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By Christine Bolt

This readable and informative survey, together with either new learn and synthesis, presents the 1st shut comparability of race, category and internationalism within the British and American women's routine in this interval. Sisterhood puzzled assesses the character and effect of divisions within the 20th century American and British women's movements.

In this lucidly written research, Christine Bolt sheds new mild on those ameliorations, which flourished in an period of political response, fiscal lack of confidence, polarizing nationalism and resurgent anti-feminism. the writer finds how the conflicts have been seized upon and publicised via contemporaries, and the way the activists themselves have been pressured to confront the more and more complicated tensions.

Drawing on quite a lot of assets, the writer demonstrates that ladies within the 20th century persisted to co-operate regardless of those divisions, and that feminist routine remained lively correct as much as and past the reformist Sixties. it truly is important studying for all people with an curiosity in American heritage, British background or women's studies.

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