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Women activists : challenging the abuse of power

by Garland, Anne Witte.

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Nonprofit Resource Center - Volunteerism HQ1412 .G36 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Nonprofit Resource Center - Volunteerism
 
Call Number  HQ1412 .G36 1988
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Nonprofit Resource Center - Volunteerism HQ1412 .G36 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Nonprofit Resource Center - Volunteerism
 
Call Number  HQ1412 .G36 1988
 
 
Summary
These fourteen women activists are working to protect their families and neighborhoods and to challenge unsound corporate and government policies. They offer moving, inspiring examples of individuals doing something concrete to control their lives and improve society. Includes a foreword by Ralph Nader and an introduction by Frances T. Farenthold.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This account of various inspiring achievements accomplished through grassroots activism is a welcome tonic for individuals who despair of making an impact on the big problems of our times. Garland, a freelance journalist, specifically focuses on women because they are ``the vocal, passionate leaders in fights against toxic waste dumps, against nuclear power, and against nuclear weapons.'' She sensitively charts 14 personal paths to activism, frequently including long quotations to allow her subjects to relate a story in their own words. Maria Fava and Mildred Tudy bridge racial gaps in Brooklyn communities through the National Congress of Neighborhood Women; in the wake of her premature baby's death, Cathy Hinds battles politicians and corporations over a toxic waste dump near her Maine home. The chapter on the Greenham Common women's ``peace camp'' movingly demonstrates how global issues are often highly personal. The excellent introduction by Farenthold, a founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, places Garland's interviewees in a larger context and indicates the common aims, motives and methods that unite their disparate efforts. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Women social reformers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women -- Political activity -- United States.
Women -- Political activity -- Great Britain.
Publisher New York :The Feminist Press at the City University of New York :1988
Distributed by the Talman Co.,
Language English
Description xxiii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 0935312803 (pbk. : cover)
093531279X (hard) :
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