Rutherford 2013 Liberation

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Authors: Alexandra Rutherford and Jenna MacKay

Title: From Social Purity to Women's Liberation

Subtitle: A History of Violence against Women in the United States

In: Violence against Girls and Women: International Perspectives (Vol. 1: In Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adulthood)

Edited by: Janet A. Sigal and Florence L. Denmark

Place: Santa Barbara, CA

Publisher: Praeger

Year: 2013

Pages: 5-20

Series: Women's Psychology Series

ISBN-13: 9781440803352 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781440803369 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century, 20th Century | U.S. History | Society: Women's Movement

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Alexandra Rutherford, Department of Psychology, York University

Jenna MacKay


  Violence as Vice: First-Wave Feminism and the Social Purity Movement (p. 6)
  Social Purity, Race, and Rape: Feminists Divided (p. 9)
  Recession and Reemergence: The Personal Again Becomes Political (p. 11)
  Speaking out about Rape (p. 12)
  Scream Loudly: Emergence of the Battered Women's Movement (p. 14)
  Conclusion (p. 17)
  References (p. 18)

Added: November 2, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013