For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

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Princeton University Press
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.7 inches | 2.1 pounds

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About the Author
Dorothy Sue Cobble is Distinguished Professor of History and Labor Studies Emerita at Rutgers University. Her many books include The Sex of Class, Feminism Unfinished, and The Other Women's Movement (Princeton). Website
"A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year"

Cobble's appreciation for the integrity of the full rights feminists' line of reasoning and their persistence shapes her book.

"---Nancy F. Cott, New York Review of Books
"Cobble's impressive research draws on countless primary sources from collections spanning archives, libraries, and research institutions from around the globe, making her book a must read for students interested in transnational feminism."-- "Choice Reviews"
"[A] comprehensive new history. . . . Cobble's book is brimming with stories of women who similarly moved in and out of unions, feminist organizations, and government posts."---Laura Tanenbaum, Jacobin
"Dorothy Sue Cobble's sweeping, carefully-researched, and beautifully-written story of full-rights feminists. . . . will no doubt remain a touchstone for the history of feminism and labor for years to come."---Jocelyn Olcott, International Review of Social History
"For the Many should help dislodge the hegemonic tendency of attributing and assigning feminism to white, American, bourgeois women, and therefore allowing feminism to be inextricably confined to white, bourgeois political philosophies and ideologies. Cobble's work serves as a caution to young intersectional feminists that we should not allow the most racist, classist, and exclusionary of feminists to lay claim to the history of American feminism in the twentieth century."---Tracey Jean Bouisseau, American Historical Review

Cobble successfully traces the history of U.S. women's international labor feminism over the course of the
twentieth century. As such, For the Many provides an insightful account for graduate students and scholars interested in women's transnational labor activism and U.S. labor relations.

"---Jessica Frazier, Diplomatic History