage in this country. To ask other readers questions about Century of Struggleplease sign up. But the gap between that time and today is even wider and deeper than these news items might suggest. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Jan 12, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had to read this for my U. There are things I can now tell people about our struggle to vote that I didn’t know before. Sign In Forgot password? Thoroughly enjoyed it, would reread. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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