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Karen O'Connor & Alixandra B. Yanus

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 19: Overview: History of Women Leaders in Social Movements

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Overview: History of Women Leaders in Social Movements
Overview: History of women leaders in social movements

From Susan B. Anthony to Sojourner Truth to Dolores Huerta to Eleanor Smeal, female leaders have been at the core of many social movements pressing for greater rights for women and other disadvantaged groups. Their involvement in movements for African American civil rights (Robnett, in this handbook), Hispanic rights (Patterson, in this handbook), lesbian rights (O'Connor & Yanus, Chapter 26, in this handbook), domestic violence (Fulcher & Goodman, in this handbook), and sex trafficking (Loar & Ardito, in this handbook) ...

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