ELEANOR FLEXNER. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Pp. xiv, Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard Uni. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Front Cover · Eleanor Flexner, Ellen Frances Fitzpatrick. Harvard University Press. Mary R. Dearing; Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. By Eleanor Flexner. (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard .

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Breaking Ground for Suffrage. At times it was hard keeping up with dates because they jump around alot from chapter to chapter, but overall a great book to read. It eleqnor difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation’s young democracy You do not currently have access to this article.

This should be Ken Burns next series. Morton rated it it was amazing Feb 05, It is quite informative and interesting.

A bit dry at times, but there are worse books out there. It’s absolutely fascinating, and people need to know about this history! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For the most part unflinching and comparatively objective. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.


Racial – Southern states were solidly against women’s suffrage because they were against all African-Americans voting. Contents The Position of American Women up to Thomas Neville Bonner’s Iconoclast and Ellen Fitzpatrick’s foreword to the edition of Century of Struggle were the major sources of information about the Flexner family. And I’ll tell you something else. Views Read Edit View history.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, would reread. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. From Seneca Falls eleanro the Civil War. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against.

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This is the most comprehensive overview of the women’s movement I’ve read. This book brings home that lesson. Especially admired the determination of the author to include the racial aspect of the WRM and it’s interplay with abolition.

Refresh and try again. Citing articles strugglf Google Scholar. I am srruggle going to dictate to you mine. In this classic biography, which has not been reprinted, Flexner recounts the glories and miseries of Wollstonecraft’s childhood and professional life. For sheer drama the struggel movement has few equals in modern American political history.


Century of Struggle tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. Economic – powerful, well financed business interests wanted to maintain the status quo. It helped to have discussion questions for every chapter. Mar 16, Sugarpuss rated it really liked it Shelves: Millions of people who had known ten or twenty years of security were suddenly reduced to joblessness.

Very good overview, with enough personal notes to draw the reader in. Trivia About Century of Strugg Sign In or Create an Account. First Victories in the West.

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Z Tyler rated it it was amazing May 17, Eleanor’s father, Abraham Flexnerwas a leader in several fields including, with his brother Simon Flexner at the Rockefeller Institute, the reform of early 20th-century medical education and medical research in the United States and Canada. Lists with This Book.

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