National Women's Liberation Suggested Readings

 

  • History of Woman Suffrage: Volumes 1-3, Elizabeth Cady Stanton with Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage; Volumes 4-6, completed by other authors, including Anthony, Gage, and Ida Harper, (1881-1922)
  • The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir (1949)
  • "Towards a Female Liberation Movement," Beverly Jones & Judith Brown (1968)*
  • Redstockings First Literature List (Fall 1969) and A Sampling of Its Materials (1968-69)*
  • "Notes From The First Year," NY Radical Women, ed. Shulamith Firestone (1968)*
  • Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female, Frances M. Beal (1969)
  • Articles by African American women in Woman's World (1971-72) (packet)*
  • Feminist Revolution & "Censored Section," Redstockings (1975)*
  • "The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement," 60's Speak to 80's conference speech by Kathie Sarachild (1983)*
  • "It's a Lifetime's Work, This Movement" speech by Judith Brown (1987)*
  • Daring To Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-75, Alice Echols (1990)
  • "Women's Studies or Women's Liberation Studies," speech by Carol Giardina (1991)*
  • Feminist Chronicles (1954-1993), Toni Carabillo, Judith Meuli, June Bundy Csida (1993), especially founding documents of the National Organization for Women in the appendix
  • Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, ed. (1995)
  • The Making of Black Revolutionaries, James Forman (1997)
  • Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC, ed. Cheryl Lynn Greenberg (1998)
  • "Women's Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America," Redstockings Organizing Packet, Kathie Sarachild, Jenny Brown and Amy Coenen eds. (2001)*
  • Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970, Carol Giardina (2010)


* These are available through the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action catalog, www.redstockings.org. The entire collection is worth reading and supporting.