In Their Time: A History of Feminism in Western Society

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Social Science - 406 pages
Marlene LeGates has written a thorough, lively and accessible overview of Western feminist movements from the Middle Ages through the latter twentieth century. With each chapter containing a timeline and brief excerpts from primary source documents, the text serve as an ideal 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.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Chapter Two From Jesus to Joan of Arc
27
Women Learning and the Creative Arts
55
Chapter Four Religion Politics and Literature in Early Modern Europe
83
Chapter Five Revolutions in Philosophy and Politics
121
Chapter Six Radicals and Reformers
153
Chapter Seven The Beginnings of FirstWave Feminism
197
Chapter Eight Issues in FirstWave Feminism
237
Chapter Nine Wartime and Interwar Feminism
281
Chapter Ten The Origins of the Second Wave
327
Conclusion
369
Suggestions for Further Reading
377
Index
395
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About the author (2001)

Marlene LeGates is a Lecturer at Capilano College in Vancouver, BC and is the author of numerous articles on the history of women and feminism. She received her Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

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