Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 19: Overview: History of Women Leaders in Social Movements
Karen O'Connor & Alixandra B. Yanus
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) has been essential in ensuring more equal rights for all people. These women have distinguished themselves by their intelligence, political savvy, connections, familial support, or money, among other factors. Though the movements vary widely, these characteristics remain consistent identifying features of the women leaders discussed by many of the authors in Part III of this handbook. Thus we begin our Scholars ...