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Gordon, Linda

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Works: 143 works in 435 publications in 2 languages and 20,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Sources  Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, wac, Other, Creator, Director
Classifications: HQ766.5.U5, 331.40973
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The moral property of women : a history of birth control politics in America by Linda Gordon( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only book to cover the entire history of birth control and the intense controversies about reproduction rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, The Moral Property of Women is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of the award-winning historian Linda Gordon's classic history Woman's Body, Woman's Rights, originally published in 1976"--Jacket
The great Arizona orphan abduction by Linda Gordon( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp to be placed with Mexican Catholic families. The interracial conflict leads to conflict, violence and lenghty court battles
Women, the state, and welfare by Linda Gordon( )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman's body, woman's right : a social history of birth control in America by Linda Gordon( Book )

51 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1850, most contraceptive methods and abortion were illegal in America. But in the late 19th century, American women began demanding the right to prevent or terminate pregnancy. Gordon traces the story of this controversy, and includes new material on recent movements to outlaw abortion
Heroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence : Boston, 1880-1960 by Linda Gordon( Book )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitied but not entitled : single mothers and the history of welfare, 1890-1935 by Linda Gordon( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes the thinking behind the inclusion of AFDC, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, in the Social Security Act of 1935 and the changes that have happened since its creation as well as those that still need to be made
Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits by Linda Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Lange's photographs define how the American Depression is remembered; this evocative biography defines her creative struggles and enduring legacy
The second coming of the KKK : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American political tradition by Linda Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s. Unknown to most Americans today, this "second Klan" largely flourished above the Mason-Dixon Line--its army of four-to-six-million members spanning the continent from New Jersey to Oregon, its ideology of intolerance shaping the course of mainstream national politics throughout the twentieth century ... Never secret, this Klan recruited openly, through newspaper ads, in churches, and through extravagant mass "Americanism" pageants, often held on Independence Day. These "Klonvocations" drew tens of thousands and featured fireworks, airplane stunts, children's games, and women's bake-offs--and, of course, cross-burnings. The Klan even controlled about one hundred and fifty newspapers, as well as the Cavalier Motion Picture Company, dedicated to countering Hollywood's "immoral"--And Jewish--influence. The Klan became a major political force, electing thousands to state offices and over one hundred to national offices ..."--Jacket
America's working women by Rosalyn Baxandall( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source materials and sections on black slaves, Lowell, women on the Oregon trail, nursing, white slavery, letters from black migrants, the Lawrence textile strike, the Triangle fire, and child care
America's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the present( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark work when it appeared in 1976, America's Working Women helped form the field of women's studies and transform labor history. Now the authors have enlarged the dimensions of this important anthology; more than half the selections and all the introductory material are new. Spanning the years from 1600 to the present, selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, songs, poetry, and fiction show women's creativity in supporting themselves, their families, and organizations or associations. Slave women recall their field work, family work, and sabotage. We see Indian women farming, and we also see the white culture coercing Indian women to give up farming. We see women in industry playing a central part in the union movement while facing the particular hazards of women's jobs and working conditions. New selections show the historical origins of today's important issues: sexual harassment, equal pay, "sex work," work in the underground economy, work in the home, and shift work. With an expanded focus on women from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and regions, America's Working Women grounds us in the battles women have fought and the ones they are in the process of winning
Feminism unfinished : a short, surprising history of American women's movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this bold, revisionist history, three leading scholars of women's history provide the first concise history of American women's movements over the nearly hundred years since women gained the right to vote. They eschew the popular--though incomplete--narrative focusing on the 1960s and 1970s, and trace the world-changing social movement to the 1920s. This broader canvas allows for the struggles of all women, including working-class women, to come to the foreground. Among the many myths the book dispels is the notion that feminism was a movement of the largely white, highly educated, upper middle class. The authors vividly render the struggles of those women who organized rallies, demonstrations, and sit-ins--often working alongside civil rights demonstrators--to demand equal wages and better jobs, as well as the right to both sexual pleasure and reproductive control. The book also provides a counterpoint to the contemporary corporate-backed "lean-in" philosophy; the authors argue that this assumes that gains for a tiny elite will help all women. They demonstrate that, to the contrary, the gains women have made were created by working together for social change rather than by striving individually for personal success. While each new generation since 1920 has arrived in a world improved by the efforts of previous struggles, the movement is far from over. Progress is not a birthright but rather a vision that has been constructed, reconstructed, and fought for over and over again."--Publisher information
