Free Women of Spain
Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women
By (author) Martha A. Ackelsberg
Free Women of Spain by Martha A. Ackelsberg
Book DescriptionMobilising over 20,000 women into an organised network during the Spanish Revolution, Mujeres Libres (Free Women) strived for community, education and equality for women. Acklesberg gives a stirring account of the fierce women that made up this revolutionary network.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781902593968
(205mm x 164mm x 18mm)
Imprint: AK Press
Publisher: AK Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Martha A. Ackelsberg
Martha Ackelsberg is a Professor of Government and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College, where she teaches courses in political theory, urban politics, political activism, and feminist theory. She has contributed to a variety of anthologies on women's political activism in the United States.
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