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Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Carol Giardina


In this first-hand history of the contemporary Women's Liberation Movement (WLM), the book argues against the prevalent belief that the movement grew out of frustrations over the male chauvinism experienced by WLM founders active in the Black Freedom Movement and the New Left. Instead, it contends, it was the ideas, resources, and skills that women gained in these movements that were the new and necessary catalysts for forging the WLM in the 1960s. The book uses a focused study of the WLM in Florida to tap into the common theory and history shared by a relatively small band of Women's Liberati ... More

Keywords: WLM founders, Women's Liberation Movement, Black Freedom Movement, New Left, 1960s, Florida, African American women, activists, radical feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034560
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Giardina, author
Queen's College