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The founder of the Feminist Press and one of the first proponents of women’s studies presents a living history of the growth of feminism, especially in academia. Howe began her career teaching at major universities around the U.S. She went on to chair the Modern Language Association and bring women to the forefront in that organization. Next she founded the Feminist Press, which has been publishing feminist writing for more than four decades, and helped organize an international women’s studies network. From her summers in Mississippi where she created a freedom school in the dangerous days of the civil rights movement to her friendships with iconic writers like Marilyn French, Tillie Olsen, and Grace Paley, Howe documents a lifetime of activism.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Prologue: Memory, History, and the Missing Creative Bone
  2. pp. 11-19
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  1. I. A Family Girl
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. 1. Two Mothers
  2. pp. 23-40
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  1. 2. Two Fathers
  2. pp. 41-53
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  1. 3. Learning About Class at Home and in School
  2. pp. 54-73
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  1. II. The Care of the Future
  2. p. 75
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  1. 4. Studying the Future—Hunter College and Smith College
  2. pp. 77-101
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  1. 5. College Teaching: Learning to Be an Activist
  2. pp. 102-133
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  1. 6. Marriages, Yes, All Four of Them
  2. pp. 134-176
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  1. 7. Daddy, I Never Called You Father
  2. pp. 177-199
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  1. 8. Another Kind of Mother—and Grandmother
  2. pp. 200-226
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  1. III. Work That Changed My Life
  2. p. 227
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  1. 9. Becoming a Feminist
  2. pp. 229-248
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  1. 10. Practicing Feminism at Home and Abroad
  2. pp. 249-278
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  1. 11. Founding the Feminist Press
  2. pp. 279-309
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  1. 12. Moving About the World for Women’s Studies
  2. pp. 310-341
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  1. 13. Growing Pains at the Feminist Press
  2. pp. 342-369
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  1. 14. Moving into CUNY
  2. pp. 370-400
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  1. 15. A Heroic Decade—The 1990s
  2. pp. 401-436
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  1. 16. Retirement and Return
  2. pp. 437-462
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  1. IV. Friendships into Family
  2. p. 463
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  1. 17. My Mother, the Survivor
  2. pp. 465-498
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  1. 18. Sustaining Friendships
  2. pp. 499-533
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  1. 19. My New York Family of Choice
  2. pp. 534-558
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  1. Epilogue: Bellagio, the Creative Bone, Doris Lessing, and Homespace
  2. pp. 559-567
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 568-572
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 573-587
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781558616981
Related ISBN
9781558616974
MARC Record
OCLC
821734299
Pages
590
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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