Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ten top books of radical history

Sheila Rowbotham’s latest book is Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States.

One of her ten favorite books of radical history, as shared at the Guardian:
Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the 19th Century by Barbara Taylor (1983)

Examining how women developed ideas of freedom and equality in the Owenite movement of the early 19th century, Taylor reveals their challenge to the male-dominated co-operative movement. Some insisted that while woman was “unfree”, man must “ever be a slave”. Others argued that women possessed a distinct mission to create a society based on love and association rather than competition. Their shared dream was sex and class equality.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue