Revolutions and Struggles for Justice in the 20th Century (From Eve to Dawn #4) (Paperback)

Revolutions and Struggles for Justice in the 20th Century (From Eve to Dawn #4) By Marilyn French, Margaret Atwood (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The conclusion of the "remarkable" four-volume history by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Women's Room (Publishers Weekly).

In the twentieth century, women became a force for change, in part through suffrage, and in part through mass organizing. This final volume of Marilyn French's wide-ranging survey offers a vibrant history of multiple political revolutions as well as the century's horrors--including genocides and the atom bomb. It ends with a thoughtful investigation into the various indigenous feminist movements throughout the world and asks what these peaceful revolutions might augur for the future.

Eschewing easy answers, French suggests that the defining moral moments of the twenty-first century should, and will, build from a global human rights agenda.

About the Author


Marilyn French (1929-2009) was born in New York. She received her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra, Harvard, and Holy Cross College. She is best known for her novels, The Women's Room and In the Name of Friendship, and her non-fiction works, including Beyond Power, The War against Women and her memoir, A Season in Hell. Margaret Atwood's most popular works include The Handmaid's Tale (1983) and The Blind Assassin (2000). She was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1939, and received her undergraduate degree from Victoria University, along with a master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781558615847
ISBN-10: 1558615849
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: From Eve to Dawn