Selected Books By Judith Nies

History
Explores how and why resources have been taken from America’s native peoples, what it means in an era of climate change, and why, in this city divorced from nature, the only thing more powerful than money is water.
A New Perspective on Native American History: A Chronological Account of its Place on the World Stage.
Biography
Chronicles Nies' struggle to cope with and finally overcome the limited opportunities for women in society and politics during the 1960s.
An expanded edition of the history of American women radicals.
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“Buy Nies’s book and read it aloud faithfully, until all of you, young and old, have shared and incorporated into your vision of America the heroic, unique and visionary contribution women have made to the history of these United States.”
-- Cynthia Warrick Kemper, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Nies begins here to restore the great women radicals to the tradition, knowing that to think of these heroic women simply as fighters for women’s suffrage…is to impoverish …the larger political tradition of which it is a part.”
--Frances Putnam Fritchman, In These Times

NINE WOMEN: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition

The expanded edition of the highly acclaimed narrative history by Judith Nies on America’s radical activists

In an expanded edition of her history of American women radicals, Judith Nies has added biographical essays on feminist Bella Abzug, civil rights visionary Fannie Lou Hamer, and a new essay on women environmental activists. Included are portraits of Sarah Moore Grimke,who rejected her life as a Southern aristocrat and slaveholder to promote women's rights and the abolition of slavery; Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who led more than 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railway; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the first woman to run for Congress, who advocated for women's rights to own property, to vote, and to divorce; Mother Jones, "the Joan of Arc of the coalfields," one of the most inspiring voices of the American labor movement; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who worked for the reform of America's most cherished institutions, the home and motherhood; Anna Louise Strong, an intrepid journalist who covered revolutions in China and Russia; and Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, who fed and sheltered the hungry and homeless in New York's Bowery for more than forty years.


Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780520229655
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/​15/​2002
Pages: 364