What are the best books about Second Wave Feminism?

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    #1Mayflower Madam

    Mayflower Madam

    Mayflower Madam: The Secret Life of Sydney Biddle Barrows is a non-fiction book written by Sydney Biddle Barrows and William Novak. This memoir was originally published in 1987.

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    #2The Color Purple

    The Color Purple
    Set deep in the American South, The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. After living a very hard life, she starts to discover joy and the power of her own spirit.
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    Steven Walters
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Color Purple is an amazing book. I am sure it will someday be a classic like Steinbeck or Faulkner. A great story about slavery and America's past."
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    #3The Second Sex

    The Second Sex

    The Second Sex by French author Simone de Beauvoir is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of a woman, and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. The French book was originally published in 1949.

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    Evelyn Romero
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book can easily be applied to many stages and ages in a woman's life. It is appropriate for high school years through senior years as it will apply to many. Something can be learned in every stage and this book will be sure to teach it. Remain open minded when reading as it will bring up some thoughts that women can be undecided about. It is a wonderful source for an essay for college and also for high school. It will appeal to many across the board. "
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    #4Sisterhood Is Powerful

    Sisterhood Is Powerful

    Sisterhood Is Powerful is a nonfiction feminist book edited by Robin Morgan which contains a collection of writings from the Women's Liberation Movement on the topic of abortion and feminism. It was published in 1970 by Vintage. 

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    Margaret George
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If someone wanted to find the best books about Second Wave Feminism, Amazon is a pretty great choice. You can search top rated/most purchased, etc books in categories Gender Studies and Women's Studies."
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    #5Sexual Politics

    Sexual Politics

    Sexual Politics is a non-fiction feminist book written by Kate Millett. This political and philosophical book is first published in 1969 by University of Illinois Press. 

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    #6"A" is for Alibi (Alphabet Mysteries)

    "A" is for Alibi (Alphabet Mysteries)

    "A" is for Alibi is written by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton for her alphabet mysteries series wherein she introduced the fictional detective, former cop character Kinsey Millhone.

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    Beverly Harris
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A is for Alibi is a good read if your looking for a nonfiction book with a feminist type character. However, if you're looking for a non-fiction book to read about second wave feminism or just looking to read a book based on that topic of interest, this book is probably not for you. The book is more of a mystery with a feminist character playing the lead investigator."
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    #7The Women's Room

    The Women's Room

    The Women's Room is a classic feminist fiction book written by Marilyn French. This novel is about Mira Ward and a women's movement. It is first published in 1977 by Little Brown and Company. 

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    Bobby Austin
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a perfect book about the feminist culture. anyone looking for a feminist book should start with this highly awarded book"
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    #8The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness, the 4th book in Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish Cycle series, is about a human ambassador sent to the planet Winter, where there is no sexual prejudice and inhabitants can change gender anytime.

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    Matthew Boyd
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book is an eye-opening tale of a human that is sent to a foreign world that is totally free of sexual prejudice. The concepts are idealistic at times, but they present a new idea of a what it would be like to be free from today's standards and social constructs. The author's vision is clear, although I feel at times it becomes a bit repetitive. I recommend this book to those that are interested in gender politics."
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    #9The Feminine Mystique

    The Feminine Mystique

    The Feminine Mystique is a classic non-fiction history book written by Betty Friedan. This feminist psychology book is first published in 1963 by W. W. Norton Company. 

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    Dennis Salazar
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is something that feminists would definitely be into. It has a cool take on psychology and I found it to be a decently interesting read. It felt slow at times, though."
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    #10The Dialectic of Sex

    The Dialectic of Sex

    The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution is a non-fiction feminist book written by Shulamith Firestone. This political and philosophy book is first published in 1970 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 

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    Teresa Rivera
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book is a fascinating look into the history and accomplishments of feminism. It gives a thorough background on the beginnings of First Wave feminism before analyzing the roots of Second Wave feminism. It is a well researched and thought-provoking read I'd recommend to those interested in the topic."
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    #11Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

    Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
    Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her is a non-fiction book about feminism written by Susan Griffin. Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her was published on January 3, 2000 by Counterpoint.
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    Jason Gonzales
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is very inspiring and I can see why people like it. It really made me appreciate women more and want to contribute to making them equal to men. I was initially put off by the title, but I gave the book a try when I was bored at home and I do not regret it. It has made me see the world in a different light and has made me question society and its treatment of women."
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    #12The Spinster and Her Enemies

    The Spinster and Her Enemies
    The Spinster and Her Enemies is a non-fiction book about feminism written by Sheila Jeffreys. The Spinster and Her Enemies was published on October 28, 1997 by Spinifex Press.
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    Scott Collins
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I bought the book "The Spinster and Her Enemies" for my fiancee, and she really loved it! The book is a non fiction history about feminism, and even if it has been written 20 years ago, it's still very fresh and relevant!"
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    #13Right Wing Women

    Right Wing Women

    Right Wing Women is a non-fiction book about feminism written by Andrea Dworkin. Right Wing Women was published on February 15th 1983 by Perigee Trade. It was first published in 1983.

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    Harry Bell
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Good book about feminism. More people need to be aware."

Summary

Best What are the best books about Second Wave Feminism
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mayflower MadamBooks 30 Paid
2The Color PurpleBooks 25 Paid
3The Second Sex Books 23 Paid
4Sisterhood Is PowerfulBooks 18 Paid
5Sexual PoliticsBooks 16 Paid
6"A" is for Alibi (Alphabet Mysteries)Books 6 Paid
7The Women's RoomBooks 3 Paid
8The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)Books 1 Paid
9The Feminine MystiqueBooks 0 Paid
10The Dialectic of SexBooks 0 Paid
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