- Publication date:
- New York : Three Rivers Press, c1998.
- xii, 531 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
- A feminist memoir project / Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Ann Snitow
- Our gang of four: friendship and women's liberation / Amy Kesselman with Heather Booth, Vivian Rothstein, and Naomi Weisstein
- Coming of age: civil rights and feminism / Barbara W. Emerson
- A year of living dangerously: 1968 / Dana Densmore
- Outlaw woman: chapters from a feminist memoir-in-progress / Roxanne Dunbar
- History makes us, we make history / Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez
- Ambivalence about feminism / Barbara Epstein
- Home before sundown / Anselma Dell'Olio
- On the origins of the Women's Liberation Movement from a strictly personal perspective / Jo Freeman
- Two letters from the Women's Liberation Movement / Carol Hanisch
- Catching the fire / Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
- Primary and secondary contradictions in Seattle: 1967-1969 / Barbara Winslow
- In the wilderness of one's inner self: living feminism / Lourdes Benería
- Clenched fist, open heart / Alice J. Wolfson
- A marriage disagreement, or marriage by other means / Alix Kates Shulman
- On becoming a feminist/lawyer / Nadine Taub
- "For the people hear us singing, 'bread and roses! bread and roses!'" / Meredith Tax
- We called ourselves sisters / Priscilla Long
- A fem's feminist history / Joan Nestle
- Days of celebration and resistance: the Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band, 1970-1973 / Naomi Weisstein
- The art of getting to equal / Nancy Spero
- What feminism means to me / Vivian Gornick
- Sisterhood in black and white / Barbara Omolade
- The buried yes / Minne Bruce Pratt
- An activist love story / Paula Allen and Eve Ensler
- To hell and back: on the road with black feminism in the 1960s & 1970s / Michele Wallace
- Skirting / Yvonne Rainer
- "Ain't I a feminist?": re-forming the circle / Shirley Geok-lin Lim
- Some responses (a note from RBD and AS)
- Notes from the aftermath / AnnJanette Rosga and Meg Satterwaite
- "Feisty characters" and "other people's causes": memories of white racism and U.S. feminism / Barbara Smith
- My memoir problem / Ellen Willis
- Sisters in struggle: a belated response / Beverly Guy-Sheftall
- How many lives are here-- / Kate Millett.
The women of The Feminist Memoir Project give voice to the spirit, the drive, and the claims of the Women's Liberation Movement they helped shape, beginning in the late 1960s. These 32 writers were among the thousands to jump-start feminism in our time. Here, in pieces that are passionate, personal, critical, and witty, they describe what it felt like to make history, to live through and contribute to the massive social movement that transformed the nation.
- DuPlessis, Rachel Blau.
Snitow, Ann Barr, 1943-