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The Feminist Promise by Christine Stansell
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May 10, 2011 | ISBN 9780812972023

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“Stansell explodes popular ideas about the women’s movement with a history that shows its complexity, and the massive internal and external obstacles women are still trying to overcome.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Thrilling . . . a bold, brimming history . . . reminiscent of The Second Sex in its elegant gallop through centuries and cultures.”The Texas Observer

“Magisterial . . . [This book] will be a benchmark.”The Nation

“A landmark book from a brilliant and insightful historian. Stansell brings pioneering feminist thinkers like Mary Wollstonecraft thrillingly alive and places contemporary American women activists in the contexts of two centuries of feminist argument. Assured, ambitious, and stirring, The Feminist Promise delivers the authoritative intellectual history needed to ground and launch a new era of global women’s emancipation.”—Elaine Showalter, Professor Emeritus of English, Princeton University, and author of A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

“It’s all here—over two hundred years of history, down to the perplexities of the present day, in which a feminist might be an Afghan teenager fighting for an education, or an American lawyer wondering how she ended up as a stay-home mother. The Feminist Promise is women’s history for the twenty-first century—a magnificent and compelling work.”—Katha Pollitt, author of The Mind-Body Problem

“Christine Stansell’s The Feminist Promise is a landmark in women’s history—a remarkable and thoughtful narrative of the many movements and struggles that have shaped the lives of American women (and men) over two centuries and into our own time.”—Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of American History, Columbia University

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