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Freedman, Estelle B. 1947-

Works: 78 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 14,841 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Essays  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Fiction  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: HQ18.U5, 306.70973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Estelle B Freedman
Intimate matters : a history of sexuality in America by John D'Emilio( Book )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman describe the different sexual worlds of plantation slaves, European immigrants, and the urban middle class, and how sexual matters moved from the privacy of the bedroom to its commercial exploitation and its entry into mass culture. The authors shed light on the complex nature of race, gender, and class inequality. They discuss such issues as white slavery and lynching, how sex has served as a symbol for a wide range of social problems, and how conflicts over sexuality have sometimes shaped the political and cultural contours of an era. D'Emilio and Freedman have drawn on court records, diaries, letters, and popular art and culture to provide both a scholarly interpretation of the history of sexuality and a compelling narrative of the lives of anonymous Americans.--From publisher description
No turning back : the history of feminism and the future of women by Estelle B Freedman( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the feminist movement over the past two hundred years and explores how women today are looking to feminism for new approaches to issues of work, family, sexuality, and creativity. Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women's movement has never been as vibrant as it is today. Indeed as the author, a Stanford professor, argues in this book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back. A truly global movement, as vital and dynamic in the developing world as it is in the West, feminism has helped women achieve authority in politics, sports, and business, and has mobilized public concern for once-taboo issues like rape, domestic violence, and breast cancer. And yet much work remains before women attain real equality. In this book, the auhtor examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the past two hundred years, and explores how women today are looking to feminism for new approaches to issues of work, family, sexuality, and creativity. She begins with an incisive analysis of what feminism means and why it took root in western Europe and the United States at the end of the eighteenth century. The rationalist, humanistic philosophy of the Enlightenment, which ignited the American Revolution, also sparked feminist politics, inspiring such pioneers as Mary Wollstonecraft and Susan B. Anthony. Race has always been as important as gender in defining feminism, and the author traces the intricate ties between women's rights and abolitionism in the United States in the years before the Civil War and the long tradition of radical women of color, stretching back to the impassioned rhetoric of Sojourner Truth. As industrialism and democratic politics spread after World War II, feminist politics gained momentum and sophistication throughout the world. Their impact began to be felt in every aspect of society'from the workplace to the chambers of government to relations between the sexes. Because of feminism, the author points out, the line between the personal and the political has blurred, or disappeared, and issues once considered "merely" private such as abortion, sexual violence, homosexuality, reproductive health, beauty and body image, have entered the public arena as subjects of fierce, ongoing debate. The author combines a scholar's meticulous research with a social critic's keen eye. Sweeping in scope, searching in its analysis, global in its perspective, this book is a defining text in one of the most important social movements of all time. -- From publisher
Redefining rape : sexual violence in the era of suffrage and segregation by Estelle B Freedman( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rape has never had a universally accepted definition, and the uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that it remains a word in flux. This book tells the story of the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the United States, through the experiences of accusers, assailants, and advocates for change. In this new history, the author demonstrates that our definition of rape has depended heavily on dynamics of political power and social privilege. The long-dominant view of rape in America envisioned a brutal attack on a chaste white woman by a male stranger, usually an African American. From the early nineteenth century, advocates for women's rights and racial justice challenged this narrow definition and the sexual and political power of white men that it sustained. Between the 1870s and the 1930s, at the height of racial segregation and lynching, and amid the campaign for woman suffrage, women's rights supporters and African American activists tried to expand understandings of rape in order to gain legal protection from coercive sexual relations, assaults by white men on black women, street harassment, and the sexual abuse of children. By redefining rape, they sought to redraw the very boundaries of citizenship. Here the author narrates the victories, defeats, and limitations of these and other reform efforts. The modern civil rights and feminist movements, she points out, continue to grapple with both the insights and the dilemmas of these first campaigns to redefine rape in American law and culture.-- Publisher information
Feminism, sexuality, and politics : essays by Estelle B Freedman( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. This book brings together eleven essays that document the evolving relationship between academic feminism and political feminism as Freedman has studied and lived it
My desire for history : essays in gay, community, and labor history by Allan Bérubé( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, includ
Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War Two by Allan Bérubé( )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire, Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontation--not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both. Drawing on GIs' wartime letters, extensive interviews with gay veterans, and declassified military documents, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling history of the two wars gay military men and women fough--one for America and another as homosexuals within the military. Berube's book, the inspiration for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary film of the same name, has become a classic since it was published in 1990, just three years prior to the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has continued to serve as an uneasy compromise between gays and the military. With a new foreword by historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman, this book remains a valuable contribution to the history of World War II, as well as to the ongoing debate regarding the role of gays in the U.S. military
The essential feminist reader( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving beyond standard texts by English and American feminist thinkers, this collection features primary source material from around the globe, including short works of fiction and drama, political manifestos, and the work of lesser-known writers
Their sisters' keepers : women's prison reform in America, 1830-1930 by Estelle B Freedman( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maternal justice : Miriam Van Waters and the female reform tradition by Estelle B Freedman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling tale in its own right, Van Waters life also supplies a missing chapter in the history of American women. Combining a deep faith in the social power of motherhood with professional efforts to secure equal justice for women and children. Van Waters and her generation provide a legacy for contemporary woman activists
The Lesbian issue : essays from Signs( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism and the future of women by Estelle B Freedman( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism has evolved from the abolitionist movement in the United States to a universal paradigm in the pursuit of full rights and equality for women everywhere. Here, feminism is identified along with how it effects every aspects of life, and the benefits it brings
The history of the family and the history of sexuality by Estelle B Freedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus and Mars( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are men and women really that different? Society tends to emphasize differences more than similarities. This often leads to competition, and in some cases, inequality. Gender issues and stratification, the gender divide in the workplace, the impact of Title Seven, and the women's movement are explored in this lesson. As illustrated in the example of a female football team, it can take a lot of determination to defy the agents of socialization and overcome gender basis."
She even chewed tobacco by Liz Stevens( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of 19th and early 20th century women who dressed as men to succeed in a male dominated society. Covers such colorful characters as Babe Bean alias Jack Garland. The tape also covers early lesbian pioneers
Their sisters' keepers : the origins of female corrections in America by Estelle B Freedman( )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She even chewed tobacco : passing women in 19th century America by Elizabeth Stevens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival photographs and original artwork, with voiceover narrative, to illustrate the history of women who "passed" as men in mid-to-late 19th and early 20th century America. They passed for a variety of reasons, including sexual orientation, "men's wages", and political opportunities
Victorian women : a documentary account of women's lives in nineteenth-century England, France, and the United States by Erna Olafson Hellerstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting Intimate matters : primary sources for a history of sexuality in America by Thomas A Foster( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over time, sexuality in America has changed dramatically. Frequently redefined and often subject to different systems of regulation, it has been used as a means of control; it has been a way to understand ourselves and others, and it has been at the center of fierce political storms, including some of the most crucial changes in civil rights in the last decade. Edited by Thomas A. Foster, Documenting Intimate Matters features seventy-two documents that collectively highlight the broad diversity inherent in the history of American sexuality. Complementing the third edition of Intimate Matters, by John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman--often hailed as the definitive survey of sexual history in America--the multiple narratives presented by these documents reveal the complexity of this subject in US history. The historical moments captured in this volume will show that, contrary to popular misconception, the history of sexuality is not a simple story of increased freedoms and sexual liberation, but an ongoing struggle between change and continuity."--Publisher information
Cram101 textbook outlines to accompany: Intimate matters : a history of sexuality in America, D'Emilio and Freedman, 2nd edition( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecturing in the humanities and the social sciences : how I stopped worrying and learned to love lecturing by Estelle B Freedman( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talk by Dr. Freedman on lecturing in history based on her own experiences as a professor of history
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No turning back : the history of feminism and the future of women
Alternative Names
Estelle Freedman American historian

Estelle Freedman Amerikaans historica

Estelle Freedman amerikansk historikar

Estelle Freedman amerikansk historiker

Estelle Freedman US-amerikanische Historikerin und Autorin

Freedman, Estelle.

Freedman, Estelle Brenda.

フリードマン, エステル

English (186)

Italian (1)

No turning back : the history of feminism and the future of womenFeminism, sexuality, and politics : essaysMy desire for history : essays in gay, community, and labor historyComing out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War TwoThe essential feminist readerTheir sisters' keepers : women's prison reform in America, 1830-1930Maternal justice : Miriam Van Waters and the female reform traditionThe Lesbian issue : essays from Signs