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Frontline Feminism, 1975-1995

Essays from Sojourner's First 20 Years


Edited by Karen Kahn

Foreword by Robin Morgan


This collection features over 80 essays from two decades of news, analysis, interviews, reviews, and letters from one of the nation's oldest and largest women's newspapers, Sojourner: The Women's Forum. These articles are a microcosm of the lively and committed debates around some of the key issues of second-wave feminism: identity politics, economic injustice, politics of the family, reproductive freedom, women's health, sex and sexuality, violence against women, and building alliances. This anthology is a must for everyone interested in a wide-ranging overview of the contemporary U.S. feminist movement and an in-depth analysis of the issues.



For teenagers and twenty-something readers, this book will reveal the last two decades of the women’s movement as years full of energy and grit, personal journeys, collective puzzling, and clarifying debate. For the rest of us, it will serve as a lively and engaging reminder of how we got here and why we’re in this feminist conversation.

—Cynthia Enloe, author of Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics


Frontline Feminism strikes a perfect balance between celebration of achievement and critique of failure.

—Book Watch


This anthology is an excellent example of the paper’s commitment to publishing not only respected voices in the community (Adrienne Rich, Angela Davis, etc.) but also the writing of lesser-known women… This book is a must read for anyone interested in the history of the women’s movement in the US.

—The Public Eye


Frontline Feminism suggests a vision of a truly inclusive women’s movement.

—Women’s Review of Books


ISBN-10: 1-879960-42-7
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