The fight for equality by American women is not a new fight. It is a battle that has been waged for generations. While the glass ceiling has slowly been cracking, it has yet to come down completely.
Feminism Unfinished: A Short Surprising History Of American Women’s movement by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon & Astrid Henry was published earlier this year. This anthology of essays documents the women’s movement from the 1920’s to present day. They start with first generation feminists like Alice Paul and Pauline Newman and ends with the current generation of American female leadership that includes Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In.
What I liked about this book was that it didn’t start at the 1960’s,which is often considered to be the start of the feminist movement. The feminist movement in America is much older. I also liked the fact that authors shed the spotlight on women of color, who are sometimes neglected because the focus is often on white middle class women.
I recommend this book.