The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America (Paperback)
How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America
Penguin Putnam, 9780140097191, 444pp.
Publication Date: December 26, 2006
In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolution. Rosen's fresh look at the recent past reveals fascinating but little-known information including how the FBI hired hundreds of women to infiltrate the movement. Using extensive archival research and interviews, Rosen challenges readers to understand the impact of the women's movement and to see why the revolution is far from over.
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Praise For The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America…
"People who decry and fear women's liberation should read [this book]. The experience will provide them with a factual underpinning for what women were, and still are, up against." --The Washington Post
"A first-rate history of contemporary feminism....[Rosen's] account of the past 50 years is comprehensive and detailed, erudite and personal, suitable for the night table as well as the academy." --San Francisco Chronicle