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.
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/15/2002