Dear sisters : dispatches from the women's liberation movement by Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains posters, songs, cartoons, leaflets and other documents of the women's liberation movement of the 1960's and 1970's
Impounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment by Dorothea Lange( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange's unseen photographs are the photographic record of the Japanese American internment saga. This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange's stature as one of the twentieth century's greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images--the majority of which have never been published--this book evokes the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps. Nationally known historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro narrate the saga of Japanese American internment: from life before Executive Order 9066 to the abrupt roundups and the marginal existence in the bleak, sandswept camps.--From publisher description
Dorothea Lange by Dorothea Lange( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) documented rural poverty for the federal Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration from 1935 to 1939. Her powerful images--from migrant workers in California fleeing the "dustbowl," to struggling Southern sharecroppers-- became icons of the era. She later photographed Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II and traveled throughout Europe and Asia. This book presents 42 of the greatest images from throughout Lange's career, including some of her work done abroad. She possessed the ability, as she put it, to photograph "things as they are" and through this her photographs give us "more about the subjects than just the faces." It is no wonder that Edward Steichen called her the greatest documentary photographer in the United States. Linda Gordon contributes a new biographical essay and an image-by-image commentary to accompany a newly selected set of photographs
U.S. women's history by Linda Gordon( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inge Morath : an illustrated biography by Linda Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second coming of the KKK : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American political tradition by Linda Gordon( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By legitimizing bigotry and redefining so-called American values, a revived Klan in the 1920s left a toxic legacy that demands reexamination today. Boasting 4 to 6 million members, the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s dramatically challenged our preconceptions of hooded Klansmen, who through violence and lynching had established a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South. Responding to the "emergency" posed by the flood of immigrant "hordes"-Pope-worshipping Irish and Italians, "self-centered Hebrews," and "sly Orientals"-this "second Klan," as award-winning historian Linda Gordon vividly chronicles, spread principally above the Mason-Dixon Line in states like Indiana, Michigan, and Oregon. Condemning "urban" vices like liquor, prostitution, movies, and jazz as Catholic and Jewish "plots" to subvert American values, the rejuvenated Klan became entirely mainstream, attracting middle-class men and women through its elaborate secret rituals and mass "Klonvocations" before collapsing amid revelations of sordid sexual scandals, financial embezzlement, and Ponzi-like schemes. The Klan's brilliant melding of Christian values with racial bigotry and its lightning-like accretion of political power now becomes a sobering parable for the twenty-first century
Families by Linda Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second wave feminist discourse on "why we think that families are bad for women, men, and children; and why we think they are a crucial part of the oppressive economic and social system we live under." The author argues that families are a means of social control, oppress women by chaining them to their reproductive and child-rearing functions, and reify traditional gender roles in children
Heroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence by Linda Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great Arizona orphan abduction
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The great Arizona orphan abductionWomen, the state, and welfareHeroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence : Boston, 1880-1960Pitied but not entitled : single mothers and the history of welfare, 1890-1935Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limitsAmerica's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the presentDear sisters : dispatches from the women's liberation movementImpounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internmentHeroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence
Alternative Names
Gordon, Linda 1940-

Gordon, Linda Winkelhaus 1940-

Linda Gordon Amerikaans historica

Linda Gordon historiadora estadounidense

Linda Gordon historiadora estatunidenca

Linda Gordon historiadora estauxunidense

Linda Gordon historienne américaine

Linda Gordon US-amerikanische Historikerin

Линда Гордон американский историк и феминистка

Лінда Гордон

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English (277)

Spanish (1)