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Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Jacqueline Castledine


In recognizing the relation between gender, race, and class oppression, American women of the postwar Progressive Party made the claim that peace required not merely the absence of violence, but also the presence of social and political equality. For progressive women, peace was the essential thread that connected the various aspects of their activist agendas. This study maps the routes taken by postwar popular-front women activists into peace and freedom movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The book tells the story of their decades-long effort to keep their intertwined social and political cause ... More

Keywords: gender, race, class oppression, American women, postwar Progressive Party, political equality, social equality, progressive women, peace movement, freedom movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037269
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Castledine, author
University of Massachusetts, Amherst