From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume III

From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume III


Marilyn French
Infernos and Paradises, The Triumph of Capitalism in the 19th Century

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ISBN: 9781558615830
Publication Date: 12-01-2008

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Foreword by Margaret Atwood

French describes in a lively, readable style the "most cheering period in female history." While living under the influences of imperialism, industrialization, and capitalism, nineteenth century women organize for their own education, a more equitable work wage, and the vote.

"Leaves the reader breathless. . . . This richly researched volume paints memorable images . . . [and] with passion and vision [shows] us how a century that began with men claiming women as their property ended with women's demands for an end to their subjugation." —Meg McGavran Murray, author of Margaret Fuller, Wandering Pilgrim

"[French's] coverage is encyclopedic, but her prose is impressively accessible, creating a rare find: a page-turning, can't-put-it-down history text. . . . This is not a simple repackaging of history for women. French instead gives life to a new way of looking at the world as it exists for women. Her history is sure to inspire the burgeoning feminist in every woman and man. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries and essential for universities with women's studies programs." Library Journal, starred review

"Offers fascinating insight and detail." Publishers Weekly

"[Marilyn French] still knows how to keep the pages turning." Time Out, New York