In Their Time: A History of Feminism in Western Society
This text is an accessible overview of Western feminist movements from the Middle Ages through to the latter 20th century. With each chapter containing a timeline and brief excerpts from primary source documents, the book serves as a basis for a history of feminism or women's studies course, or as a supplementary text in a broader women's history or western civilization course. LeGates addresses such topics as sexual morality and the role of female visionaries in early Christian society, women's roles in utopian movements, revolutions in the early modern period, and suffrage and the second wave in the 19th and 20th centuries. The geographical scope of the book is broad: it includes material on feminism from continental Europe, Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Latin America.
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Chapter Two From Jesus to Joan of Arc
Women Learning and the Creative Arts
Chapter Four Religion Politics and Literature in Early Modern Europe
Chapter Five Revolutions in Philosophy and Politics
Chapter Six Radicals and Reformers
Chapter Seven The Beginnings of FirstWave Feminism
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