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Crystal Eastman On Women & Revolution, Blanche Wiesen Cook editor SIGNED Hardcover w/Dust Jacket, Feminism Social Economic Vintage Book

Crystal Eastman on Women & Revolution
Edited by Blanche Wiesen Cook
Hardcover with Dust Jacket 388 pages
Measures 8.5x6 inches Weighs 1 pounds 6 ounces
ISBN 0195024451


Condition Very Good.
DJ is rich in color at front, with nice illustration. DJ spine is sunned. DJ is price clipped.
Hardcover is Yellow cloth, boards are solid and sturdy.
Pages are white and clean, text

signed by Editor dated 1984

INTRODUCTION
"Life is a big battle for the complete feminist." Crystal Eastman
wrote those words in 1918, entirely convinced that the complete
feminist would ultimately achieve total victory. Yet only now, fifty
years after her early death in 1928, are women and progressives in
large numbers turning to feminists and socialists like Crystal Eastman
for theory and support.
Labor lawyer, social investigator, and pioneer in the field of
industrial safety, Crystal Eastman's life involved compromise and
contradiction, conviction and courage. She was in the vanguard of
every major movement for social change. Committed equally to
feminism and socialism, Crystal Eastman occupied a unique and, as
the 1920s wore on, an increasingly isolated political position. She
was generally the only socialist at feminist meetings, one of the very
few feminists at socialist meetings.
During the 1920s equal rights feminists were generally attacked
by representatives of organized labor and social reform humanitarians
as enemies of working women. Because the debate over the Equal
»ghts Amendment focused on its potential for undermining the
r "won protective rights of working women, the controversy was
cast as a class-based rather than a feminist issue. Furthermore, then,
^ more than now, the male-dominated socialist movement tended
its tTmiSS thC idea of ec*ual ri«hts for women as largely irrelevant to
P ogram, for economic justice. Crystal Eastman's socialist-femin-

Crystal Eastman On Women & Revolution, Blanche Wiesen Cook editor SIGNED Hardcover w/Dust Jacket, Feminism Social Economic Vintage Book

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