Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary (Lives of American Women)

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary (Lives of American Women)

Lara Vapnek


In 1906, fifteen-year previous Elizabeth Gurley Flynn fastened a soapbox in occasions sq. to denounce capitalism and proclaim a brand new period for women’s freedom. quick well-known as a very good public speaker and ambitious organizer, she committed her existence to making a socialist the USA, "free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice." Flynn grew to become crucial woman chief of the commercial staff of the realm and of the yankee Communist social gathering, combating tirelessly for employees’ rights to prepare and to specific dissenting principles. Weaving jointly Flynn’s own and political existence, this biography finds formerly unrecognized connections among feminism, socialism, loose love, and loose speech. Flynn’s extraordinary occupation casts new mild at the lengthy and sundry background of radicalism within the United States.

About the Lives of yank girls series:
Selected and edited via popular women’s historian Carol Berkin, those short biographies are designed to be used in undergraduate classes. instead of a finished procedure, every one biography focuses in its place on a selected element of a woman’s lifestyles that's emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal determine within the period. The emphasis is on a “good read,” that includes available writing and compelling narratives, with out sacrificing sound scholarship and educational integrity. fundamental assets on the finish of every biography exhibit the subject’s viewpoint in her personal phrases. examine questions and an annotated bibliography help the coed reader.

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