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Fearless Women

Feminist Patriots from Abigail Adams to Beyoncé

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$35.00 • £30.95 • €31.95

ISBN 9780674258488

Publication Date: 03/07/2023


480 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 photos

Belknap Press


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  • Prologue
  • 1. The Right to Learn (1776–1800): Abigail Adams and Abigail Bailey
  • 2. The Right to Speak (1800–1865): Angelina Grimké and Harriet Jacobs
  • 3. The Right to Lobby (1865–1900): Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Packard
  • 4. The Right to Vote (1900–1920): Mary Church Terrell and Rosa Cavalleri
  • 5. The Right to Earn (1920–1960): Frances Perkins and Ann Marie Riebe
  • 6. The Right to Equal Treatment (1960–1975): Martha Cotera and Yvonne Swan
  • 7. The Right to Compete (1975–2000): Phyllis Schlafly and Muriel Siebert
  • 8. The Right to Physical Safety (2000 to the Present): Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and the Women of #MeToo
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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